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Ontario Construction News staff writer
Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting will establish a new digital development centre at its largest Canadian office in Mississauga, creating an estimated 500 high quality jobs over the next three years.
The 50,000 square foot facility will be a centre for training, upskilling and reskilling employees in technologies that the company says will help Canadian businesses accelerate their digital transformations.
In the Toronto area the target is businesses in the financial services, healthcare, communications, retail, and natural resources sectors. Artificial intelligence, data science, automation, and machine learning are the core capabilities that this centre would nurture and expand.
“We are proud to power digital Canada through the skills of the future and do our part in supporting post-pandemic economic recovery. 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 Infosys president Ravi Kumar.
“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.”
Demand for training, re-skilling, and learning by employers has been surging and, Infosys plans to double its Canadian workforce to 4,000 employees by 2023 with the digital development centre playing a key role in this expansion.
“Ontario’s deep talent pool, cutting edge innovation ecosystem, and competitive business costs make our province an ideal place for investment,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “We thank Infosys for investing in Ontario’s post-pandemic recovery by developing this global competency hub, tapping local talent, and partnering with local academic institutions to help develop a skilled workforce that will deliver new solutions, and, in turn, help other businesses thrive and grow.”
While the digital development centre is the first-of-its-kind in Canada for Infosys, based on the proven model of six similar digital centres in the U.S.
“We are thrilled that Infosys has chosen to invest in Mississauga and has committed to bringing hundreds of jobs along with training opportunities to our local workforce,” said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This announcement is a testament to the talent we have in Mississauga as well as our world-class ICT sector, which is one of the largest in the country.”