Tech Vibes confirmed yesterday that Facebook is set to open a brand new office in Coal Harbour this month and employ over 150 people!  Great news for the local Technology Sector! Here is the article as posted on

Facebook Bypasses Gastown and Yaletown to Open Vancouver Office in Coal Harbour

Posted by Rob Lewis yesterday

In March Techvibes reported that Facebook is setting up an office in Vancouver. We’ve recently learned that it won’t be in either of the more trational tech hubs of Gastown or Yaletown.

The world’s largest social network is recruiting up to 150 staff, mostly software engineers, to fill the office, which is slated to open this month.

According to Facebook, the office will serve as a training ground for recent software engineering graduates seeking full-time employment within the company.

Techvibes has confirmed that Facebook has signed a three-year lease on a 20,000 square foot space at 1555 West Pender (Pender and Georgia) in Coal Harbour. The location was previously occcupied by Kassian Architecture.

According to Colliers’ Matthew Carlson, “This is fantastic news for Vancouver. When major companies from San Francisco like Salesforce, Lucasfilm, and Facebook set up offices, it confirms that our technology community is doing all the right things.”

While Facebook has deemed this Vancovuer office as “temporary” with a one year life span, the three-year lease may indicate otherwise.

See the original article here.