This is part one of The Logic’s in-depth series exploring how Canada is faring in the global competition for tech talent, as economies reopen and companies and governments jockey for advantage in a remote-work world. Read the rest of the series here.
OTTAWA — There’s a custom at Ada’s regular company-wide virtual meetings, in which colleagues praise each other for actions that embody the chatbot scale-up’s ethos. These days, those plaudits are coming in from far beyond its Toronto headquarters, as seen earlier this year from a member of the sales team. “He’s walking in northern British Columbia, in the forest with his dog, and he’s doing a shoutout from this, just, majestic landscape,” recalled CEO Mike Murchison.