In collaboration, both New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant and IBM Canada would create approx. 100 full time jobs within company’s security division in Fredericton – pay range: US$ 50,000 to US$ 75,000 on an individual scale basis.
IBM Canada’s global technology services GM, David Drury made announcements to add on further 110 and 40 jobs in Saint John and Florenceville-Bristol, respectively. The statements had reached press following New Brunswick’s premier announcement. Market looks onto it as: collaboration between the two could createan ‘Information and security tech’ pointof focus in New Brunswick – already a hub to a natural cybersecurity cluster that dates back 25 years, with the establishment of Canada’s first faculty of computer science in year 1989 (source: cantech letter).
“We are fortunate to have international companies such as IBM in New Brunswick. IBM is a leader in information technology and in cybersecurity. The expansion of its operations in New Brunswick means more valuable information technology jobs and a strong foundation for the continued growth of the cybersecurity sector in this province.” – Premier Brian Gallant
Right at start of month March, reports from San Francisco claim premier to have had a meeting with IBM and rest of the tech firms to tighten cybersecurity.
“This economic development investment will create a hub of information technology, security technology expertise and high-value jobs in New Brunswick. Together, we are planting these economic development seeds to help transition New Brunswick into a knowledge-worker economy that can positively tackle huge challenges, such as the monumental growth of cybercrime, for the benefit of all Canadians and organizations worldwide.” – IBM Canada’s president, Dino Trevisani
UPDATE: as per the strategy, the provincial government will pay US$ 12,000/job as a payroll rebate – collectively an approximate worth US$ 3 million investment.
On a similar note, the platform was designed, built, tested and supported primarily in New Brunswick.