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Shopify .... they already announced they'd be the anchor tenant in the office tower at The Well.
Yes, that's the one.

Yes, but are they not growing so fast they could use 1k people in Calgary?

I don't remember exact figures, I read about them in the G+M some time in the last two months.
 

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Vision Critical to relocate headquarters from Vancouver to Toronto


Kenneth Chan | Dec 4 2019, 3:09 pm

Nearly two decades after it was founded in Vancouver, Vision Critical will be making a move that technically relocates its headquarters to Toronto.

The cloud-based customer intelligence platform’s new leadership will be based in Toronto; Vision Critical’s board of directors this week appointed Ross Wainwright as the new CEO and a member of the board, and Riaz Raihan as the president of products.

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Vision Critical employs about 500 people worldwide, with its international offices located in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, Minneapolis, London, Paris, Cologne, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

 

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A gold-gilded deal, but is it something Canada wants?

China’s government has the power to order companies based in the country to hand over information to the government if asked, experts have cautioned.
Velshi said the work done in Canada is for civilian use, but others say that doesn’t mean the technology won’t be used by oppressive regimes.
A greater influx of jobs and money could give Beijing more leverage in Canada with a looming threat they could force Huawei to pull out of the country, Parsons said.
 

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Not necessarily Toronto, but good to know that Ontario is at least capable of manufacturing these isotopes, even after the closure of Chalk River.

 

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A total of 60,408 people were employed in the Toronto technology sector in 2019. That’s a 16.6 per cent increase over 2018 and 84.6 per cent increase when compared with 2014. Currently, two per cent of all of the city’s establishments are in the tech field, which is an 85.7 per cent increase in about five years.
 

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why not? they have the more 5G patents than any other company and are doing alot of research.


A gold-gilded deal, but is it something Canada wants?




 

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why not? they have the more 5G patents than any other company and are doing alot of research.
Not really- they just make the most noise (massive PR push bankrolled by the Communist Party). Embedding Huawei into countries is part of their 'Made in China 2025' strategy, but that's another story.

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why not? they have the more 5G patents than any other company and are doing alot of research.
Why not? I see you're not familiar with police states.
 

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Google to add 3,500 Canadian staff, in Toronto, Montreal and Waterloo.

Staff to be in place by 2022.
 

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Bloomberg article with an image of the supposed Toronto office:


From Google Canada:


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(Google Canada)

It's 65 King East.

AoD
 

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Ceridian hiring for over 2,000 positions in Canada over next five years

Clarrie Feinstein | Feb 11 2020, 7:32 am

Ceridian is bringing over 2,000 new jobs to Canada over the next five years.

The global human capital management technology company announced its plans to expand into Canada, and is looking to hire for 400 new jobs by 2020.

Ceridian offers a cloud platform that allows organizations to have more effective management for their workplace when handling human resources, payroll, benefits, and talent management functionality.

“We have a growing customer base in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand; and have ambitious plans to extend the Dayforce solution to 20 countries in the next few years,” said David Ossip, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ceridian in a release.

The new positions will be based in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Calgary.

 

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Lightspeed Opens Toronto Office

February 14, 2020
By Craig Patterson

Montreal-based Lightspeed, which serves small and medium-sized businesses with its cloud-based omnichannel point of sale software, has opened a new consolidated office space in downtown Toronto. The office is part of the company’s endeavour to grow its operations while securing exceptional talent in the city after Lightspeed went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange last year.

 

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