Salesforce, the CRM provider with its headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Europe and Asia, has announced its plans to invest $2 billion over the next 5 years to fuel the growth of its Canadian business.

As part of this major investment, Salesforce plans to increase its headcount, real estate footprint and data center capacity to support its rapidly growing customer base in the country.

“Canada is one of the most exciting investment opportunities for Salesforce and we are thrilled to commit $2B over the next five years to fuel future growth,” said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce. “As the world’s fastest growing top 5 software company, we look forward to a great partnership and to expanding our employees, customers and innovation in Canada.”

Air Canada, Husky Energy, TD Bank

Salesforce Canada currently counts more than 1,300 local employees. The company would also be one of the fastest growing companies among the three largest enterprise software vendors in the region according to Gartner’s latest worldwide ‘All Software Markets’ market share report, based on 2016 total software revenue.

More than 6,000 Canadian companies – including Air Canada, Husky Energy, Loblaws, Manulife, Roots, TD Bank and TELUS – are using Salesforce to connect with their customers in new ways across sales, service, marketing, commerce and more.

Salesforce committed to fueling its growth and innovation in Canada in advance of a meeting with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. The Canadian Prime Minister will visit Salesforce for a roundtable with Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and other business leaders on the importance of diversity and equality, following conversations at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month.

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