What if you could work from anywhere in New Brunswick for one of the world’s fastest growing tech companies? Sound too good to be true? Not if we’re talking about Shopify.
Shopify is an online shopping platform for small and medium businesses. Based in Ottawa, its platform manages multiple sales channels, from web sites to mobile, social media, marketplaces and even those brick-and-mortar locations.
Shopify is a big believer in “remote” work. With video conferencing, chats and email making it easy to stay in touch, not everyone needs to be in one central office. In fact, about 1,400 “Shopifolks,” as they call their employees, work remotely from locations around the world, including New Brunswick.
“At Shopify, we’re invested in fostering a connected remote culture. Working remotely with us makes it possible to be part of a growing tech company, without relocating. There are lots of talented candidates located in Canada’s East Coast and Shopify is providing new and exciting opportunities for New Brunswickers,” says Jennifer Shillington, Lead of Talent Acquisition Support Recruitment at Shopify.
Today there are close to 40 Shopify “Customer Success Gurus” located in New Brunswick. They provide support to merchants around the world.
Today there are close to 40 Shopify “Customer Success Gurus” located in New Brunswick.
“The labour force in New Brunswick excites us at Shopify because it has a top high school graduation rate, and the majority of workers have post-secondary education. Plus, there’s lots of New Brunswickers who are bilingual in English and French, which helps since our merchants are located in 175 countries around the world.” Says Shillington.
“Having employees based in New Brunswick has been a seamless process for us. Since all of our employees in New Brunswick work remotely, we connect via email, phone and chat.”
With New Brunswick’s well educated and tech-ready workforce, remote work is a great option. Whether you’re in Saint Leonard, Woodstock, Caraquet or Bouctouche, or anywhere in between, you can take advantage of staying in your home town, with its reasonable housing prices and no crazy traffic jams, and work for some of the top names in the tech sector.
If you’re not one of the lucky 40 already working for Shopify in New Brunswick, don’t despair. They plan to hire more remote workers in New Brunswick later this year. Watch this space for postings.