GM Canada Hiring 100 at Oshawa Engineering Center
GM Canada announced on Tuesday that it plans to expand its Canadian Engineering Center in Oshawa, Ontario, as a means to make it a global “connected car” and green technologies hub. The expansion will mandate more than 100 new positions for software and controls engineers.
The center will focus on software and active control development that should eventually provide customers with the ability to take better advantage of the growing link between automobiles and mobile networks. With OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi available for models across all of its brands, General Motors has been one of the pioneering figures in vehicle connectivity advancement. GM Canada alone spends about $190 million Canadian in research and development annually.
“We have long been proud of GM Canada’s unique capability in Canada to design and engineer future products for our customers and our solid portfolio of patents and project breakthroughs,” said Steve Carlisle, president and managing director, GM Canada. “We are making this investment because we see an opportunity to take advantage of a wealth of talent in mobile technologies, software and advanced automotive engineering available in Canada’s leading universities and other partner organizations. Canada has the bench strength and, to borrow a famous hockey analogy, this is where the puck is going.”