Want to help us change the way the world moves money?
We build high tech services that allow people to send and receive money easily. Our customers are mostly migrants, sending money home to their families and friends in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Today only 5% of the remittance market is online – with a large proportion of the industry operating through informal untracked networks. Yet online is predicted to grow to 60% in the next 5-6 years and WorldRemit is driving that shift.
By reducing costs and freeing up time we enable people to make the most of the opportunities that their new life abroad provides and help to release the billions of dollars lost in transferring money to the developing world. This money goes directly to those who need it.
Why do we care about money transfers so much?
Most of our customers are first or second generation migrants. They may be living and working far from their home but still manage to send money back to support their loved ones.
Large international wire transfer companies and banks have been taking advantage of people like this by charging preposterous fees and unfair rates.
With the World Bank estimating $575 billion annually flowing into developing countries - transforming the remittance industry could have a greater impact on international development than every single government aid program combined.
WorldRemit is using innovative technology and growing a global network to make transferring money easier, fairer and more affordable.
How are we doing so far?
As the Country Director for Canada, you will contribute to the establishment of the strategy and own the operating plan for WR in Canada. A proven leader, the Country Director will ensure that Canada’s growth plans are fully aligned to the broader corporate strategy, take complete control of the P&L and drive ambitious, sustainable growth.
You will have the analytical prowess and mental agility to build a deep understanding of market dynamics and an impressive track record of establishing new partnerships with businesses such as mobile operators and financial institutions. You will have a strong insight into consumer products and marketing and use your local knowledge to develop well-thought through branding campaigns.
Finally, the Country Director will work closely with the North America Compliance Director to ensure that WR’s current and future business maintains the highest standard of compliance and can represent WR to the Canadian Regulatory bodies when required.
WorldRemit is an online service that lets people send money to friends and family living abroad, using a computer, smartphone or tablet.
It is a convenient, low-cost alternative to traditional money transfer companies that use high street agents and charge high fees.
Money can be received as a bank deposit, cash pick-up, Mobile Money, or mobile airtime top-up.
WorldRemit’s service is available to senders in 50 countries. We offer transfers to more than 120 destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.