We are looking to bring a new full time developer on board, and I do not want geographical barriers holding us back from getting the right person on board.
Has any Canadian company hired developers from abroad? Care to share your experience?
Decision & Data Scientist / Experimental Psychologist / Business Intelligence
September 6th, 2013
I was employed by a small Canadian company a few years ago, working
remotely from the States. It was a bit of a shock for them when it became
clear they'd have to pay most of my COBRA bill (in order for me to have
insurance) on top of salary -- which made me more expensive than hiring a
Canadian. As I understand it, it's common for Canadian companies to offer
some *supplemental* medical insurance and dental to employees, but
apparently it's still much cheaper than COBRA.
If you haven't paid COBRA before, $1,500 per month for an employee with a
spouse and child was a pretty good deal a few years ago. I'd guess it's
somewhat more expensive now.
I don't know what kind of question(s) you would post to an employer but I am an employee hired by a Canadian employer and might help you understand what an employee might expect when he/she lands in this new territory.
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