The ICON-IQ Story

ICON-IQ was founded in 2015 as Jobs Alberta, seeking to address talent shortages facing Canadian companies. Our international recruiting team and Canadian immigration specialists worked together to locate talent-rich areas around the world from which to recruit and relocate exceptional candidates for Canadian companies.

One sector began to stand out to us – technology. Many Canadian tech companies were struggling to land the expertise they needed, a problem which only intensified during the pandemic. This scarcity began to throttle innovation and growth.

Through close examination of global talent pools, we identified Latin America as the region with the most potential for providing experienced tech talent for the Canadian workplace. In 2021, we launched our Mexican-based technical recruiting team to cultivate and source that talent. Rebranding as ICON-IQ in 2022, we are now strategic recruiting partners of Canadian companies who place innovation at the core of their business.

Although our name has changed, our mission has not: we recruit unrivaled technology talent to propel your company forward.

We are Canada’s tech accelerant.

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Our Team

Jason Byrne
Founder & CEO

Jason is the Founder of ICON-IQ, a company that delivers exceptional talent, elevates business performance, and advances the interests of Alberta's technology sector.

Jason is dedicated to community involvement and helping others.

He is a longstanding volunteer with Junior Achievement, Past Chair of Norquest College’s Youth in Transition Program, and has been a regular contributor on TEC Edmonton’s Advisory Panel. He is a Steering Committee member for Rainforest Alberta and Startup Grind Calgary.

Lisa Cameron
Business Operations Manager

Lisa is the Operations Manager for ICON-IQ. She leads internal business operations and supports team members in delivering exceptional client experiences. She develops and implements processes to improve productivity and reach business objectives.

As a key member of a small team, Lisa is a swiss army knife for the company. From event planning to technical writing, she manages multiple, diverse work streams simultaneously.

Bhupinder Singh
Senior Immigration Consultant

Bhupinder is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with diverse international experience. He helps technology companies bring top talent to Canada, and supports candidates and their families on their immigration journey.

Prior to immigrating to Canada with his family, Bhupinder studied Mechanical Engineering in Punjab, India.

Daniela Barajas
IT Recruiter

Daniela is a dedicated IT recruiter for ICON-IQ. She sources the best Latin America talent for Canadian start-ups by aligning companies with the most qualified candidates.

Daniela's passion is working with people to find their dream job. She enjoys teaching and training. Daniela speaks English, Spanish, and Hebrew and lives in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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