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IBM Canada promises 250 tech jobs for Calgary with creation of innovation centre

CALGARY — IBM Canada says it will establish a new Client Innovation Centre for Western Canada in downtown Calgary. The company says its announcement will create 250 new tech sector jobs in the city.
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The new IBM Client Innovation Centre is seen in Calgary, Alta., in an undated handout. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-IBM, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

CALGARY — IBM Canada says it will establish a new Client Innovation Centre for Western Canada in downtown Calgary.

The company says its announcement will create 250 new tech sector jobs in the city.

IBM says its centre will deliver consulting services and technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud and blockchain.

It focus will be on helping corporate clients use technology to achieve their sustainability and net-zero goals.

The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, a city-owned economic development fund, will contribute up to $5 million for the creation of the centre.

Calgary has seen significant growth in its tech sector in recent years as the city works to diversify its oil and gas-based economy.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 29, 2022.

The Canadian Press