Hundreds of jobs will be created in Canada over the next two years, and Thomson Reuters says some of those will be at a new technology centre downtown.
The global information and media company says the Toronto Technology Centre will focus on emerging skills such as cognitive computing, visualization, user experience and cloud development.
Initial hiring will start in the next few weeks, and will highlight the skills related to the company’s cognitive computing initiatives.
The company has its principal executive office in New York, and thousands of employees all over the world, but also has corporate headquarters in Toronto.
Friday’s announcement aims to beef up the Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor, which is one of the biggest technology clusters in the world.
“Canada is not only our home, it is home to an emerging ecosystem of world-class technology talent. Our new Technology Centre furthers our commitment to growing Canada’s preeminent hub of innovation, and to building the customer-centric platforms and solutions of the future. We applaud the Canadian federal, provincial and municipal governments for making jobs, innovation and the knowledge economy a top priority and look forward to our role in supporting these initiatives.” – Jim Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters.
“More and more businesses like Thomson Reuters are choosing Toronto as the city to expand their footprint, embracing new technologies and new partnerships. It’s good for business and it’s good for our economy.” – Toronto Mayor John Tory.
“Ontario is creating the conditions for businesses to thrive and help create jobs for people across the province. We are delighted that Thomson Reuters selected Ontario and look forward to even more opportunities like this as we continue to invest in our highly skilled workforce and build up our innovation economy.” – Premier Kathleen Wynne.
“Today’s news is an example of how great things can happen when the public and private spheres work together – for the betterment of Canadian workers, and Canadian families.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.