GM Canada President Steve Carlisle announced that GM’s Canadian Engineering Centre is growing into an innovation hub for the “connected car” and green technologies.

Located beside the Oshawa Car Assembly plant, the Canadian Engineering Centre is now hiring more than 100 new software and control engineers to support its new “connected car” mandate.

GM Canada manages more than $190-million in research and development work per year through a wide range of Canadian suppliers and universities. Work at the Engineering Centre and its cold-weather testing facility in Kapuskasing, Ontario is helping to make vehicles more connected and environmentally friendly.

“We have long been proud of GM Canada’s unique capability in Canada to design and engineer future products for our customers and our solid portfolio of patents and project breakthroughs,” said Carlisle.

“It’s fantastic to see GM invest in their Engineering Centre in Oshawa, transforming it into a leading hub for connected vehicle and green technologies. This is a boost to both our automotive and information and communications technology sectors, and a true testament to our highly skilled workforce,” said Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, “Ontario is already a global leader when it comes to the talent and skills of our workforce, which makes us a perfect choice for this investment.”