Bengaluru headquartered IT services company Infosys has announced setting up a new digital development centre in Mississauga, Canada. The centre will hire graduates from over 14 local post-secondary educational institutions to build a pipeline of tech talent.
The centre will create 500 high quality jobs in the Toronto region over the next three years, Infosys said in a statement.
The digital development centre spanning 50,000 square feet, will train, upskill, and reskill employees in the technologies needed to help Canadian businesses accelerate their digital transformation. It will also enable Infosys to better collaborate with clients to develop cross-functional solutions to pressing business challenges.
Infosys, in the Toronto Region, currently serves businesses in the financial services, healthcare, communication, retail, and natural resources sectors. Artificial Intelligence, data science, automation, and machine learning are the core capabilities that this centre would nurture and expand, Infosys said.
The announcement comes in addition to the company’s earlier announcement to add 500 jobs at Calgary, Canada, over the next three years. The company will double its workforce in Canada to 4,000 employees by 2023.
“The Toronto Region met all of our criteria when deciding where to set up the digital development centre, create new jobs and scale our business offerings,” said Ravi Kumar, president, Infosys in a statement.
He further added, “Talent and high-tech know-how are in abundance, there is a real aptitude for new workplace development strategies, and many of our clients are based here. Even better, this will enable us to be part of an ecosystem that reaches across the region, linking the private sector with innovative research and learning institutions in Canada.”
While the digital development centre is the first-of-its-kind in Canada for Infosys, the company believes it is based on a proven model of six similar digital centres in the US which hire from local colleges and provide training and digital career paths.
Infosys said it has seen exponential growth in Canada and is firmly committed to strengthening its presence and hiring top tech talent across major hubs. Within the last two years, Infosys has created thousands of jobs across Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, and most recently, Calgary.