Work at Home Jobs for Canadians

Please note that this list of work at home jobs for Canadian citizens is in the process of growing and will continue to do so as I find new things.

I encourage you to let me know if you see an opportunity listed that shouldn't be here or if you know of another opportunity open to Canadians that I should add.

After you have browsed these listings, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources that may help you find work at home jobs for Canadians.

Data Entry

  • The Smart Crowd – Read The Smart Crowd Review – Hires people worldwide to do data entry tasks from home. Affiliate with Lionbridge.
  • Amazon mTurk – Read Amazon mTurk Review – This is an extra cash opportunity that is open to US, Canada and other countries. They have regular short tasks available for data entry among other things.
  • Clickworker – Read Clickworker Review – This opportunity is available worldwide. Like mTurk, they have data entry tasks available regularly.

Transcription

Entry Level OK

  • Casting Words – Read Casting Words Review – This company accepts people in Canada and other countries to do small transcription jobs. Note this is very low pay, so it's definitely just for extra cash.
  • Quicktate – Read Quicktate Review – This company accepts transcribers from Canada and other countries. While the pay is on the low side (as is the case with most transcription companies open to newbies), they have been around for a long time and are reputable.
  • Rev – Read Rev Review – This company accepts transcribers, translators, and captioners to work at home. You can work for this company from almost any country. Payments are made weekly.
  • Scribie – Read Scribie Review – You can work at home doing transcriptions for Scribie. They accept transcribers from most countries. Again, this is extremely low pay that you may or may not be willing to spend time working for.
  • TranscribeMe – Read TranscribeMe Review – This one is ideal for beginners who have no experience and just need extra money. Most of the clips you transcribe are just 2-4 minutes long. They are open worldwide.
  • Ubiqus – Read Ubiqus Review – This company hires in Canada as well as other countries for transcription work from home. Very little information is provided on the website, but there is an online form to fill out to send your application in.

Requires Experience

  • Babbletype – Read Babbletype Review – This company, which hires both in the US and abroad, are usually looking for transcriptionists and editors. Mostly this job is focused on general transcription, but the company also offers translation services. 
  • Cambridge Transcriptions – This company specializes in several areas, including court transcription, and transcribing business meetings. They don’t seem to have any restrictions for international hiring. 
  • Caset Associates LTD – From what I can gather, they’re mostly focused on technical and medical transcription. Their website is about as basic as they come, and there’s not a lot of information available about the work, but apparently they do hire in both the US and Canada.
  • Digit Scribe – This medical transcription firm doesn’t always have work from home jobs available, but they’re a Canadian company and have no problem hiring people from Canada. 
  • Expedict – They hire work from home transcription contractors internationally, but there’s not a great deal of information available about the job at the moment. Apparently they deal in many different kinds of transcription services, from dictation, to webcasts, and business meetings, but they specialize in financial transcription. 
  • Outsec – A transcription company based in the UK. They offer transcription services in a variety of different categories, and clients are able to download a custom dictation app. When they’re hiring, Outsec recruits internationally. 
  • Pioneer Transcription – This company’s been in the business since 1990, and were among the first to get into the digital transcription game. They’re looking for experienced transcriptionists who already have a foot-pedal, and won’t need much (or any) additional training. They don’t appear to have any restrictions on hiring internationally.
  • Production Transcripts – This company only hires occasionally, but you can apply at any time to be added to their list for the next time they need someone, and they don’t seem to have a problem with hiring worldwide.
  • Scribes Transcription Services – A Canadian company who mainly seem to market to customers based in Canada. Their hiring requirements, which include a college education and previous experience in transcription, are fairly restrictive.
  • SpeakWrite – Read SpeakWrite review– This company is almost always hiring, especially if you have experience in legal transcription. Set your own hours and potentially earn more than $3000 monthly. 
  • Way With Words – Read Way With Words review – This company pays on the low end, especially considering their experience requirements, and stringent hiring practices, but they do hire internationally, and the hours are flexible. 

Medical Transcription

  • Athreon – A company based in Chicago, best known for their speech to text software. They also offer a variety of other services, including medical transcription, and hire internationally. 
  • Terra Nova – This medical transcription company only hires Canadian residents. You’ll need at least one year of previous experience.
  • Ubiqus – Read Ubiqus review – An international company with roots in France that’s been around for a long time. They hire for many different types of transcription, including medical, legal, and foreign language. They appear to hire internationally, but the information on this isn’t 100% clear. Most likely Canadians can apply, so I included the site in this list anyway even though I can’t be absolutely certain. 

Chat

  • Apple – Read Apple review – This company’s work from home positions are pretty highly sought after, partly because they provide all employees with a nice mac computer to furnish their home office. Most of the jobs are US only, but occasionally they hire in Canada. 

Virtual Assisting

Writing

  • Words of Worth – Read Words of Worth review – This UK based company are looking for freelancers who can write sales copy and search engine optimized content. They will hire people located in most English speaking countries, including Canada.
  • Textbroker – Read Textbroker review – One of the oldest and best known content writing sites on the web. This is a pretty good entry level option for freelance writers, but not as good as it once was. There have been a number of changes in recent years that’ve made the site a little less appealing, though still very much worthwhile. They have no restrictions against hiring Canadian residents.
  • Constant Content – Read Constant Content review – This site isn’t technically a job. It’s really more of an open market place where you can sell previously written content. Articles can potentially earn you more than $100 apiece, but you might have to wait a while to sell anything. They allow people from all over the world to register. 
  • The Content Authority – Read The Content Authority review – Another content mill, very much like Textbroker, and they also hire worldwide. The pay is apparently on the lower end of the spectrum, but from what I understand, it’s fairly easy to get hired. 
  • Pure Content – Read Pure Content review – Another site for writers where you’ll be working on various projects, generating mass quantities of web content. They’re open to hiring freelancers all over the globe, but apparently the pay is on the lower end.
  • iWriter – This company claims to employ more freelance writers than any other website in the world, and they hire worldwide.The way their system’s set up, it’s possible to build your own client base, and like most content mills, you have a lot of flexibility to set up your own work schedule.
  • Scripted – Read Scripted review – Earn an average of 10-cents per word as a freelancer writing web content with this company. Like many other content mills, the client gets all rights to the material and you won’t get a by-line, but they claim there’s plenty of work available. Scripted hires in 18 different countries, including Canada.
  • Textmaster – Read Textmaster review – A company that hires both freelance copywriters and translators. Last time we checked there wasn’t always a lot of work available here, but it was a decent site for freelancers who want to keep a lot of eggs in the basket. They apparently hire in a number of different countries, including Canada. 
  • Copy Shoppy – This freelance writing site seems to be built around a contest format. Clients put up a contest for a particular kind of article they need, and freelancers can swarm in and submit an entry. The winning entry gets the prize (money). Most working freelancers I know probably wouldn’t enjoy this kind of format because of the uncertainty, but it might be a good thing for beginners who just want to put their work out there and see what happens. 

Editing

  • Cactus  – Read Cactus Reviews – If you have an eye for detail, you might enjoy working as an editor for this company that specializes in Academic and scientific writing. Most of their jobs actually require that you live in India, but they do occasionally hire people from other countries, including Canada.
  • Lifetips – This company makes money by posting simple tips that people can use to make their everyday lives better. They’re interested in hiring skilled editors, especially those with some sort of background in search engine marketing, and hire people from both the US and Canada.
  • Scribendi – Read Scribendi review – This Canadian proofreading company has fairly steep requirements for their work from home editing jobs, but they pay – up to $27 per hour – is pretty nice. 
  • Pure Content – Read Pure Content review – We mentioned this SEO content creation company in the writing section above. They also hire dedicated editors. 
  • Textmaster – Read Textmaster review – Another company previously mentioned in the writing section who also sometimes have editing positions open.
  • WordFirm – This proofreading company will hire work from home editors from all over the world, but the requirements are pretty steep. You need a college degree and at least five years of previous editing experience. 
  • Words R U – Another editing company with very stringent requirements. You’ll need either a Masters Degree or PhD equivalent, along with two years prior experience as an editor.

Moderation

  • ICUC – Read ICUC review – Make up to $12 dollars hourly as a work from home social media moderator for this company. Many of their jobs involve working for big name client companies, helping them to promote their brands and facilitate productive community discussion on their websites.
  • LiveWorld – Read LiveWorld review – If you enjoy spending time on message boards, you might enjoy working for this company that hires forum moderators. The job will vary a bit depending on the client you’re working for, but if you have much experience with social media you probably have a good sense for what would be involved. The pay is around $10 per hour, and they hire internationally. 
  • ModSquad – Read ModSquad review – You can pick your projects based on your interests when you work as a moderator for this social media management firm. The pay isn’t amazing, but they hire people from all over the world, and it might be easier to get on here than with some other similar companies. 

Phone Jobs

  • American Express –  Read American Express review – This well known credit card company sometimes hires work from home telephone customer service people. Most of the jobs are for US workers, but occasionally they hire internationally. 
  • Apple – Read Apple review – They were mentioned above in the chat section, and also offer remote phone customer service positions. Most of the jobs are US only, but Canadian jobs are available occasionally. 
  • Sutherland – Read Sutherland review – This well known company, which has been around for 20 years, occasionally hires work from home customer service people to join their “cloudsource” team. Canadian applicants are welcome.
  • Working Solutions – Read Working Solutions review – One of the few home based phone jobs that seems to get a lot of positive feedback from current and former workers. They hire work from home staff for tech support, sales, and customer service positions. They do offer jobs to people from Canada from time to time, but those jobs are a little harder to come by than US-based positions.
  • Concentrix – Read Concentrix review – It’s rather easy to get hired by this large company, partly because they’re almost always hiring. Most of their jobs are in the USA, but they do also occasionally hire in the UK and Canada.
  • Contract World – Read Contract World review – This company hires in the US and UK but most of their workers are from Canada. In some ways their business model is a little like Arise – they serve as a middle man between home-based telephone freelancers and various large companies. And just like Arise, you have to pay to sign up. 
  • Alchemic Dream – Read Alchemic Dream review – If you like to play video games, you might enjoy working for this company, which contracts out primarily to various gaming industry clients. They have many different kinds of jobs available, including home-based phone positions.
  • Staples – This well known office supply company occasionally offers work from home telephone jobs. They hire in both Canada and the United States.
  • Blue Zebra Appointment Setting – Read Blue Zebra review – This is a home based phone job where you’ll be hired to do cold calls, generating client leads. Jobs like this are certainly not for everybody, but the pay starts out at $15 per hour, and they do hire people from Canada. 
  • Transcom – Read Transcom review – Formerly known as “Cloud 10,” this company has been around for a long time. Their jobs are location based, and they aren’t always hiring, but they apparently do have Canadian jobs on offer occasionally. The starting pay is $11 per hour, and the nature of the job varies some depending on which client company they set you up with. 
  • NexRep – Read NexRep review – This company hires work at home agents to staff their virtual call centers. The nature of the work can vary depending on the needs of each individual client company, and you’ll have to pay an upfront fee for a background check.
  • Sykes – Read Sykes review – Earn $9 to $15 hourly as a phone worker for this company. Most of the jobs involve order processing or customer service, and some provide workers with a small sales commission. Sykes hires both in the US and Canada.
  • TeleTech – Read TeleTech review – This company provides customer support for other major corporations, and they hire work at home agents to staff their call centers. Unlike many other phone jobs, you won’t need a landline. The jobs are location based, and the do offer occasional Canadian positions.
  • Grindstone – There’s not a whole lot of information available on this Telemarketing company. It sounds like many of the jobs may require cold calling, which might be an issue for some, but they apparently do hire in Canada, at least occasionally.
  • Ipsos – This company specializes in opinion research. They do a lot of polling for political races, and also help companies with market research. They occasionally hire work from home telephone interviewers to conduct polls and surveys, and apparently they do hire in Canada for certain jobs. 
  • Nice inContact – This cloud software company sometimes hires work at home agents for various telephone jobs, and they do occasionally offer positions for Canadian workers. 
  • LanguageLine – Read LanguageLine review – This is an interesting job where you could be hired to work as a telephone interpreter, helping people who speak two different languages to communicate in real time on the phone. Obviously you need to be fluent in at least two languages, and one of them needs to be English. 
  • Intuit – Read Intuit review – If you have the right background and expertise you can become an Intuit remote tax adviser. The position pays pretty well ($25 per hour, apparently) and they hire in both Canada and the USA.
  • MarketLinc – This company, located in California, apparently offers remote Canadian jobs, at least occasionally. Most of the positions seem to be in the customer service category. 
  • U-Haul – Read U-Haul review – This well known company that rents moving trucks hires for quite a few work at home positions, mostly in customer service and sales. They apparently hire remote workers in both the US and Canada. 

Sites for Freelancers

These all have a variety of jobs in several categories that you can bid on and are typically open worldwide:

  • Upwork – Read Upwork review – This is one of the premier marketplaces for Freelancers in all major fields. Both US and Canadian residents can sign up, but there’s a $10 membership fee. 
  • Freelancer – As the company name implies, this is a freelance marketplace. They seem to cater mostly to small businesses, and Canadian freelancers appear to be welcome.
  • PeoplePerHour – This freelance site has been featured in Forbes and on CNBC. They seem to have quite a few jobs available in just about any field you can imagine.
  • FreeUp – Read FreeUp review – This freelance marketplace has more stringent requirements than most to join. They only want the best of the best in the various niches they cover.

Court Research

  • Background Profiles – This company hires work at home researchers to do criminal background checks and things of that nature. Canadians jobs are apparently available, at least on occasion. 

Mystery Shopping

  • About Face – Read About Face review – A reputable mystery shopping outfit. Apparently payments are typically in the $25 to $45 range. 
  • ARC Consulting – Read ARC Consulting review – If you’re interested in telephone-based mystery shopping, this might be a good company to go with. The pay is on the low side, apparently, but since you don’t have to leave your house, it still might be worth the effort. Canada is listed among the eligible countries on their application page. 
  • BestMark – Read BestMark review – One of the most reputable mystery shopping companies around. Requirements to become one of their shoppers aren’t really that strict, so it might be an easy job to get, and they typically have quite a few Canadian shops available. 
  • Business Evaluation Services – Formerly known as BMA Mystery Shopping, this company serves the USA, Canada, and Puerto-Rico. There’s not a lot of information on their website about the job, but like most mystery shopping jobs, work is not available in all places at all times, and it’s probably not going to pay enough to cover all your bills. Think of it as a source of occasional extra income. 
  • Campus Mystery Shopping – This company’s been in business for more than 25 years, and they offer mystery shopping services all across the US and Canada.
  • Compliance Solutions – In addition to mystery shopping, this company offers a wide variety of related services, mostly focused on customer experience and competition research. The signup for shoppers looks pretty simple, and from what I understand, Canadians are welcome.
  • Confero – Read Confero review – Founded in the mid-1980s, this company is one of the better established mystery shopping outfits you could work for. They currently employ well over 100,000 shoppers, and there’s apparently quite a bit of work available. 
  • MarketForce – Read MarketForce review – A generally well regarded mystery shopping company. The average shop apparently pays about $11 hourly. One cool thing about this service is that they have their own custom phone app that lets you see shops available in your area. 
  • PerformaLogics – A mystery shopping company founded in the early 2000s. They have good coverage in both the US and Canadian markets. 
  • Intouch Insights – Formerly known as “Retail Track,” this mystery shopping company appears to be legit, and they seem to have work for Canadian shoppers. 
  • Shopper’s Confidential – A mystery shopping company with a primary focus on the Canadian market. 

Search Engine Evaluation

  • Lionbridge – Read Lionbridge review – One of the better known search engine evaluation companies. They’ve been around for a long time, and for people who enjoy this type of work, it’s a pretty good gig to land. Apparently, they do hire people from Canada. 
  • Appen – Read Appen review – This company offers quite a few different types of evaluation positions for remote workers. They bought out Leapforce, who used to be one of the major players in this market.

Short Task Sites

  • Clickworker – Read Clickworker review – The work offered by this company is roughly in the vein of Amazon Mturk, so if you’ve ever tried that then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect. It’s basically short tasks that pay a small fee – things like quick product surveys, editing small pieces of text, or looking for errors in photos. Canadian applicants are welcome. 

Tutoring

  • Aim4A Tutoring – This tutoring company has been in business for quite a few years. They offer both in-person and online tutoring services. Like most tutoring jobs, the requirements are fairly strict: you’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree, and (though it isn’t required) a teaching certification is preferable.
  • BrainMass – Read BrainMass review – The services offered by this company are a little different than your typical online tutoring firm. They partner with big educational institutions who put their teaching assistants in touch with particular students for one on one coaching. The pay apparently isn’t all that great, and the company makes it clear you should view this more as an extra money opportunity rather than a full time job.

ESL Tutoring

  • Cambly – Read Cambly review – This is one of the better known ESL tutoring jobs where they use the conversational method of teaching. What that means is you don’t need any special teaching skills to work here. You just talk to people in normal conversations and let them practice their English. The pay (a little over $10 hourly) isn’t amazing, but a lot of people enjoy the work, and it’s an easy job to get. 
  • Learnlight – Read Learnlight review – A well regarded language tutoring company that used to go under the name ISUS. They pay $12 to $15 hourly, and hire worldwide. Because they have students all over the globe, you’ll have a lot of flexibility when choosing your hours to work. 
  • Italki – Read Italki review – Another language tutoring company where you won’t need any special teaching certifications to participate and make money. All you need to get hired is the ability to speak some language – including, but not restricted to, English – fluently. They take applications from people worldwide. 
  • VIPKid – Read VIPKid review – This company focuses on more than just language tutoring. They also hire teachers to handle virtual American-style school curriculum classes for Chinese students. They hire both in the US and Canada. The pay is over $20 hourly. 
  • QKids – Read QKids review – Another company focused on the Chinese market. Teach English to students in the 5 to 12 years age-group. The pay is $16 to $20 hourly. 

Translation

  • Globalink – I haven’t yet done any serious research on this translation company, but apparently they do hire remote Canadian translators. 
  • Gengo – Read Gengo review – This translation company (now owned by Lionbridge) is interested in translators with expertise in quite a few different languages. You’ll have to take a test when you sign up to determine your skill level, and depending on how well you do, certain jobs might not be available. 
  • TextmasterRead Textmaster review – We already mentioned this company in the freelance writing section. They also hire for remote translation positions.
  • Verbalizit – Read Verbalizit review – Recently acquired by a company called Smartling, this company still hires remote translators worldwide. To get hired, you’ll need to pass a test, and apparently only 10% of applicants make the cut. 

Extra Cash

  • I have a list of survey panels that are open to Canadians here.

Misc.

  • Art+Logic – If you have a programming background, you might enjoy working as a remote coder for this software development company. They appear to hire primarily in Canada, but jobs may not always be available. 
  • Voices.com – Read Voices.com review – This is a long-standing business that connects voice talents with clients in various industries. To do this work from your home, you’ll need some very good studio equipment. You set your own rates, which means you can make very good money after you build your reputation, but you will have to audition for jobs and competition is fierce, so the work isn’t necessarily steady. 

Other Resources

  • FlexJobs has regularly updated work from home job leads for Canadians. Note this is a pay-to-access site, but I've paid and found it to be an excellent resource considering the lack of scams, no ads, and quantity/quality of the leads. Use promo code AFFILPROMO to get 30 percent off a membership here.
  • FreelanceWritingJobs.ca is a blog with regularly updated freelance writing jobs for Canadians.

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13 thoughts on “Work at Home Jobs for Canadians”

  1. Thank you so very much for this list – there are so many sites on here I’d never heard of. It’s amazing to have the list – but to have a review as well is going above and beyond. Very, very much appreciated!

    • Well, this is a wealth of information, I live in Kamloops,B.C., and I’m on disability, so working from home is a must for me. All I need is the right job and the money will roll in quickly. I’m not sure how to pick the right job as that is paramount to being happy and able to do the job right and prompt. Unfortunately that may take some time and I want to get started making some extra money for Christmas and birthdays of my grandchildren. Lets get started now, anyone got any suggestions for me to pick the right job.????

  2. Thanks for adding Canadian Working Moms is a pay to access site. They advertise on Craigslist as having many opportunities and then when you respond send a canned response to sign up for their site. Last I checked it’s 10/month. They’re shady as heck and a disgrace to sites such as yourself who put in honest hard work.

  3. Just an FYI that Online Writing Jobs is only for U.S citizens. Thank you for such a great reference tool for Canadians! Just what I’ve been searching for.

  4. Anna, I thought KGB is only hiring from the Philippines now? I think this was a while ago that I had heard this and hadn’t heard that it changed at all. I could be wrong though.

    • That may be true … the last time I checked their page, they only had openings there. I’ll make a note on the review.

  5. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Anna. I am a proud Canadian and I have been looking all around for a compilation of work at home opportunities for Canadians. This is just awesome of you to help everybody like this.

    • Glad you find it helpful! I try to add to it every time I come across a company that is definitely open to Canadians, so be sure to bookmark.

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