Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Meta to create new Canadian engineering hub

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Meta has announced the creation of a new Canadian engineering hub, to be based in Toronto, and plans to hire up to 2,500 employees for remote and in-office positions across Canada over the next five years. Meta says the expanded presence will include establishing the first Canadian WhatsApp, Messenger and Remote Presence engineering teams and growing the Canadian Reality Labs and AI Research teams. The majority of roles in Canada will be engineering focused and are expected to span building extended reality experiences and Meta technologies. Meta is also establishing an additional $510,000 in unrestricted grants to 17 Canadian research labs, to advance innovations needed to build the metaverse. Once published, their research will become publicly accessible to drive further innovation across the industry.

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