- Google Canada announced Thursday that a new Montreal office would soon be opening at a new location where there will be space for up to 1,000 employees.
- Currently, Google Montreal is home to 200 or so employees, meaning the company will soon be hiring to fill somewhere around 800 jobs.
- Job openings will fall into areas like software development, game development, sales leadership, AI research and Cloud expertise.
Google announced yesterday that it is expanding its Canadian footprint with three new Google offices in Montreal, Toronto and Waterloo. The current Google Montreal location is on McGill College, but the new Montreal office will be located at 425 rue Viger O. and will have space for a total of 1,000 employees, which means Google is upping their Montreal staff by five times from the current 200 or so positions. So if a job at Google in Montreal has been a dream for you in the past... keep reading. Job openings will fall into areas like software development, game development, sales leadership, AI research and Cloud expertise.
If you look up 425 Viger O. on Google Street View (where else?), you'll see the building is still under construction.
A Google rep let MTL Blog know that the current 200 or so employees of Google Montreal "will move into 425 Viger O by end of year, a space which will have the capacity to welcome 1,000 employees."
According to the press release, this Canadian expansion will mean a total of 5,000 Google jobs in Canada between the three new locations by 2022.
Google's Montreal location opened in 2004 with a mere three employees. The expansion means that Google will be home to 1,000 Montreal-based employees in various fields, as mentioned above.
The new Google Montreal offices will span five floors of the new building, and each floor is being designed to "pay homage to Montréal by reflecting the essence of five of the city's most beloved neighbourhoods — Little Italy, Le Village, Le Plateau, Chinatown and Old Port."
They've also got plans to make a Google Montreal logo in the entrance that will be in the style of Montreal's iconic Farine Five Roses sign, waiting to welcome new employees and visitors alike.
iN STUDIO is responsible for the interior design of the new office.
The design firm tells MTL Blog that it "is committed to a 'design first' focus, delivering unique, and inspiring interiors that are a true reflection of their client’s brands."
"Each iN STUDIO project contains thoughtful details, contemporary materials, products, and finishes, with a result utterly individual to the client."
Key employment areas that new Google Montreal hopefuls can soon apply to work in include Safe Browsing, Stadia, Google AI and Cloud technology.
Google's Safe Browsing team in Montreal currently provides "one of the most crucial services the company offers worldwide — it protects over 4 billion devices worldwide each year sending well over 250M security alerts monthly."
Google's Stadia gaming studio in Montreal is the first of its kind and was chosen as the location to foster the "abundant talent-pool" in the city.
Montreal's Google office is also home to world-recognized talent in the world of AI.
"Externally, Google has granted over 4.5M$ to eight faculty professors across a number of Montreal academic institutions," with the plan to continue supporting the growing industry locally.
To see Google's impact on the Canadian economy and tech scene, take a look at their Economic Impact 2019 study here.
As for the jobs — we will keep you posted as soon as you're able to apply. Until then, start brushing up your resume.