Global tech giant Infosys announced its digital centre will create 1,000 new Calgary jobs as part of its commitment to grow its Canadian workforce to 8,000 employees by 2024. The digital services and consulting firm doubled its jobs creation commitment from when it first announced its Calgary expansion in 2021.
“We chose to open in Calgary because it is a center of tech excellence with rich IT talent and a strategic location that enables us to scale work with clients across key industries, such as energy, natural resources and agriculture,” said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys.
“Calgary’s IT innovation potential is unlimited, and we are delighted to be a part of its future.”
With a commitment to innovation outlined in its economic strategy, Calgary in the New Economy, the city is a fast-growing tech hub recognized as a top tech talent city and job market in North America. The Infosys Digital Centre will help expand Calgary’s innovation ecosystem by providing tech training to Infosys and client employees to accelerate digital transformation.
“Infosys’ choice to establish Calgary as a major technology centre is a big moment for our city and further demonstrates our city as a prime destination for the world’s leading technology companies,” said Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek.
Alberta is home to more than 3,000 privately held technology companies, a 233 per cent increase since 2012. The majority – 58 per cent – are located in Calgary.
“Thanks to Alberta’s Recovery Plan and our government’s relentless pursuit of economic growth, Alberta’s economy is more diverse than ever before, attracting new investments, and creating new jobs in exciting new sectors,” said Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
In addition to its dedicated learning facilities within the centre for employees, Infosys will collaborate with Alberta’s post-secondary institutions to provide local talent with the latest digital skills training, research and career mentorship.
“Infosys could have chosen any place in Canada for this new Digital Centre, but they selected Calgary to tap into our pool of tech talent and to form partnerships with our educational institutions,” said Tanya Fir, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Government of Alberta. “Infosys will be training the next generation of technology innovators and business leaders right here in our province.”
The Infosys Digital Centre is located in downtown Calgary in Gulf Canada Square.
“The opening of the Infosys Digital Centre in the heart of our city shows that Calgary is recognized as a top tech location where bright minds and big ideas come together from around the world to help solve global challenges and make the extraordinary happen,” said Brad Parry, President and CEO, Calgary Economic Development.
Infosys was certified as a Great Place to Work® in Canada for 2022.
For more information on the Infosys Digital Centre, access their website and press release. To explore exciting opportunities in Calgary’s tech scene, visit Live Tech, Love Life.