Tech giant Microsoft is planning to open a new training and development centre in Vancouver, creating hundreds of jobs in the process.
The new entity which has been dubbed Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre will open its doors by late 2015 and will occupy the top two floors as the anchor tenant in the Pacific Centre.
Four hundred new full-time jobs are expected to be created, which is more than double the company’s local workforce.
Microsoft is expected to start hiring as soon as this summer.
It is expected the company will contribute at least $90 million in new annual investment.
Microsoft is not the first big tech company to expand its operations to Vancouver.
Both Facebook and Twitter have recently announced their plans to open their offices in the city.