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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2017
Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Fortinet expansion to grow tech jobs, boost economy

VICTORIA – Burnaby-based cybersecurity success story Fortinet’s plans to expand its workforce by 1,000 jobs is fantastic news for B.C.’s tech sector and the provincial economy, announced Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston.

“Fortinet has been developing innovative solutions of critical importance to organizations of all sizes to protect them from cybercrime,” said Ralston. “To have a top employer, which already provides hundreds of well-paying jobs to the people of B.C., announce that they are adding 1,000 more positions is a real boon to our province’s economy.”  

Fortinet has been a trailblazer in B.C.’s tech scene, opening its first threat-intelligence and research and development centre in 2000. The company has expanded its operations over the years, employing 700 people in B.C. and approximately 1,000 across Canada. The company has announced that its expansion will enhance its threat intelligence capabilities and house a new leading-edge data centre.

“Fortinet is an example of a company that has helped make B.C.’s tech sector the burgeoning hub of innovation that it is today with its cutting edge products,” said Ralston. “The company’s employment record and recognition as a top B.C. employer will continue to serve the company well, attracting the best and brightest to solve tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges.”   

The B.C. government is committed to creating the conditions that support continued growth in private investment and the creation of jobs where all regions of the province are benefiting in a sustainable, shared economy.

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