People & Recruiting

Canva’s People Team has a big mission to build the most effective and engaged company in the world! Our success is finding, growing and empowering the best engineers, designers, product managers, growth marketers and operators in the world.

How Team Happiness works

We believe magic happens at the intersection of people, purpose and culture. Empowering people to grow, take on new challenges and reach their full potential is a key enabler in Canva’s success. We help individuals and teams to do their best work, every day.

Team Happiness looks after everything across the people spectrum – including onboarding, ongoing growth and development, coaching, workforce planning, benefits and perks, internal comms, wellbeing and more.

We empower everyone to embark on their own learning and growth journey at Canva.

Linda Lin

Team happiness coordinator

How our talent acquisition team works

Keeping up with the pace of growth at Canva is a challenge, and only a high performing and diverse team will enable the company to achieve its mission. Everyone on our TA team specialises in hiring certain skill sets across Product, Design, Operations and Engineering, but we support each other to achieve our ambitious goal – attracting the best in the world to join Canva.

We’re bringing the data-driven and growth mindset that we use on our core product into the Talent Acquisition team and measuring all parts of the hiring funnel, from candidate attraction through to onboarding.

It’s very iterative, we’re improving the recruitment process every day.

Francisco Morales

Talent acquisition specialist

Why Canva is a good place to work in talent acquisition

At Canva you have the opportunity to join a company that’s growing very quickly, but still finding its feet. Recruitment work in some settings can be quite transactional, but with Canva you’ll be part of the story of a young company and really have some ownership in the process.

Recruiters at Canva get to drive the whole recruitment process, we aren’t micromanaged. It’s great to get that kind of trust from the teams we’re hiring for, as well as the founders themselves.

Francisco Morales

Talent acquisition specialist

Some things we're proud of

Some advice to people applying as TA specialists at Canva

When you’re completing the recruitment challenge, you should think about what’s right for the candidate and what’s right for the business. Not every strong candidate is going to fit Canva well in terms of their career aspirations, for example.

One of our fundamental values here is “being a good human”, and the most important thing we can do as recruiters is treat everyone like a person. Honesty and transparency as a recruiter will get you much further at Canva than sales tricks. You should think about the details and edge cases and be resourceful.

Building a values-driven company

Our values guide all of our decisions, both in terms of our product and how we interact with each other and the world. Building a values-driven company helps us to keep the good stuff as we grow.

  • Be a force for good
  • Empower others
  • Pursue excellence
  • Be a good human
  • Make complex things simple
  • Set crazy big goals and make them happen

Meet Francisco Morales

Lead recruiter, backend engineering

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