Infosys to double Canadian workforce to 4,000 by 2023
Published: Mar 04, 2021
By TIOLCORPLAWS News Service
CALGARY, MAR 04, 2021: INDIA'S second largest IT services major Infosys has committed to creating 500 jobs in Calgary over the next three years, doubling its Canadian workforce to 4,000 employees by 2023.
The expansion was announced by Alberta Premier Mr Jason Kenney, Calgary Mayor Mr Naheed Nenshi, along with Mr Ravi Kumar, President of Infosys.
"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," said Mr Kumar.
The Calgary expansion will enable Infosys to scale work with clients in western Canada, Pacific Northwest, and Central US across various industries, including natural resources, energy, media, retail and communications.
The company will hire tech talent from 14 premiere universities across the country to build a strong pipeline to expand the skills needed to accelerate digital transformation.
"We are pleased to see Infosys' continued growth in this region and their commitment to bringing 500 skilled jobs along with upskilling opportunities for our local workforce. This announcement is a testament to the talent and opportunity that exists in Alberta as we continue our progress towards economic recovery and growth," stated Alberta Premier Mr Jason Kenney.
Over the last two years, Infosys has created 2,000 jobs across Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal, with plans for further expansion across the country.