Investing in Canada
Huawei is Investing $500 million in Canada in the Next 5 Years
Canada and Ontario have a long heritage in telecommunications research leadership. Combined with world-class research institutions and a dynamic, skilled workforce, Huawei is making a long-term investment to expand our research & development efforts in the Province of Ontario. Over the next 5 years, Huawei will invest $500m in Canada, including $210m in new research initiatives in the Province of Ontario. This investment will double our research & development capabilities, and reinforce our commitment to an innovative and competitive telecommunications industry.
Research & Development
Huawei’s investment announcement was made on November 1st in conjunction with a visit by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to Huawei’s R&D Centre.
With this new investment, Huawei will double our current Research & Development capabilities in the Province of Ontario by hiring an estimated 250 engineers and researchers over the next five years. We’ll also expand our sales, marketing and support functions at our Markham headquarters.
Canada Research Centre
The expansion of our research & development efforts in Ontario will allow Huawei to build on the innovative and leading-edge research in 5G technologies already being conducted at our Canada Research Centre in Ottawa, and include development of other advanced communications, including emerging cloud, device and network technologies and services.
Research & Development Expansion Project
On March 8th 2016, Premier Kathleen Wynne met with senior Huawei Canada officials to announce Ontario’s $16M investment in a total $212M expansion of our R&D facilities and capabilities. The plan, called 5G Ontario, focuses on advanced communications initiatives, and will create up to 250 new R&D positions at our facilities in Ottawa, Markham and Waterloo.
As part of our announcement on November 1st, Huawei has reaffirmed our commitment to Universities and Research institutions in Ontario and across Canada. Huawei will invest between $1.5m-$2m annually in advanced communications research projects with Universities in Ontario, Quebec and across Canada.
Since 2010, our Canada Research Centre in Ottawa has played a central role in establishing Huawei as one of the global leaders in transformative 5G technology. Having the innovative research support provided by Canadian Universities is invaluable to expanding that work.
Our commitment also includes a ground-breaking “Telecom Seeds for the Future” initiative that will sponsor up to 20 Canadian engineering students annually to travel to Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China for a 2-week work study program.
The program will enable students from Montréal’s École Polytechnique, Carleton University, The University of Saskatchewan, The University of Waterloo, The University of British Columbia, The University of Ottawa, and The University of Toronto, to experience first-hand what it is like to work in a truly global and cross-cultural business environment.