Montréal, Québec, Canada — August 13, 2020 — Slalom, the modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation, today announced the launch of its office in Montréal. With offices in Toronto & Vancouver, Slalom’s first French-speaking office will be led by General Manager Lionel Pimpin, a passionate leader who’s looking forward to driving the local economy and growing jobs in Québec and across Eastern Canada.
Under Lionel’s leadership, Slalom aspires to bring together the best team in Montréal and become one of the leading consulting and technology partners across the entire region of Eastern Canada. By the end of 2020, the Slalom Montréal team will be forty people strong. Within five years, the team is projected to reach 200+ consultants.
Slalom was awarded a $504,405 grant from Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (Government of Quebec) to support its hiring and training initiatives while also investing in skills development to drive innovation and contribute to the economic growth in Quebec. These funds will go towards training up to 80 new roles in the next 2 years.
“Jobs in the field of new technologies are very much in demand. These are quality jobs that are well paid and require skilled labour. Your government is relaunching Québec’s economy by supporting skill development through the continuous training of our workers, particularly in high-tech fields such as ICTs,” said Jean Boulet, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region.
“Expanding into Montréal gives us the opportunity to empower Québec employees and organizations to develop their full potential through delivering modern technologies,” says Lionel. “Montréal is a city with many cultures and two official languages—French and English. To succeed, you need to understand and respect the unique language, culture, and geography of Montréal, which Slalom does.”
Montréal has come to the forefront of the technology industry in Canada and become a hub for artificial intelligence research and innovation. Slalom wants to help fuel this economic growth and innovation, ensuring Québec is recognized as a leader in the digital economy on a global level.
“Over the past few months, we had the pleasure of supporting the Slalom team to make the opening of this new office in Montréal a reality. It shows to what extent, despite the pandemic, the Greater Montréal region is a destination of choice for businesses from around the world. Montréal International accompanied a record value of foreign investment in the first half of the year,” said Stéphane Paquet, CEO of Montréal International, Greater Montréal’s investment promotion agency.
"Slalom is focused on bringing modern technology solutions to clients to enable digital transformation across business advisory services to leading edge cloud and analytics solutions. We are excited to expand our ability to deliver across Eastern Canada,” says Wayne Ingram, Canada Country Managing Director, Slalom. “It was critical for Slalom to build a local presence to support our client base. With established clients in Montréal, we have empowered many industries including Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing and Telecom, which enables us to build deep relationships with our customers and our partners including Salesforce, AWS, Microsoft and Google.
“The transformation of financial services demands an increased use of new technologies such as cloud computing and data analytics. Slalom’s global expertise and local presence in Montréal makes them an ideal partner in the implementation of our new cloud assets” says Alain Goffi, Vice President, IT Transformation Leader – National Bank of Canada.