Samsung Electronics this week announced the opening of its first Canadian research and development centre in the Vancouver area, specifcially Burnaby.
The R&D centre will focus on developing Samsung's enterprise security solutions, while also providing global technical support for the company's diverse B2B customers, according to the company.
"Our new Canadian Samsung R&D facility is creating jobs in British Columbia, a hub for technology innovation," says HT Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Canada. "With a skilled Canadian talent base to draw from, the team will help Samsung continue to lead the industry—both at home and abroad—by driving product innovation."
The Canadian facility employs approximately 60 skilled software engineers, designers, and operations staff.
"We welcome Samsung's investment in BC, and interest in Vancouver. Companies like Samsung are investing here because they recognize the advantages," said Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia. "A highly-educated talent pool, competitive tax policies, a business-friendly climate and AAA credit rating speak for themselves."
Samsung last year spent $11 billion on the development of future technologies.