Moving yet another global move, Indian technology giant Infosys, a leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, has announced its expansion plans into the Canadian market with a new digital development centre at its largest Canadian office in Mississauga.
According to the tech giant, the move is likely to create as many as 500 high-quality jobs in the Toronto region over the next three years.
Spanning nearly 50,000 square feet and bringing significant investment from Infosys to Canada, this new digital development facility 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, communications, retail, and natural resources sectors.
Artificial intelligence, data science, automation, and machine learning are some of the core capabilities that this centre would nurture and expand. In response to surging demand for training, re-skilling, and learning by employers, Infosys previously committed to double its Canadian workforce to 4,000 employees by 2023.
The digital development centre will play a key role in this expansion and lead the building of digital capabilities and training for the next generation of IT talent to support Canadian businesses.
“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,” Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys said.
While the digital development centre is the first-of-its-kind in Canada for Infosys, it is based on the proven model of six similar digital centres in the US which hire from local colleges and provide training and digital career paths. Infosys' unique training and education infrastructure build a tech-savvy and agile workforce with the skills and experience that clients need to become fully digital businesses.
The launch of the new digital development centre was announced at the virtual Infosys Canada C-Suite Forum.