Microsoft plans mass hiring for Vancouver

April 7, 2021

Microsoft is looking to expand its Vancouver operations.

The company is hiring 500 workers, which will push the number of workers to 1,700 in the city and more than 3,700 employees across Canada.

“Microsoft is committed to helping Canada emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever. Our deep cloud and talent investments, combined with our widespread skilling efforts, will help organizations of all types and sizes accelerate their digital transformation,” says Kevin Peesker, president of Microsoft Canada.

Ravi Kahlon, British Columbia’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, welcomed the news.

“Continued job growth in B.C. shows our plan to build an economic recovery that is innovative, sustainable and inclusive is working. This investment aligns with our government’s commitment to skill development and good-paying jobs for hard-working British Columbians.”

“The expansion of Microsoft’s cloud services and its investment in building applications further establishes the Lower Mainland as a growing hub for technology and innovation,” says Kahlon. “This is positive news for important sectors such as health care, education and agriculture that rely on digital infrastructure to modernize and attract talent. It provides B.C. companies a competitive advantage to grow and compete globally.”

Source: HR Reporter