General Motors of Canada is expected to announce 1,000 new engineering and research jobs in Ontario.
Details remain sketchy, with the company saying only that it will be making an important announcement at the its Canadian headquarters on Friday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne are expected to be on hand.
The reports say the new positions will eventually be spread out at a number of General Motors research and development facilities.
No word yet whether it will include the General Motors Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion at McMaster University’s Manufacturing Research Institute.
General Motors said in 2012 that it would spend $750 million on research and development by 2017 under a commitment to the federal and Ontario governments, which provided some of the money for a 2009 bailout of its U.S-based parent.
(with files from the Canadian Press)