Lululemon announced today that it will create over 2,600 new jobs in Vancouver over the next five years. The expansion of lululemon’s global headquarters in its hometown promises to significantly boost British Columbia’s prosperity.
With its British Columbia origins, Lululemon has employed and continues to employ thousands of Canadians, while bringing people with unique skill sets from abroad to the province, fuelling Canada’s innovation engine.
This expansion project will benefit from the collaboration of the federal and provincial governments after being recognized as a significant investment project under the Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement. This recognition allows the company to further welcome international talent in a variety of high-skilled occupations.
Lululemon’s expansion, including the growth of its store support centres and global training centres, will create significant employment growth and knowledge transfer over the next several years, fast-tracking the benefits the project will have for British Columbia and the rest of Canada.
“We applaud lululemon’s decision to significantly expand their global headquarters in Vancouver. lululemon’s continued success serves as a testament to Vancouver’s status as a global hub for creativity and innovation. This announcement marks an exciting step forward for our city’s economic future, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact for years to come,” commented Ken Sim, Mayor of Vancouver.
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