The Technology Fast 50TM program celebrates innovation, rapid revenue growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and the world-class achievements of the Canadian technology industry. Awards are presented in distinct categories that characterize and define the unique strengths of Canadian innovation. Winners include both public and private companies spanning a variety of industry sub-sectors from hardware, software and telecommunications to emerging technology and digital media.

The Technology Fast 50 program has four categories: Technology Fast 50, Enterprise—Industry Leaders, Clean Tech, and Companies-to-Watch. You can find more information about the requirements for each category here.

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What we collect

Candidates who meet the basic eligibility requirements are invited to complete an application and may be asked to provide additional information through forms and interviews. During the application and evaluation process, we generally collect business contact information and corporate information, which may include confidential financial and research and development information. We collect this information from you and from other sources. Where we wish to collect additional information about any individual personally from another source, we will ask for permission first. The application also asks optional questions about gender, diversity and details of professional and educational background.

How we use your information

Information collected in the application is used to rank candidates and administer the Technology Fast 50 program. Candidates are evaluated by Deloitte and its program sponsors according to the published awards criteria. As part of your application, you are invited to respond to questions regarding diversity. Your responses are used to continuously improve Deloitte’s inclusive practices and diversity programs. Your answers will not affect your ranking or eligibility in the Technology Fast 50 program as all winners are determined by financials and growth rates.

Unless otherwise requested, candidate information is shared with sponsors and is retained by Deloitte to identify services, information and events we believe will interest you. Deloitte does not sell its mailing lists. We will hold your personal information on our systems in accordance with Deloitte’s retention policy.

Companies who submit their application for the Technology Fast 50 program application will automatically have their information shared to be considered within the North American Fast 500TM program, unless you have selected the option to opt-out within the application. Read more about the North American Fast 500 program here.

How we protect your information

The Technology Fast 50 program recognizes the importance of protecting candidates' personal and confidential business information and takes steps to protect it. These include two-factor authenticated applications submitted over the internet and a variety of technological, organizational and contractual measures to limit access and use by Deloitte, its program sponsors and industry experts, as well as third parties that support administration of the Technology Fast 50 program. Award Force, our application provider, uses a variety of organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect personal data. View their privacy policy.

We respect your choices

When you're invited to apply to the Technology Fast 50 program, this is generally because our records indicate you have given us your permission. From time-to-time Deloitte sends invitations to individuals identified through third parties, such as list providers. Where we do, we take steps to ensure this is authorized. Please contact us if you wish to review or update your personal information, remove your name from our mailing lists, or inquire or complain about our privacy practices.

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