The Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre (MCEC) officially opened its doors Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia. The state-of-the art development facility will create innovative products for the global market while enhancing British Columbia’s technology ecosystem.
“Vancouver is becoming a global center for technology, and we’re committed to helping grow Canada’s innovation economy.” said Microsoft President Brad Smith. “Our new development center will bring talented Canadians together with leading talent from around the world to help develop the technologies of tomorrow.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among those who celebrated the MCEC opening. “Microsoft is showing that it recognizes the country’s tremendous potential to be a world leader in the innovation sector,” he said. “It will provide new opportunities for Canada’s young people, and our highly educated workforce as a whole, to shape the future.”
A Microsoft Jobs Blog piece showcases the office’s ultramodern design, sweeping views and amenities. A Microsoft on the Issues post tells the story of Microsoft interns in British Columbia who are receiving career-enhancing experiences while developing potentially world-changing apps along the way.