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Local dignitaries celebrate Edsby adding jobs

Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade for the Canadian province of Ontario and Daisy Wai, Member of Provincial Parliament were among politicians who visited education technology company Edsby today to celebrate an overseas initiative recently won by the company and to highlight it as a local business success.

“We’re educating our young people so that they’re ready to fill the jobs that you’re going to be creating here at Edsby,” said Minister Smith in remarks at Edsby’s headquarters. “We’re getting coding into the classrooms to make sure our young people are able to fulfill the jobs you’re creating here at Edsby. We’re confident in the work you’re doing. Congratulations on your initiatives so far. I look forward to seeing announcements on the world stage in the next few months and to continue to watch the success of this company.”

Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Todd Smith chats with Edsby CEO and Co-Founder John Myers.

Used by millions of students, teacher and parents around the world and powering the online transformations of some of the largest school districts in North America, Edsby just signed a significant new international contract.

The New Zealand Ministry of Education needed a modern, secure, cloud-based solution that would provide the country with a way to centrally aggregate and store a range of student information. After two years of evaluating options, it selected Ontario-based Edsby.

The deal is to create new jobs in both Ontario and New Zealand. It is to also fuel the creation of additional exciting technologies in the Edsby platform that can be applied in other education jurisdictions around the world.

Aurora Oak Ridges Richmond Hill MPP Michael Parsa, Richmond Hill MPP Daisy Wai, Edsby CEO John Myers and Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Todd Smith

“On behalf of Premier Ford and the Government of Ontario I would like to congratulate you,” said MPP Wai. “Edsby expects to grow rapidly over the coming years. I am proud of this successful local business.”

Edsby is the most comprehensive single learning & analytics application available for K-12 school districts and regional governments. It has won over 30 awards and distinctions internationally.

Founded in the Toronto-area city of Richmond Hill in 2010, Edsby provides a growing number of high-skilled jobs.