Bengaluru headquartered information technology (IT) services major Infosys has announced that it will add 500 jobs in Calgary over the next three years, and increase its Canadian workforce to 4,000 by 2023.
“We are thrilled to expand our presence in Canada and advance our commitment to hiring top tech talent across major hubs. Calgary is a natural next step as part of our Canadian expansion and represents a significant and promising market for Infosys. The city is home to a thriving talent pool that the Covid-related economic downturn has impacted. We will tap into this talent and offer skills and opportunities that will build on the city’s economic strengths,” Ravi Kumar, president, Infosys, said.
In the past two years, Infosys claims to have created 2,000 jobs across Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal, with plans for further expansion across the country.
The Calgary expansion will enable Infosys to scale work with clients in western Canada, Pacific northwest, and the central United States regions across various industries, including natural resources, energy, media, retail, and communications, a statement said.
The company will hire technology talent from fourteen educational institutions across the country, including the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and Waterloo.
Infosys aims to build a strong pipeline to accelerate digital transformation. Last month, it announced plans to expand its Retirement Services Center of Excellence (COE) in Pennsylvania, United States. As part of the effort, Infosys aims to create 300 jobs for local workers across roles in technology and digital services, as well as client administration and operations.