International tech recruiters VanHack have launched their first all Female Talent Accelerator Program; an initiative aimed at showcasing the top 50 female engineers who are registered in VanHack’s international talent pool and actively looking for a tech job abroad.

Every month VanHack identifies the top 50 professionals from its community to be part of its Talent Accelerator Program. These 50 candidates participate in an intensive training program that covers soft and tech skills, proven to increase their chances of getting hired.

The female-specific Talent Accelerator Program has become instantly popular, receiving more than 150 applications in one week from qualified candidates that hail from countries such as the U.S., Belgium, Brazil, Nigeria, India, Nepal and Belarus.  

VanHack Founder and CEO, Ilya Brotzky is encouraged by the overwhelming interest, “It’s no secret that there’s a gender equality gap in the tech industry. We understand this gap. Companies are also noticing this gap and we want to help change this scenario by providing candidates with the resources that they need to accelerate their job search.”

“We have so many amazing female tech professionals that are ready to relocate and make a difference in Canada.  From Full Stack, Java and .Net Developers to QA Engineers, UX/UI Designers and Data Scientists. VanHack can provide Canadian companies with a variety of highly qualified women actively looking for a tech job right now.”

Earlier this year VanHack profiled Carolina Darski from Brazil, a female, Full Stack VanHacker who relocated to Vancouver and is excelling at B.C. software company, Thinkific.

With the introduction of Canada’s Global Talent Stream program in July 2017, the process to bring in highly-skilled global talent has become exponentially more streamlined. Where it often took up to three months to process a Visa in the past, the Canadian government is now committed to turning around all applications in 20 working days or less.

VanHack has successfully placed more than 440 international tech employees since its inception and is looking to double that by the end of 2018.