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Top 6 software companies in Canada as reviewed by Canadians

Published on 2023-03-30 by Smriti Arya

Using software to complete day-to-day activities such as connecting with friends or tracking your steps is nowadays becoming so common. We usually rely on apps and tools built by software companies from when we wake up to when we go to sleep. The increasing demand for software and tech companies seems evident in this context. We will list the Canadian software companies that have received top user ratings and reviews from Canadians across various categories, such as employee recognition software, ticketing software, etc.

Top software development companies in Canada as reviewed by Canadians

Technology, a thriving sector in Canada, with approximately 37,000 companies and $160 billion CAD in revenue. In addition, Canada’s one government-backed program has provided support to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses drive innovation and bring new ideas to the market. 

This brings us to our list of top software companies in Canada selected based on the following criteria:

  • Software created in Canada
  • Headquartered in Canada
  • Having received a minimum of 30 reviews from Canadian users on GetApp over the past 2 years
  • Selecting the 6 top-rated products with a minimum overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

1.

Headquarters: Vancouver, BC

Software category: Employee recognition software

Founded: 2013

Founders: Joe Facciolo and Skai Dalziel

Showcasing analytics of team gift expenses
Team gift reports analytics to track expenses spent on gifts [Source: GetApp]
  • Overall rating: 4.9/5
  • Value for money: 4.9/5
  • Features: 4.9/5
  • Ease of use: 4.9/5
  • Customer support software: 4.9/5

The founders of Guusto, Joe and Skai grew up together and were the first in Canada to raise equity crowdfunding to launch their firm.  

Guusto is an employee recognition software designed to help HR leaders build recognition programs for employees to recognize their work and create positive work culture. Employers can use this software to reward customers and employees for appreciating them for their work anniversaries, project completions and more.

2.

Headquarters: Calgary, AB

Software category: Ticketing software

Founded: 2014

Founder: Lucas McCarthy

Checking availability of tickets for a specific event on a particular day
View the availability of tickets for a specific event on a particular day [Source: GetApp]
  • Overall rating: 4.7/5
  • Value for money: 4.6/5
  • Features: 4.6/5
  • Ease of use: 4.6/5
  • Customer support software: 4.6/5

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Showpass was founded in 2014, with an aim to deliver a ticketing platform for event organizers. Organizers can use this tool to sell tickets and manage sales, check-ins and guest lists using a wide range of Showpass’s integrations, such as WordPress, Facebook, and Squarespace. 

Using this platform, users can also turn a smartphone into a ticket scanner and securely make payments via their mobile devices. Such a feature can also give organizers real-time information on gate stats and the total number of attendees who scanned in.

3.

Headquarters: Montreal, QC

Software category: Nonprofit software

Founded: 2016

Founders: Francois and Thibaut

Showcasing details of contributions made to a specific project
A dashboard showcasing all the details of contributions made to a particular project [Source: GetApp]
  • Overall rating: 4.8/5
  • Value for money: 5/5
  • Features: 4.5/5
  • Ease of use: 4.8/5
  • Customer support software: 4.9/5

Two friends, Francois and Thibaut, launched a platform to help nonprofit organizations create fundraising and donation campaigns. Zeffy is a zero-fee fundraising platform that allows nonprofit firms to sell tickets for fundraising events and manage donors and memberships. 

The platform also enables organizations to create and share personalized donation forms and thank you messages. Zeffy software can also help you re-engage with website/app visitors to avoid donation abandonment by keeping track of all the donations.

4.

Headquarters: Hamilton, CA

Software category: Massage therapy software

Founded: 2010 

Founder: Ryan Barichello

A dashboard to view details of users’ appointment
View users’ massage appointment booking details [Source: GetApp]
  • Overall rating: 4.7/5
  • Value for money: 4.9/5
  • Features: 4.5/5
  • Ease of use: 4.6/5
  • Customer support software: 4.8/5

Noterro is a clinic management software designed for clinic owners to store and access data from anywhere securely. Using this software, users can check therapists' availability and book appointments.

By allowing users to connect their appointment schedules with external calendar apps, Noterro can help them view and notify them of their clinic appointments. Also, therapists can create different customized intake forms to match the needs of the treatments you offer.

5.

Headquarters: Sherbrooke, QC

Software category: Employee scheduling software

Founded: 2015

Founders: Mathieu Allaire and Charles Vallières

A dashboard to track employees' working hours
Track working hours of employees in real-time [Source: GetApp]
  • Overall rating: 4.8/5
  • Value for money: 4.7/5
  • Features: 4.6/5
  • Ease of use: 4.8/5
  • Customer support software: 4.9/5

Agendrix is an employee scheduling software that can help employers or HRs to capture working real-time working hours of employees and export them into payroll. The tool lets organizations interact with their team members via its chat software.

By integrating the software with biometric or RFID devices, HRs can directly get real-time information on the employees’ in and out time. Using Agendrix, users can also inform their teams by posting business-wide updates.

6.

Headquarters: Saskatoon, SK

Software category: Physical therapy software

Founded: 2010

Founders: Eric Gartner and Travis Brunn

Creating personalized exercise programs for patients
Personalized exercise program for patients created by therapists [Source: GetApp]
  • Overall rating: 4.7/5
  • Value for money: 4.7/5
  • Features: 4.5/5
  • Ease of use: 4.5/5
  • Customer support software: 4.5/5

SimpleSet is an exercise prescription software designed for therapists/clinicians to help them treat patients and prescribe exercises from the app. With this application, physicians can build outcome-based exercise programs for patients and keep a tab on their progress from time to time. 

Using a compliant and secure telehealth module, this tool can help practitioners connect with their patients virtually.

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Methodology

Products mentioned in the above list were selected based on the following factors:

  • Software that were created and headquartered in Canada
  • The existence of more than 30 local reviews from users in Canada over the past year from 31st March 2021- 27th March 2023.
  • Software having a minimum of 4/5 star rating for all components —ease of use, customer service, value for money, features, and overall rating


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About the author

Smriti is a Content Analyst for GetApp, helping SMBs deliver key insights into software, business and tech trends.

Smriti is a Content Analyst for GetApp, helping SMBs deliver key insights into software, business and tech trends.