Google Canada: $2.75 million for digital skills in Quebec

Google Canada: $2.75 million for digital skills in Quebec bec


Google Canada has pledged $2.75 million to support the tech ecosystem and digital skills training in Quebec when it opens its new office in downtown Montreal on Wednesday . 

This new investment will maintain support for the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute Mila, but also expand Google Career Certificate courses and provide grants to Digital Moment and NPower Canada, in addition to other organizations.

“Google's continued commitment to Mila's research community and our equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives confirms Quebec's position as a global leader in AI, enabling cutting-edge research, growth and innovation,” said Valérie Pisano, President and CEO, Mila, in a press release on Wednesday.

Funding to Digital Moment will help support the launch of a digital literacy project with primary and secondary school students.

“With funding from Google, we will be able to go deeper, deeper and continue to empower young people, especially those in underserved and underrepresented communities, to be engaged and innovative citizens. in the digital age,” said Kate Arthur, Founder and CEO of Digital Moment.

These announcements were made during the opening of the digital giant's new office in downtown the metropolis, named Google Viger space. Located in a historic building, this one has been modernized and reflects the neighborhoods of Little Italy, Le Village, Le Plateau, Chinatown and the Old Port.

“Since our beginnings in 2004 where three engineers made up our entire presence, the new office is home to a variety of teams who work on some of the most crucial products and services offered by Google around the world, from cybersecurity to AI research, in through Chrome and Cloud,” explained Fabrice Jaubert, Montreal Site Manager, Google Canada.