Facebook to Set Up New Engineering Hub in Canada, Create 2,500 New Jobs
Meta formerly Facebook has today announced the creation of a new engineering hub in Canada based in Toronto, alongside increased hiring across Canada. This is expected to create up to 2,500 new jobs over the next several years.
The majority of roles are engineering-focused and expected to “span across building extended reality experiences and Meta technologies,” notes the company, adding that recruiting is already underway.
Meta has announced its plans to establish the first Canadian WhatsApp, Messenger, and Remote Presence engineering teams and grow its Canadian Reality Labs and AI Research teams.
“These new, highly-skilled jobs will offer a blend of in-office and remote work options, creating economic opportunity for Canadian talent in every region of the country,” notes Meta. “The country is home to a vibrant pool of tech talent focused on building innovations that have the potential to change the world.”
Today, we’re also announcing an additional $510,000 in unrestricted grants to 17 Canadian research labs working on research that will advance innovations needed to build the metaverse. Unrestricted grants provide maximum flexibility for labs to pursue their mission, and once published, their research becomes publicly accessible to drive further innovation across the industry.
In the past, Meta has committed nearly $1 million of unrestricted funding to Canadian universities from coast to coast.