ApplyBoard Named One of Canada’s Enterprise—Industry Leaders in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™

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We’re thrilled to announce that ApplyBoard has been recognized as an Enterprise—Industry leaders award winner in the prestigious 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program. Launched 26 years ago, the program celebrates the world-class achievements and tremendous evolution of the Canadian technology sector. 

This is the fifth consecutive year that ApplyBoard has ranked as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, but it is the first year we’ve been named to the distinguished Enterprise—Industry leaders category. This leadership category recognizes the enterprise-level fastest-growing companies by revenue-growth percentage over their last four years of operation.

As the 10th fastest-growing company on this list, our move up to the Enterprise—Industry leaders category reflects our continued growth as a mature tech company. Additionally, ApplyBoard has ranked 282 on the 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, which celebrates North America’s fastest-growing technology, media, and telecommunications companies.

Scaling to Support the Sector

Since our inception in 2015, we have helped over 600,000 students achieve their dreams of studying abroad. Over the last eight years, we’ve grown and scaled substantially in order to support countless students and achieve our mission of educating the world. 

“We are honoured to be named to Deloitte’s Fast 50 list for the fifth year in a row,” says Meti Basiri, Co-Founder and CEO, ApplyBoard. “ApplyBoard is continuing to grow and create a positive impact in the education and technology sectors, and the recognition of being named to the Enterprise—Industry leaders category this year is a real testament to the hard work of our team members.”

In 2023:

  • We finalized and scaled our integration with TrainHub, to build more trust and transparency for higher education institutions and recruitment partners worldwide.
  • We announced a new collaboration with industry leader the British Council IELTS, to help bridge the gap between the testing and application phases of the study abroad journey.
  • We welcomed our new Chief Financial Officer and Chief People Officer amidst a global expansion to support our teams and the continued growth of ApplyBoard.
  • We developed innovative new products like our Program Matcher Tool, which takes the research and guesswork out of finding your perfect study abroad program.
  • We launched our inaugural International Alumni of Impact program, which celebrates ten former international students who studied in Canada and have gone on to make a remarkable impact around the world. 

Five Years of Recognition

2023 marks the fifth consecutive year that Deloitte has recognized ApplyBoard as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, and the first year ApplyBoard has been honoured as an Enterprise—Industry leaders winner.

  • In 2019, ApplyBoard was the fastest-growing technology company in Canada.
  • In 2020, we ranked #2 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #14 on the Technology Fast 500.
  • In 2021, we were #7 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #41 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.
  • In 2022, we ranked #30 on Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #170 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.

“This year’s Enterprise—Industry leaders winners represent a high level of excellence and success as members of Canada’s elite in the technology sector,” says Anders McKenzie, partner and national leader for the Technology Fast 50™ program at Deloitte Canada. “With their bold vision for the future, impactful technologies, competitive drive, and passion for pushing the boundaries, these winners catapult Canadian innovation forward nationally and on the global stage. No doubt their successes are a source of pride and inspiration for all tech entrepreneurs.” 

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Program

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating its 26th anniversary, the program recognizes business growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship in four distinct categories: Technology Fast 50 ranking, Enterprise—Industry leaders, Clean Technology, and Companies-to-Watch. 

The program also recognizes companies within the North American Technology Fast 500 ranking, identifying thriving technology companies in the United States and Canada. 

The 2023 program sponsors include Deloitte, RBCx, Osler, EDC, CCI, TMX, Clarity, Lafond, CBRE, and The Globe and Mail. For further information, visit

About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,750 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. ApplyBoard, headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has helped more than 600,000 students from more than 125 countries along their educational journeys since 2015. 

Want to join our innovative team working to educate the world? Explore our open roles on the ApplyBoard Careers page!