TORONTO, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Huawei Canada today announced that it has been named one of Canada's Most Attractive Employers by Universum.
The Universum Top 100, based on the Canadian Most Attractive Employers student survey, is the largest and longest-running student career preference survey in the country. By measuring student employer preferences and based solely on student votes, without any participation by listed employers, the Universum Top 100 is a list of companies that are accurately gauging what the next generation of top Canadian talent wants from the workplace – and delivering against it.
2019 marks the first year Huawei Canada is listed in the Top 100. It won the additional award of 'highest climber' due to its outstanding performance among Engineering and IT students.
"Despite its challenges on the global stage, Huawei is doing something right in Canada. Canadian students and specifically new emerging engineering and IT talent are selecting them as an employer of choice more now than ever before," says Jason Kipps, Managing Director for Canada, Universum Global. "An extensive investment in Canadian university partnerships seems to have paid off for them. Their message is resonating with young talent making them one of the highest climbers in the Universum rankings based on the voting of more than 20,000 students across Canada."
"We are proud to be named to this prestigious list of Canadian employers," says Eric Li, President, Huawei Canada. "This is a testament to the hard work our team has put in cultivating relationships on and off campus – and to the cutting-edge technologies our researchers have developed. Tomorrow's top workers want to be tackling the world's biggest and most rewarding challenges, and we're proud to say that they can do that at Huawei."
This accolade follows a significant string of investments that Huawei Canada has made in developing the next generation of Canadian engineers and business leaders:
- Huawei Canada's Seeds for the Future program, through which 3rd year Canadian post-secondary engineering students are sent to Beijing and Shenzhen to study Information and Communications Technology (ICTT) under Huawei experts was expanded in 2019, doubling the number of students eligible to participate.
- Huawei Canada significantly expanded its Huawei Authorized Learning Partner (HALP) program this year, announcing a National ICT Talent Development Program under which more than 1,000 Canadians will receive ICT training this year.
- In the past five years, Huawei has invested $89 million in Canadian university partnerships, including University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McGill and Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. This included the three-year 5G research chair at Ecole Polytechnique, worth over C$3M million.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.
At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 188,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
Huawei Canada has been in Canada since 2008 and employs over 1,100 people. Huawei Canada ranks 22nd overall amongst all corporate R&D investors in 2017.
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