Globant this week announced its expansion into Canada.
The global tech firm has opened its first Canadian office in the city of Toronto. According to Globant, this new business hub will consolidate the footprint of Globant in North America, where the company has seven offices in the US and four offices in Mexico.
Over the next three years, Globant plans to invest more than USD$20 million in the country. Part of this investment includes recruiting 200 professionals in Toronto with backgrounds in the latest technologies, including AI and machine learning, data analytics, and blockchain.
“We have experienced explosive growth in the United States over the last few years, with increased leadership presence across the country,” said Fernando Matzkin, Chief Business Officer for North America at Globant. “Now, we believe it’s time for our company to expand to another key part of North America: Canada, and more specifically, Toronto.”
John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto, says Globant will be able to “benefit from the highly skilled technical talent, booming business ecosystem, and competitive economic advantages the region offers.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Globant’s globally-renowned, digital-first company to our city, and know the company will be a perfect fit for the diverse, innovative, and committed spirit of Toronto,” Mayor Tory stated.
“Today’s announcement is proof that investors continue to choose Canada for our diverse, highly-educated, and growing tech talent pool,” added Sara Wilshaw, Canada’s Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister at Global Affairs. “Toronto is one of the world’s leading tech hubs, with an investment rate among the highest globally.”
“Globers” are offered the capability to create their career path by selecting the projects they want to work on from Globant’s extensive portfolio of work with global brands. The company says employees are “provided access to continuous training and Globant’s flexible, agile, and diverse working environment.”
This year, Globant was certified as a “Great Place to Work” in every country to which it applied, including the United States, Argentina, and India.
“Our ability to help companies across industries reinvent themselves–from healthcare and financial services to travel and hospitality–starts with our talent,” said Nicolas Avila, Chief Technology Officer for North America at Globant. “We strive to find the most innovative, diverse, creative people to join our company, and we see our expansion and growth in Toronto as a strategic opportunity to do that, given the city’s impressive and extensive history of technical excellence.”
This announcement aligns with the company’s attendance at Collision 2022 in Toronto this week, where Globant CEO and Founder Martin Migoya spoke on the “Why is blockchain important for business?” panel.
Other recent tech space launches in Toronto include the Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence from Sanofi, a crypto engineering office for Ripple, an AI research hub for Quincus, and an engineering office for global marketplace Faire.