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Ottawa, May 21 (Canadian-Media): Ottawa-based e-commerce company, Shopify, which became Canada's most valuable company earlier this month, will have staff work from home as much as possible even after the ending of COVID-19 pandemic, media reports said.
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The CEO of Shopify, Tobi Lutke said in a tweet that this company has become digital by default.
With more than 5,000 employees, Shopify helps other businesses set up online stores, including at several floors of its modern headquarters in a downtown Ottawa highrise.
In January a plan was announced by Shopify to open a four-floor, 6,500-square-metre office in Vancouver.
Brittany Forsyth, Shopify's chief talent officer, said in a statement it's going to keep "recruitment hubs" in those cities and others such as Toronto, Montreal and Waterloo, Ont.
"COVID is challenging us all to work together in new ways. We choose to jump in the driver's seat, instead of being passengers to the changes ahead," Lutke wrote.
As of late last year, data on how many Canadians work remotely was not collected by Statistics Canada.
With more employees interact in a virtual space, the importance of location of employment has begun to fade.