Snowflake Expands Canadian Footprint with Opening of New Toronto Office

Snowflake’s new Canadian headquarters in Toronto, ON
Photo credit: Snowflake / Ei Photography Inc.

Toronto, Canada – April 16, 2024 – Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW), the Data Cloud company, today announced its Toronto office expansion and relocation, a move that supports the company’s strategic growth in the Canadian market and growing headcount. Located in the heart of the city’s business and technology core, Snowflake’s new Toronto office will serve as the company’s Canadian headquarters, occupying an expansive 52,000 square feet at 16 York Street.  

Snowflake first landed in Canada in 2022, making Toronto home to one of the company’s five global Snowflake Engineering Hubs. As part of the company’s growth strategy, Snowflake Canada is on track to double its team in 2024 and further build out its Canadian presence. Snowflake’s Toronto office is continuing to hire for positions across engineering, sales, and more as the organization scales to meet increasing demand from customers.

Snowflake Canada’s expanding footprint follows the Data Cloud company’s exponential growth worldwide, with Snowflake announcing that it now has over 7,000 global employees, more than 45 global offices, and that it serves over 9,400 total customers as of January 31, 2024. Canadian customers include Alberta Health Services, eSentire, Sanofi, and more.

“The AI revolution has caused every organization’s data to become that much more imperative seemingly overnight, and businesses across Canada are looking for ways to harness their enterprise data with generative AI to drive impact,” said Shannon Katschilo, Country Manager of Canada, Snowflake. “At Snowflake Canada we are at the heart of this, helping customers not only build strong data foundations, but leverage leading AI innovations like Snowflake Cortex so they can seamlessly bring AI solutions to their data, all within Snowflake’s security and governance boundary.”

“Snowflake’s new Toronto office marks a pivotal moment for Snowflake Canada as we continue on the path of exponential growth, driven by our exceptional team and customer-first innovations,” said Qaiser Habib, Head of Canada Engineering, Snowflake. “The new space reaffirms our commitment to the Canadian market and will enable us to accommodate our expanding workforce dedicated to advancing cutting-edge technologies including the Snowflake Native App Framework, which empowers developers to build, monetize, and deploy industry-first apps in the Data Cloud so they can create LLM-powered apps at scale.”

Snowflake Canada’s new Toronto office, which has more than doubled in size from the previous location, reflects the evolving needs of the workforce and promotes increased collaboration and productivity with an open seating floor plan where multidisciplinary teams and individuals from all areas of the organization share workspaces. Infused with natural light, the office features dedicated collaboration spaces, including focus rooms and open living room style areas designed to embody Snowflake’s mission to foster innovation, with a nod to Canadian culture, and design elements that play on the company’s founding story of being born on the ski slopes.

Snowflake Invests in Toronto and the Canadian Economy
Snowflake Canada is committed to investing in Toronto and the world-class talent pool that calls this region home. In addition, it is focused on cultivating strong relationships with the community, local universities, and more across the region to nurture innovation. Snowflake Canada is proud to partner with key organizations such as Canada Learning Code and BrainStation through volunteer opportunities, contributing to the growth and development of the local technology community.

Driving Innovation for Canadian Companies, and Beyond
The Snowflake Toronto office is focused on creating industry-first innovations that usher in a new era of data collaboration, including the Snowflake Native App Framework (general availability on AWS), which enables developers to build and test Snowflake Native Apps and make them available for customers to install directly from Snowflake Marketplace. Canadian companies including Bond Brand Loyalty, Maxa, and more are embracing this new application type and unlocking entirely new revenue streams with Snowflake, monetizing their apps to thousands of organizations globally across the Data Cloud ecosystem.

To mark the grand opening, Snowflake will host a celebration on April 16, 2024 at the new space with Canadian leaders including The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario; Olivia Chow, Mayor of Toronto; The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade; Stephen Lund, CEO of Toronto Global; members of Snowflake’s founding team including Benoit Dageville, Co-Founder and President of Product, Thierry Cruanes, Co-Founder; and the Snowflake Canada leadership team including Shannon Katschilo and Qaiser Habib

Additional Comments on the News:
“We are so thrilled to have Snowflake as part of our province’s growing tech ecosystem. Their expansion represents not just a vote of confidence in Ontario’s world-class colleges, universities and skilled workforce, but also signals significant opportunities ahead for job creation and growth in our tech industry,” said The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario.

“Snowflake’s commitment to expanding its Toronto headquarters is a vote of confidence in Ontario’s AI landscape,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “As they triple their Toronto footprint over the next three years, our government celebrates Snowflake’s commitment to their talented employees and for being a key player in driving innovation and new advances in our province’s tech ecosystem.”

“Congratulations to Snowflake on the opening of their new Toronto office. Snowflake’s choice to grow its Canadian headquarters in Toronto speaks volumes about the talent and resources available in our city and we welcome Snowflake’s continued contributions to our vibrant tech community,” said Mayor of Toronto, Olivia Chow. 

“Toronto Global is committed to supporting international companies like Snowflake in navigating the Canadian market and providing the resources needed to thrive. We look forward to continued collaboration as the company expands its business and headcount in Toronto.” Stephen Lund, CEO, Toronto Global.

About Snowflake
Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, power data applications, and execute diverse AI/ML and analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across many industries, including 691 of the 2023 Forbes Global 2000 (G2K) as of January 31, 2024, use Snowflake Data Cloud to power their businesses. Learn more at

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