Live Here, Work Anywhere:
How Questrade Provides Remote Work Opportunities in PEI
“I always feel like I’m a part of the team, despite being 2000km away in my home office.”
This is what Oscar Kempe told us when we asked about his experience working remotely for the online brokerage, Questrade. Continuing, he said “I’ve never been made to feel “less than” due to my distance.” Kempe, who works from his home in Murray Harbour, PEI, says that since he began his career with Questrade, his quality of life in PEI has improved.
Oscar Kempe, working from his home in Murray Harbour, PEI.
His growth with the company was encouraged from the beginning and he has even earned a promotion to become a Platinum Services Specialist within his first year at the company. “They do a wonderful job of creating an inclusive workplace,” said Kempe, “I would recommend them highly to any Islanders who are looking to pivot to a new career in Finance or who would like to pivot to a work-from-home environment.”
Questrade, one of Canada’s fastest growing-online brokerages, is hiring remote employees based in Prince Edward. “PEI has a wealth of talent and resources,” said Emma Horgan, Chief People Officer at Questrade, “We believe tapping into the talent in PEI will help us amplify our technological edge and elevate Questrade’s offering.”
Questrade works to provide an inclusive experience for their remote and in-office employees. They equip their team with online collaboration tools to blend remote and hybrid work, and they ensure that all in-person events – meetings, professional development, social activities – are also accessible online.
Parth Chaudhari, who works for Questrade from his home in Charlottetown, PEI.
Parth Chaudhari is a Client Services Specialist at Questrade, who works from his home in Charlottetown, PEI, and he enjoys the emphasis that the company puts on work/life balance. He also appreciates the effort and activities that his team puts in to get to know each other and stay engaged. “We have bi-weekly virtual meetings with the team and other monthly fun activities, and it just elevates the remote work experience and you’re getting an opportunity to connect with your team members.”
He also feels supported in his work-from-home environment, saying that the Questrade team has provided him with all the necessary equipment and technical support for him to work remotely successfully. “The company provides proper training from the start, which in return increases my knowledge about services and understanding of my role and responsibilities,” said Chaudhari, “It’s been a fun experience so far working remotely from PEI.”
Technology and post-pandemic trends have accelerated people’s ability to work remotely, and Prince Edward Island is an ideal location to build your career and maintain a quality of life that is second to none. If you’re interested in joining the Questrade team, the company has hundreds of open positions in technology, customer service, marketing, and more. Some of their open roles include Client Service Specialists, Principal Business Technology Support, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Developer, Senior Data Engineer Data Warehousing & Engineering, Copywriter, and Digital Writer, and Financial Analyst (Regulatory Reporting).