Google to launch its first Canadian incubator and three new offices as part of national expansion plan

Google is launching its first Canadian accelerator for “high-potential, early-stage” tech startups seeking to harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine-learning capabilities, The Logic has learned.

The three-month accelerator—called Google for Startups Accelerator Canada—will be based in Waterloo, Ont., where the company has a growing physical and technical footprint. Google confirmed the launch as part of a national expansion plan announced Thursday, which includes growing its workforce to 5,000 employees by 2022 across new offices in Toronto, Waterloo and Montreal.

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