Infosys to create 500 new jobs in Calgary amid Canadian expansion
Infosys said that it will create 500 new jobs in Calgary, Alberta during the next three years to double its workforce in Canada to 4,000 employees by 2023.
The hiring is part of the Indian IT services company’s continued expansion across Canada.
The expansion in Calgary is expected to help Infosys to scale work with clients in Western Canada, Central US, and Pacific North West across multiple industries such as energy, natural resources, retail, media, and communications among others.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said: “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.”
Infosys said that in the last couple of years, it has generated 2,000 jobs in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Montreal.
The Indian IT services company plans to recruit tech talent from 14 educational institutions across Canada. These include the University of Calgary, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Alberta, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Waterloo.
Infosys said that it intends to develop a robust pipeline to expand the skills required for expediting digital transformation.
Ravi Kumar – President of Infosys said: “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.”
Last month, Infosys announced plans to expand its Retirement Services Center of Excellence in Pennsylvania by hiring 300 American workers.