Huawei announced that it is leaving Canada. It will terminate its 4,500 employees.
Does Huawei have 4,500 employees?
Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd
Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd is located in Markham, ON, Canada and is part of the Other Telecommunications Industry. Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd has 450 total employees across all of its locations and generates $102.81 million in sales (USD). (Sales figure is modelled). There are 209 companies in the Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd corporate family.
Ren Zhengfei says Chinese tech giant is making the move due to U.S. sanctions
The Canadian Press · Posted: Dec 03, 2019 3:30 PM ET | Last Updated: December 4, 2019
The company already has more than 1,100 employees in Canada between its head office in Markham, Ont., and a research and development centre in Ottawa as well as smaller offices elsewhere in the country. It also currently lists 86 job openings in Canada between Burnaby, B.C., Edmonton, Markham, Montreal, Ottawa, and Waterloo, Ont.
Huawei disbands its Canada branch, lays off 4,500 employees. Refuses to issue 5G patents to Canada
Huawei has decided to cancel its Canada branch and lay off 4500 employees. And it refused to issue 5G patents to Canada. Huawei declared war on Canada
Meng Wanzho has been illegally detained in Canada for 32 months. None of the three types of evidence provided by the defense can prove that HSBC suffered actual losses and reputational damage due to Meng Wanzhou’s ppt disclosure. And this speech also shows that Meng Wanzhou is innocent. But the strange thing is that Canadian judicial authorities do not directly release Meng Wanzhou.
Huawei has declared war on Canada. Ren Zhengfei said that Huawei will cancel its Canadian branch and lay off 4,500 employees, while also banning the authorization of 5G patents in Canada. Canada’s illegal arrest of Meng Wanzhou also made Huawei intolerable.
China technology, economy etc. It is a world leader in many aspects. Currently, 41 countries support Huawei and have received 91 orders for 5G construction. China has also built 990,000 5G communications equipment with Huawei’s technical equipment. We are confident that after Huawei pulls out of Canada, Canada’s technology will lag far behind China and the world.
Huawei plans to increase investment in Canada and hire more employees
By Albert Cheung – October 15, 2020
Recently, Huawei’s director and senior vice president Yan Lida said at a forum themed “Canada as an investment destination” that despite faces the challenges, Huawei still plans to increase investment in Canada and hire more employees.
Yan Lida pointed out that in the difficult period of fighting the epidemic, Huawei’s R&D investment in Canada still increased by 30% year-on-year. Although Huawei faces challenges in many other parts of the world, the Chinese company attaches great importance to a fair and transparent business environment in the Canadian market. “All Huawei products sold to Canada have been inspected by a third party and are 100% qualified. Huawei has been operating in Canada for 12 years and there has been no cybersecurity incident of any kind during this period.”
The Canadian government has not officially announced whether it will follow the example of its allies and prohibit Huawei from participating in its 5G network construction. A representative of Huawei Canada Office stated, “We support and respect the independent review of 5G suppliers by the Canadian Federal Government and evidence-based conclusions. Huawei firmly supports global industrial cooperation.”
Currently, Huawei has 7 R&D centers and 1,100 engineers in Canada, of which more than 90% are local employees. In 2019, Huawei’s R&D investment in Canada exceeded 260 million Canadian dollars (approximately US$198.4 million), and it hired about 200 high-end R&D technicians. The representative said, “Canada has a broad prospect for 5G, and 5G will become an artificial intelligence development tool.”
Huawei Canada ranks 18th overall in Corporate R&D Spending in Canada
News provided by Huawei Canada
Jan 15, 2021, 11:58 ET
TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2021 /CNW/ – Huawei Canada ranked 18th among Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders, according to a newly released report by the authoritative consulting and publishing firm RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. Since first appearing on the list in 2012 at the 74th position, Huawei Canada has consistently moved up in the rankings as the company continues to make investment in Canada a priority.
Huawei spent $261.6 million on R&D in Canada in Fiscal 2019, up from $186.7 million in 2018 and $142.8 million in 2017. A leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider and one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, Huawei opened its Canada Research Centre in Ottawa in 2009. Today, Huawei Canada has seven additional R&D facilities across Canada in Waterloo, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, Kingston and at its Canadian headquarters in Markham, ON. These centres employ more than 1,200 researchers and engineers.
“Huawei will continue to be an important contributor to Canada’s knowledge-based economy,” said Changtian Cai, President, Huawei Canada R&D. “Openness and diversity are Canada’s great strengths. They help attract global talent and business. Huawei Canada’s R&D spending creates jobs, trains talents, supports fundamental research, and accelerates knowledge-to-impact in Canada. We are proud of all of that.”
“Huawei Canada saw a huge 40% increase in R&D investment last year, solidifying its position among the corporate R&D leaders. Huawei is a pillar of the corporate research community in Canada,” said Ron Freedman, CEO, Research Infosource Inc.
A comprehensive study by Oxford Economics Ltd. found that, in 2018 alone, Huawei created a total economic benefit equivalent of almost $700 million to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product. As Huawei Canada’s R&D spending continues to grow, Huawei’s economic contribution to Canada is expected to increase.
To view Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders, visit: https://researchinfosource.com/top-100-corporate-rd-spenders/2020.