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TELUS Investing $17 Billion Across Alberta And Generating 8,500 New Jobs

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 17, 2022 by itnerd

TELUS announced today the investment of $17 billion in network infrastructure, operations, and spectrum across Alberta over the next four years and has committed to investing $70 billion overall across Canada by 2026. 

These significant investments include:

  • Generating new jobs to support Alberta’s growing economy
    Generating jobs for 8,500 Albertans at TELUS and through its vast partner ecosystem now through 2026, with a focus on construction, engineering, emerging technologies and other supporting industries.
  • Connecting nearly 1 million homes in Alberta
    TELUS will connect hundreds of thousands more homes and businesses across Alberta including in Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Leduc, Lloydminster, Spruce Grove, and St. Albert. PureFibre is Alberta’s only 100 per cent pure fibre-to-the-home network and currently reaches nearly 1 million homes and businesses across the province. The symmetrical upload and download Internet speeds and nearly infinite bandwidth enabled only by PureFibre means everyone can work, stream, game, or make video calls at the same time. 
  • Delivering 5G to Remote Communities
    With the rollout of 3.5 GHz spectrum additions later this year, Albertans will have access to TELUS’ 5G network delivering an ultrafast and reliable wireless connection. Albertans living in some rural and remote communities are also some of the first in the country to access home Internet speeds of 100 Mbps through TELUS’ 5G fixed wireless network, using the capabilities of 5G to provide a powerful alternative to a wired Internet connection.
    • TELUS’ global-leading wireless network was rated the fastest mobile network for the eighth consecutive time by UK-based Opensignal, while also earning the title of North America’s Fastest Mobile Network and being named Canada’s Fastest Mobile Network by Seattle-based Ookla® for the ninth consecutive time.
  • 5G Core and Multi-Access Edge Computing
    TELUS will introduce its 5G standalone network this year and bring multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities that will further advance IoT and industry solutions that will enable important innovations for businesses and sectors, including health, agriculture, energy, transportation, and manufacturing.
    • Our network and crucial investments will support the digitization of the economy, and our transition to a sustainable future, including through optimisation of energy consumption at home, reduction of food waste or intelligent transport systems that result in fewer emissions.
  • Contributing to a greener Alberta and planet

As a global leader in sustainability, TELUS’ network infrastructure and investments are helping us transition to a sustainable future through the digitization of the economy, including optimizing energy consumption at home and reducing food waste through its TELUS Agriculture solutions. 

  • The 2021 Sustainability Report outlines TELUS’ environmental, social, and governance strategy and priorities which includes the ambitious goal to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025. Moreover, TELUS’ world-leading wireless and wireline networks enable significant carbon avoidance by providing the networks required for TELUS team members and millions of Albertans to work remotely and avoid commuting; access education, healthcare, and social connections virtually; and enable other businesses to take their workforce virtual leading to less energy consumption in office buildings and fewer commuters on the road. 
  • To date, TELUS has planted more than 800,000 trees and by the time its millionth tree is planted later this year, it will have planted the equivalent of 20,000 acres of forest, which is nearly the size of Red Deer. 
  • Supporting Alberta’s Agriculture Industry

TELUS Agriculture is investing in integrated data management software, helping to scale animal health technology to deliver valuable insights and enable a more sustainable, responsive food supply chain. With a comprehensive portfolio of grower and advisor solutions, TELUS Agriculture is helping to improve both productivity and profitability for farmers in Alberta, notably with field-specific nutrient management programs aimed at increasing fertilizer efficiency and maximizing yield potential.

Since 2000 through 2021, TELUS has invested $220 billion nationally in network infrastructure, operations and spectrum, including more than $55 billion in technology and operations in Alberta. The investments announced in this media release are consistent with TELUS’ capital expenditure guidance for 2022, released in the fourth quarter of 2021 earnings release dated February 10, 2022.

These investments are critical to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better. TELUS is steadfast in its commitment to using technology, team member-led innovation, and human compassion to address the most important societal challenges of our generation and bringing real solutions to the residents of Alberta.

TELUS also embraces tax morality as a means of further investing in our communities. Since 2000, TELUS has paid approximately $51 billion in total tax and spectrum remittances to our federal, provincial and municipal governments across Canada, including more than $2.2 billion in taxes in 2021 alone. These funds support public works projects, education, healthcare, cultural pursuits and other initiatives that improve the social and economic well-being of our communities.

TELUS’ innovative approach to leveraging technology in healthcare has supported 22 million Canadians to receive care where and when they need it with virtual visits since March 2020 through the MyCare by TELUS Health App, giving Canadians the tools they need to see a doctor or therapist from the safety and comfort of home, directly from their smartphone.   

Since 2000, TELUS, its team members and retirees have provided over $198 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and volunteered 3.2 million hours to charities and community organizations located in Alberta.

TELUS Donates 5% Of Its Pre-Tax Profits) And 1.3 Million Volunteer Hours To Build Stronger, Healthier Communities

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 3, 2022 by itnerd

As the most giving company, and most valuable, respected and trusted telco brand in Canada, TELUS continues to demonstrate that as a business grows, so too should its positive impact. Last year alone, TELUS, its team members and retirees, gave $90 million, approximately 5% of its pre-tax profits, in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs, providing critical support to more than 4,000 charitable and community organizations, and volunteered over 1.3 million hours, more than any other company in Canada. For more than 22 years, TELUS has been leading in social capitalism, enabling human connections, bridging digital media divides, revolutionizing healthcare, giving back to communities, transforming the global food system and leading in sustainability. Since 2000, TELUS has led with purpose, gifting $1.4 billion, including $900 million and 1.8 million days of volunteerism.

Throughout 2021, TELUS supported various initiatives, addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges:  

  • Expanding the reach of its Connecting for Good programs, bridging digital divides and ensuring equal access to technology for low income families, students, seniors, people with disabilities, youth exiting foster care and Indigenous women at risk of or experiencing violence. Since its inception, TELUS’ Connecting for Good programs have supported 250,000 marginalized individuals with free or subsidized Internet and/or mobility services.
  • Deploying four new mobile health clinics in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Victoria, Toronto and Niagara region as part ofTELUS Health for Good. This program delivers primary and mental health care to marginalized individuals, including people experiencing homelessness, across 22 communities in Canada, and has supported over 100,000 patient visits since inception, including the delivery of over 30,000 COVID-19 assessments, tests and vaccinations. 
  • Becoming the first technology company in Canada to launch a public Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan including the launch of the TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund, which offers grants up to $50,000, supporting Indigenous-led organizations focused on well-being, cultural revitalization, and access to education. 
  • Leading in sustainability, including providing $1.8 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs to charities and community organizations that support the environment, including Nature Conservancy of Canada and Tree Canada. 
  • Committing $1.5 million, including $500,000 of in-kind support in health, network and community services to support British Columbia following the unprecedented flooding that sent the province into a state of emergency.

Year round, the TELUS team is giving back and driving change in communities around the globe, including recently contributing nearly $4M to support the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in collaboration with TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. To continue the momentum, throughout the month of May, TELUS is celebrating its 17th annual TELUS Days of Giving, where more than 60,000 TELUS team members and retirees around the world will mobilize to give back in their local communities. From cleaning local shorelines, donating blood, supporting neighbourhood food banks, or planting a tree, TELUS employees, retirees, and their families, are committed to helping create positive change in communities big and small. 

To learn more about how TELUS is helping create a friendlier future for all, visit telus.com/purpose

TELUS Brings Wearable, Discreet Personal Security to Canada Through Partnership With invisaWear

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 27, 2022 by itnerd

Today, TELUS launched TELUS SmartWear Security, a line of discreet wearable accessories that provides our customers with emergency support, 24/7 monitoring, and peace of mind wherever they go. In partnership with US-based tech brand invisaWear, TELUS SmartWear Security provides customers with a stylish personal safety device disguised as jewelry or a key charm powered by TELUS’ world-leading wireless network, and TELUS SmartHome Security’s 24/7 monitoring team. TELUS SmartWear Security is the latest innovation in our comprehensive line of security solutions to bring customers a greater sense of security at home or on the go.

TELUS SmartWear Security is managed through an easy-to-use smartphone app, which provides customers with quick access to alerts and updates. The app provides 24/7 monitoring, instantly connecting your smartphone to TELUS’ monitoring service. Customers can tailor TELUS SmartWear Security with a selection of alert modes in the app. In the event of an emergency, once the device is double clicked, TELUS SmartWear Security will alert your preselected five emergency contacts or connect you immediately to our 24/7 monitoring team for emergency assistance, where the TELUS agent will stay on the line with you.

TELUS SmartWear Security features include: 

  • Notify Emergency Contacts: Send notifications, GPS location, and SMS updates to up to five emergency contacts.
  • Reassurance Calls: 24/7 access to a professional emergency response TELUS agent by phone. They will stay with you on the phone anytime you feel unsafe.
  • Live Chat SMS: 24/7 access to a two-way SMS conversation with a professional emergency response TELUS agent. They will stay with you and provide assistance discreetly through text.  
  • Activity Tracking: Be proactive about your safety by inviting our monitoring team and your emergency contacts to track you via GPS for up to 4 hours. You will then alert the app once you’re safe and no longer need tracking, and if the timer expires before you have responded, agents will alert your emergency contacts and share your location with local law enforcement.

For every new subscription of TELUS SmartWear Security, TELUS will donate a SmartWear device and one-year subscription to the TELUS Mobility for Good®, providing wireless connectivity to marginalized individuals, including Indigenous women at risk of or experiencing violence. TELUS will donate a maximum of 250 devices and subscriptions.

TELUS SmartWear Security is available across Canada, excluding Quebec. Full pricing and product details can be found at telus.com/smartwear.

TELUS Launches ‘Buy One, Plant One’ Campaign On A Mission To Plant Its 1 Millionth Tree

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 18, 2022 by itnerd

To celebrate Earth Day, TELUS is inviting Canadians to help reach its goal of planting its 1 millionth tree this year. Between April 18 and May 1, TELUS is planting a tree in partnership with Tree Canada on behalf of every TELUS, Koodo, and Public Mobile customer that buys a Certified Pre-Owned cell phone online. As consumers become increasingly conscious of their impact on the environment, a Certified Pre-Owned device is a budget and planet friendly option that helps extend the lifespan of smartphones and keep them out of landfills. To date, TELUS has planted more than 800,000 trees and by the time its millionth tree is planted later this year, it will have planted the equivalent of 20,000 acres of forest, which is twenty times the size of Stanley Park in Vancouver. The Buy One, Plant One campaign is part of TELUS’ commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and become a zero-waste, carbon-neutral company by 2030, earning it the title of one of Canada’s Top 100 Greenest Employers for the second year in a row. 

Earlier this month, TELUS released its 2021 Sustainability Report outlining its environmental, social, and governance strategy and priorities which includes the ambitious goal to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025. These sustainable business practices include:

  • Reducing TELUS’ GHG emissions by 41 per cent since 2010;
  • Recycling 3.5 million cell phones since 2005;
  • Generating and purchasing 138,651 Megawatt hours of renewable energy since 2010; 
  • Recycling 1,200 metric tonnes of electronic waste (such as modems) and 1,308 metric tonnes of telephone poles in 2021;
  • Recycling more than 200,000 used devices in 2021 through our Bring-It-Back and Trade-in Programs, and selling more than 122,000 Certified Pre-Owned devices.

In addition to being honored as one of Canada’s Top 100 Greenest Employers, TELUS has also been recognized as the only telecommunications company in Wall Street Journal’s Top 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World; ranked as the top North American company in environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in the telecommunications sector for the 21st year in a row by the Dow Jones North American Index; awarded the Terra Carta Seal for leadership on climate change energy transition; featured in Sustainability Magazine’s Top 100 Companies in Sustainability, ranking #8; recognized by Corporate Knights in its Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, and as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada in 2021.

Powered by purpose, TELUS is helping drive change across the globe. The Buy One, Plant One offer, is another way TELUS is using the power of our technology to make the world a better place. To learn more, visit telus.com/CPO and to learn more about TELUS’ commitment to a more sustainable future, visit telus.com/sustainability

TELUS & Vector Institute Reduce Climate Impacts & Open Source New Energy Optimization System

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 31, 2022 by itnerd

TELUS and the Vector Institute, today announced the launch of the Energy Optimization System (EOS), a timely move that will help reduce operational costs and minimize electricity use in commercial buildings, namely data centres, across Canada. This collaborative development uses model-based reinforcement learning (MBRL) to fine tune the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems across network locations, allowing for energy-efficient temperature control.

Annually, an estimated 40 per cent of energy consumed across TELUS network locations is directed towards cooling telecommunications equipment, which is critical to maintaining optimal network performance. TELUS team members collaborated with the Vector Institute to build and test a solution to reduce this number and create a more sustainable use of HVAC equipment in 24/7 data centers. 

By optimizing HVAC systems with this new AI technology, it is possible to achieve significant energy savings in data centres and other network locations, reducing the overall environmental impact. Results from a pilot test showed a decrease of almost 12 per cent in reduced annual electricity consumption in a small data centre.

The algorithm also considers the weather forecast to make a decision when to run cooling (either more expensive compressor cooling or less expensive free cooling) or heating to ensure a consistent temperature and better regulate temperatures during shoulder seasons. 

TELUS and Vector have elected to open source this new algorithm as a contribution to the energy conservation community, furthering commitments by both tech leaders to leverage AI to create better outcomes for Canadians and our environment.

As a founding sponsor of the Vector Institute, TELUS has committed to using this partnership to advance the AI ecosystem across Canada, producing an economic boost and creating meaningful impacts with technology. As an example of responsible AI, this program is a demonstration of TELUS’commitment to fostering innovation, while increasing trust with our customers by addressing privacy, security, and ethical risks.

To learn more visit: https://github.com/VectorInstitute/MBRL-HVAC-Energy-Optimization

TELUS Health Acquires Sprout Wellness Solutions

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 29, 2022 by itnerd

TELUS Health today announced it has acquired Sprout Wellness Solutions, a holistic digital health and wellness solution designed to educate, engage and inspire people to improve their health through behaviour change. The solution will be available as part of the TELUS Health suite of services for Canadian employers to empower their employees, through their benefits plan, to live healthier lives.

Built using machine learning and cognitive behavioural science, the Sprout platform encourages, measures, and rewards healthy behaviours through:

  • Real-time health risk assessment;
  • Wearable device integrations and activity tracking;
  • Engaging health and wellness content;
  • Dynamic goals, gamified challenges, and more.

As an early investor in Sprout since 2015, TELUS recognized the positive influence the innovative health solution had on overall health and wellness, helping employees to shift their mindset to more proactively focus on improving their overall health and happiness.

As organizations increasingly seek to embrace more digital well-being empowerment tools for their team members, this acquisition allows TELUS Health to deliver a broader suite of options to complement its established services such as virtual care, virtual pharmacy, and medical and mental health clinics to support Canada’s workforce at every step of their health journey.

Sprout will continue to be available for all its current customers. Over the coming months, TELUS Health will integrate Sprout Wellness Solutions into its Virtual Care service, making it available as a value-added solution to clients nationally in English and French.

Employers who are interested in learning more about how Sprout can improve the health and well-being of their employees by being added to their benefits plans can request information here.

TELUS Uses 5G To Bring Rural Canadians In B.C. & Alberta Home Internet Speeds Up To 100 Mbps

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 23, 2022 by itnerd

TELUS is utilizing its Smart Hub technology and award-winning 5G network to bring Canada’s fastest fixed wireless Internet speeds to nearly 60 rural communities across B.C. and Alberta by the end of the year. Residents in these communities will be the first in the country to access home Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps through TELUS’ 5G network, which is up to four times faster than speeds currently available through a 4G network. With these faster 5G Internet speeds, customers can simultaneously stream their favourite shows, game, surf the web, make video calls, and work or learn remotely. TELUS Smart Hub uses a fixed wireless connection that is powered by our 5G network to deliver faster home Internet speeds, making this an innovative alternative for customers living in remote communities or areas that are more challenging to serve with a traditional broadband connection. Residents in Leduc, Alberta and Terrace, B.C., now have access to these ultrafast speeds, which we will expand to communities across both provinces in the months ahead.

TELUS has a long-standing track record of investing in critical infrastructure and world-leading network technology across Canada:

  • As part of their $54 billion investment in infrastructure and operations across Canada through 2024, TELUS’ 5G network now reaches 70 per cent of the Canadian population. TELUS has proudly connected customers in 744 urban and rural communities to their 5G network.
  • Since 2013, TELUS has invested more than $5 billion to connect 137 communities and 56 First Nations across B.C., Alberta, and parts of Quebec to our gigabit PureFibre network.

TELUS has also earned multiple accolades in respect to our global-leading networks. Most recently, TELUS was rated the fastest mobile network for the eighth consecutive time by UK-based Opensignal. Additionally, TELUS’ wireless network earned the title of North America’s Fastest Mobile Network and for the ninth consecutive time, we were named Canada’s Fastest Mobile Network from Seattle-based Ookla. In 2021 alone, TELUS was recognized by other independent industry-leading experts, including Victoria-based Tutela and New York-based J.D. Power, building on an outstanding record of achievement with respect to network excellence. Notably, these awards are based on TELUS’ national networks, inclusive of both urban and rural coverage.

A Cybersecurity Expert from TELUS Online Security Provides Thoughts And Tips To Keep Canadians Safe During Fraud Prevention Month

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 22, 2022 by itnerd

As our lives continue to become increasingly digital, from embracing the full-time shift to remote work to turning to online banking and tax filing as the new norm, protecting ourselves from online threats is more important than ever. Because frequent readers of my blog will know that there are lots, and lots of threats out there. With more threats appearing every day. That’s why I connected with cybersecurity expert and director of TELUS Online Security, Leigh Tynan to get her views on what’s happening in Canada and what Canadians can do to keep themselves safe during Fraud Prevention Month and beyond. Many thanks to her for her thoughts and tips for this article.

What do you think are the reasons behind the increase in fraud that is being seen in Canada?

Amidst the pandemic, we’ve been online more than ever before and have been sharing more information. Because of this, cybercriminals have more opportunities to take advantage of our digital footprints, especially during times like tax season. As our lives continue to become increasingly digital, it’s important to take the time to protect ourselves through services like TELUS Online Security Powered by Norton, a multi-layered solution that helps protect your devices, online privacy and identity. In fact, TELUS Online Security is currently offering Canadians a free 3-month trial to experience firsthand this simpler way to stay safer online: https://www.telus.com/en/online-security/standard-free-trial 

What more must be done in your opinion to protect Canadians (specifically seniors) from fraud?

My best advice is to educate yourself and help pass that education on to others who may not have the same resources available to them, like seniors. We set up cameras so we can see what’s going on outside our homes, if we ride a bike, we lock it up when we leave it and we wouldn’t give our car keys to just anyone. Yet arguably our most valuable possession, our identity, we often forget to protect. We need to be aware of the cyber threats out there, and take action to safeguard ourselves.Some actions Canadians can take to help protect themselves from fraud include:

  • Ensuring you have the most up to date software on your computer or mobile devices and subscribe to a device security service to protect you from malware, ransomware,viruses, spyware and other online threats.
  • Creating complex, unique passwords to protect yourself. We put ourselves at immenserisk if we have the same password, or few passwords across all our apps, loyalty programs, banking sites etc. I understand that people feel overwhelmed by all the passwords needed today, so I suggest using a password manager to help keep them all straight. They are simple to use and coordinate across all your devices.
  • Using a VPN to mask your online activity from spyware or online hackers. Most of us use VPN’s all the time for work, but we forget we are at just as much risk in our personal lives.
  • Never trusting a Wi-Fi connection that isn’t your own. I would like to reinforce that if you are going to use public Wi-Fi, please ensure you are protected by a VPN.

What about business related fraud such as business email compromise, executive spoofing, and the like? Are you seeing an increase there?

While TELUS is not selling business-level cyber security solutions, fraud is also on the rise for Canadian businesses. With less than two in five Canadian businesses reporting they feel they can fully detect and fend off cyberattacks (according to a recent report from KPMG) and with Canadian corporations being the third biggest victims of ransomware attacks in 2020 and 2021, behind only U.S. and U.K, it’s more important than ever that Canadian consumers and businesses alike take measures to protect themselves.Whenever you engage with a site online, you’re leaving them with your personal data. This includes seemingly harmless activities like shopping online and signing up for a rewards program. All it takes is for one of these organizations to be hacked for your data to be packaged up and sold online to hackers and identity thieves. This growing trend, which has targeted high profile companies like the Canada Revenue Agency and Canada Post in 2021, has implications for consumer information.

What do you think is the security posture of Canadian businesses and do they need to do more

While it is great that Canadian consumers and businesses are starting to become more aware of cybersecurity and fraud risks, we need to do more to personally educate ourselves and others to understand what steps we need to take to protect ourselves. Cybercriminals are upping their game, and it is time that we up ours to protect against the risk.

A great educational tool is TELUS Wise, a free digital literacy education program that empowers Canadians to stay safe in a digital world. TELUS Wise offers informative workshops and resources on topics like protecting your online security, privacy, and reputation, rising above cyberbullying, and using technology responsibly.

TELUS Will Offer The New iPhone SE & iPad Air with 5G, Plus Green iPhone 13’s Starting Today

Posted in Commentary with tags , on March 18, 2022 by itnerd

TELUS will offer the powerful iPhone SE with compact and durable design, sophisticated alpine green iPhone 13 Pro and stunning green iPhone 13, and the powerful and versatile iPad Air with a new front camera with Center Stage. 

The new iPhone SE features impressive upgrades, including the performance of the A15 Bionic chip, 5G, an all-new camera system, longer battery life and improved durability. 

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 feature two beautiful new colors, alpine green and green, extending the most advanced iPhone lineup ever with its sleek design, the breakthrough A15 Bionic chip, incredibly durable Ceramic Shield front cover, an advanced 5G experience, and cutting-edge camera systems for stunning photos and videos. 

iPad Air features the Apple-designed M1 chip, delivering a massive leap in performance. Available in a new array of colors, iPad Air also includes the new Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage, a USB-C port with up to 2x faster transfer speeds, blazing-fast 5G and more, starting at the same affordable price, with a stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display. 

Customers can order the iPhone SE, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max in alpine green, and iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini in green, and iPad Air starting today. 

For complete pricing and availability details, please visit telus.com/apple. The iPhone SE and iPhone 13 lineup will also be available at Koodo on 4G LTE. 

For more details on iPhone SE, iPhone 13 and iPad models, please visit www.apple.com.

Virtual Gurus Bridging Socio-Economic Disparities For Underrepresented Peoples

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 15, 2022 by itnerd

Virtual Gurus, a North American-based marketplace that matches organizations with skilled remote administrative talent while providing income earning opportunities to underrepresented individuals, announced the close of a combined $8.4 million Series A and non-dilutive funding round to support the company’s growth. Anchored by lead investor, the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, and supported by other key investors including Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, The51, The Houssian Foundation and Accelerate Fund, Virtual Gurus’ cumulative funding since February 2020 now totals $10.4 million. 

The funding raised in the Series A will see the team introduce machine learning into high return on investment areas of the business while continuing to expand its technology platform. The company’s proprietary matching algorithm is the core of its technology platform, augmented by administrative, client and virtual assistant portals that will provide each user group a robust experience. 

The funding will also help to fuel the company’s expansion into the United States, which currently accounts for 38 per cent of the company’s revenue, up exponentially from 3.6 per cent only nine months earlier. Operationalizing an enterprise offering that is expected to change the trajectory of the company’s growth will also be a major focus. The enterprise offering will provide larger organizations with a complete administrative talent solution, from recruiting, onboarding and training of assistants through to coaching for leaders on how to maximize assistant output via effective delegation.

Virtual Gurus creates meaningful earning opportunities for people seeking an alternative to the nine to five office work week, while also priding itself on championing BIPOC people, people from the LGBTQ2S+ community, single and stay-at-home parents, and those with alternate abilities. Companies such as OutTV, Borrowell and 3Strands Global Foundation have realized time and cost savings, gained productivity and supported their Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals by accessing Virtual Gurus’ monthly subscription service and leveraging the administrative support they provide.

Beyond providing access to quality work opportunities and income, Virtual Gurus also supports work readiness through the Virtual Gurus Academy. Individuals can leverage the online learning opportunities to upskill and keep up with evolving technology to support their continued development as a virtual assistant.

With a dedicated focus on building and improving the company’s Talentplace platform, reducing reliance on third-party software, and replacing basic data management tools with sophisticated software to streamline processes, Virtual Gurus saw a revenue growth of 129 per cent in 2021 alone. They also reduced manual intervention and increased focus on clients and virtual assistant online experiences while garnering stronger sales and an increased pipeline of administrative professionals to support the growth ahead.

Virtual Gurus is a talent marketplace that leverages proprietary technology to match organizations with highly skilled Canadian and American virtual assistants. Whether your organization needs a dedicated assistant, special project support or help with occasional tasks, we’re your people. Learn more at www.thevirtualgurus.com.