Montreal, Waterloo, Toronto locations to house up to 5,000 employees by end of 2022
Google has announced it is planning to open three more offices in Canada in Montreal, Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto that will house up to 5,000 employees by 2022.
The announcement coincides with the launch of a new research from Public First, which found that Google's search and advertising products helped generate an estimated $23 billion in economic activity for half a million businesses in Canada in 2019 alone. The total economic impact of Google products and services in Canada is equivalent to 1.1 per cent of total GDP, or supporting 240,000 jobs. That's more than aviation or forestry.
Forbes recently announced Google topped its best employers list.
Google opened its first Canadian office in Toronto in 2001, which currently employs more than 1,500 people, including engineers, game developers, sales leaders and AI researchers.
By the end of 2020, the company’s Montreal-based software developers, game developers, sales leaders, AI researchers and Cloud experts will move to a new location in the city.
"The opening of this Google office in Montreal, which will have capacity to welcome up to 1,000 employees, is extremely heartening news,” says Pierre Fitzgibbon, minister of economy and innovation and minister responsible for the Lanaudière Region. “Quebec is an innovative society in the midst of rapid technological boom and has, once again, been able to attract one of the biggest players in the world."