US-based Freelancer.com has acquired outsourcing company Scriptlance of Toronto in order to launch a Canadian operation called Freelancer.ca. Through the site, businesses can post jobs as well as hire and pay freelance workers in a variety of disciplines. Scriptlance was founded in 2001 as R3N3 International. "We are tremendously excited to acquire Scriptlance, which is one of the great trailblazers and most widely recognised brands in the online outsourcing industry," said Matt Barrie, chief executive of Freelancer.com, "Today we launch Freelancer.ca in Canada, and we couldn't think of a better way to announce this than by buying one of Canada's top technology websites." No financial details are available.