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Greater Toronto’s Durham Region, which is the eastern side of the Toronto Region, provides a unique opportunity for firms in the energy innovation space. A hub for clean technology and innovation, Durham is home to a full spectrum of stakeholders in the energy sector, from energy generation to energy consumption. The energy cluster in Durham drives innovation, stimulates new business, and employs high quality talent.
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Leverage the strategic advantage of Durham Region – home to an energy and engineering innovation and talent cluster anchored by Ontario Power Generation, Ontario Tech University and Durham College.
The diverse, multicultural and multilingual talent pool in the Toronto Region is second to none; however, if you need to supplement your team with additional resources, our welcoming immigration system allows you to bring in more experienced workers to build your dream team.
The Toronto Region has twice been named the fastest growing tech centre by CBRE thanks to our strong universities and colleges, thriving startup scene, and billions of dollars worth of investment from global tech leaders like Google and Uber.
A hub for clean technology and innovation, Durham is home to a full spectrum of stakeholders in the energy sector, from energy generation to energy consumption. The energy cluster in Durham drives innovation, stimulates new business, and employs high quality talent.
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One of the largest and most diverse clean power producers in North America, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has 66 Hydroelectric, 2 Nuclear, 1 Solar, 2 Thermal and 4 Gas-Fired stations.
As a global leader in engineering and infrastructure, Aecom's Whitby offices are involved in projects such as the expansion of Ontario's 401 highway, which carries over 420,000 vehicles per day, and the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension.
Subsidiary Chemetics has established a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Pickering to support local customers with their sulphuric acid and chlorine chemical expertise.
The City of Pickering in Durham Region is the main headquarters for Framatome Canada. An international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies, Framatome Canada plays a key role in the energy ecosystem by managing specialized projects in High Voltage, isotope production, containment filtration venting systems and film forming amines.
GM's recent reinvestment of over $1B in its Oshawa facility will see truck production beginning in 2022. This announcement will also see the facility being retooled to become flexible and to accommodate future vehicles.
With a proven track record of delivering control system solutions for decades, especially within the Canadian nuclear industry, Alithya's Pickering team has knowledge and experience across numerous sectors including aerospace, petrochemicals, automotive and manufacturing.
Ontario Tech University is a national leader in energy and environmental sustainability research. The university attracts top students who are focused on solving fundamental problems in the natural and computer sciences that will help unlock the potential of clean energy technologies. Ontario Tech University's strong reputation as a prominent centre of renewable and sustainable energy research and expertise has received a powerful international endorsement from The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA confirmed Ontario Tech's designation as an official Collaborating Centre in support of IAEA activities on integrated Energy Systems with advanced nuclear power reactors, including small modular reactors (SMRs) as well as initiatives such as non electric applications of nuclear energy. Ontario Tech offers students and organizations a wealth of research and development opportunities in Energy Innovation and Clean Tech in their world class facilities which include: ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel, Aquatic Research Facility, Biomolecular Characterization Facility, Borehole Thermal Energy Storage System, Centre for Small Modular Reactors, Clean Energy Research Lab, Electrochemical Energy Materials Lab, Energy Research Centre.
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Building small modular reactors (SMRs) to provide scalable advanced nuclear technology, NuScale is creating an energy source that is smarter, cleaner, safer, and cost competitive. With the Toronto Region's long history as a world-class leader in nuclear operations, NuScale is maintaining strong momentum toward commercialization of its SMR technology, as the Ontario and Canadian markets are well-aligned for implementing the company's world-class technology.
DoorDash, a leading last-mile logistics platform, recently announced the launch of a new engineering site in Toronto with plans to hire at least 50 engineers across backend, front-end and mobile roles by the end of the year. DoorDash first launched in Canada in 2015 and has since grown its presence to serve over 150 communities and over 30,000 merchant partners. DoorDash currently has offices in 4 cities including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. The company plans to continue hiring for roles across all sides of the business and increase the company’s total Canadian corporate headcount to 200 by the end of 2021.
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Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, recently announced its Toronto office, its first office in Canada. Cloudflare’s office plans represent the company’s continued investment and growing presence in the region and will support its expanding customer-base. Cloudflare’s new Canada-based team and operations will grow brand awareness, support, and acquire customers, and recruit new talent.
HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. In March 2021, HCL announced the expansion of its Canadian operations with a new global delivery centre in the Toronto Region, employing 350 people in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector when it opens, eventually growing to 500 positions.
Amazon is an American multinational technology company which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. Amazon recently announced plans to hire 1,800 new corporate and technology employees at its Canadian offices in 2021, including its Vancouver and Toronto Tech Hubs.
Uber Technologies Inc. will double the size of its Toronto technical team by the end of the year. The San Francisco, California based ride-hailing and food delivery company will hire about 60 people in engineering, design, data science and product management roles.
Samsung (2018): Samsung is setting up an engineering office in Toronto, focusing on artificial intelligence. This allows the company to tap into the rich AI ecosphere and talent pool.
Tech Mahindra (2018): This Indian-based digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering service and solutions company announced plans to develop a $100 million Centre of Excellence for AI and blockchain solutions.
Cognizant (2018): recently opened a new 50,000 square-foot technology and services delivery centre in Mississauga, which will house training rooms, a digital lab, delivery centre, co-innovation space, and up to 600 employees.