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2216 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

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We believe in you. You should too.

We are equal parts growth consultants, integrated advertising agency, and technology company. For companies and organizations with an openness to change. We get excited about getting to work with these companies to help them calm the storm, stay ahead of the curve, and ultimately grow. As we phrase it: turn heads. turn opinions. turn the tide.

As a company we believe in doing things less conventionally, including how and where we find talent. There is a wealth of untapped talent that never make it to the interview stage. Forces like hiring biases on the company side, or a lack of confidence on the candidate side can play a huge role in the ability for women to find meaningful work after a career break.

We believe that given the opportunity and support, these women can be tremendous. That is why we have partnered with tellent to offer a 12 week paid Returnship Program. Applications to the program are now closed. 

Malina Kaija Co-Founder
Returning to work was one of the toughest things I have ever done

Working at the Turn Lab has been confirmation of me ‘knowing’ my worth in the workplace and assurance of my capabilities. Returning to work can be a scary prospect. Often a leap of faith and false confidence is required….. but it’s definitely worth it!

The flexibility and supportive environment has allowed me to be a present parent, leverage my previous skills and experiences and grow into new opportunities.

Angela, five year career break

Our Return to Work Program

We approached tellent with an idea to create an opportunity that was specifically designed to assist women re-entering or exploring new avenues in the workforce.

Women face unique challenges when it comes to making successful re-entry into the workforce. Life changes, and so do goals and career aspirations. Now there’s an equally unique opportunity for women looking to come back to work. We have partnered with tellent to launch a return-to-work and coaching program designed to facilitate your re-entry into the workforce.

How the program works

The program consists of a 12-week paid contract position with theturnlab, paired with career coaching from tellent. The position involves approximately 24 hours of on-site work and training each week, spread out over three days according to what makes sense for you and theturnlab. Ongoing support and coaching throughout the duration of the program will also be provided by tellent.

The nature of the work you’ll be doing with theturnlab depends on you and your experience levels and interests. As an all-in-one agency, theturnlab offers opportunities that range from public relations through to data analyst. They will collaborate with you to develop a work plan that delivers both the training and experience you require and supports the needs of their team.

Together, we will empower you to become the most confident versions of yourself. Focused and ready to embark on your next career adventure.

Our program will support you through

  • Skills assessment and goal setting
  • Flexible working hours
  • Real-world, job-specific training and manager support from theturnlab’s team of industry experts
  • Professional network and peer support network development
  • Ongoing support and coaching throughout the duration of the program

… and much more

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Howard, one of our co-founders, was refreshingly open-minded and didn’t view my background as a weakness but a strength

I immigrated from Ukraine last year with over seven years of international marketing experience. We chose Canada because of its reputation for being open minded and inclusive.

I was astounded by the bias of the hiring managers throughout my job search process. theturnlab was a different story – they focused on what I had to offer vs. what I “didn’t” and saw my less conventional background as an advantage. They make you feel like part of the team, like you are contributing more than just your skills but are building something bigger, together.

Sergey, new Canadian.

Working with Us.

We’re ambitious. We defy the current.

We’re a small company that thinks big in our ethos and ambition to change the world. We also have great perks like flexible work options, getting paid to bike to work, fully loaded benefits, four-day summer long weekends, and a beer and wine fridge that never empties – except on days when two rounds of revisions turns into ten.
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Diversity is baked into our DNA

Asian and South East Asian
Mixed Race