University student Cameron Ritchie employs more than 100 people
University of New Brunswick ‘s student Cameron Ritchie has been celebrated for designing and launching HomeWurk a mobile application that has enabled more than 200 dwellers of the Fredericton community to get employment since its inception.
HomeWurk, allows users (employees) to register for work to perform jobs for local homeowners who do not have the time to do those tasks. The jobs range from painting, landscaping, handymen work among others.
Odd jobs in Canada pay around 11 Canadian dollars per hour
Commenting on the project recently Matt DeCourcey the Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance said, “I am very happy that Cameron Ritchie received Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for being the CEO and Co-founder of Homewurk, a startup which last summer helped employ over 200 people in the region.
“Fredericton is not only Canada’s startup capital community and home to Canada’s most entrepreneurial university, but now we have Canada’s top young entrepreneur! Congratulations Cameron and keep up the great work!”
Ritchie, who is currently studying towards an engineering degree told some sections of the media recently that he was honored to receive the award at a function that was held in Ottawa.
“When I stood up to receive the award, I tried to show the crown how I felt inside of me, the kind of joy that I had.
Since starting the entity, Ritchie is no stranger to winning awards. He has previously won the Atlantic Canada Startup award and his company has excelled in a number of pitch competitions and he used the money to grow the business.
According to the official LinkedIn page, Cameron Ritchie led HomeWurk describes itself as a platform that offers help regarding odd jobs around any Canadian home. Their pool of employees ranges from painting, moving, landscaping, event staffing and so much more.
Meanwhile Trending Economics has reported that the unemployment rate in Canada rose marginally to 5.6 percent in February of 2020 from 5.5 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations.