Infosys, which supplies digital services including supply chain management, AI and blockchain, is expanding its operations in Calgary. The company will add 500 jobs in Calgary as part of its commitment to double its Canadian workforce to 4,000 employees by 2023.
The expansion was announced at a news conference by Ravi Kumar, president of Infosys; Alberta premier Jason Kenney; Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi; Mary Moran, president and CEO of Calgary Economic Development; and, David Knight Legg, CEO of Invest Alberta Corporation.
“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 pool of talent that the economic downturn of Covid-19 has impacted. We will tap into this talent and offer critical skills and opportunities that will build on the city’s economic strengths,” said Kumar.
Since 2017, Infosys expanded across North America, hiring 13,000 workers across its six Technology and Innovation Centers in the U.S. In the last two years, Infosys has created 2,000 jobs in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, with plans for further expansion across the country.
Infosys currently has fewer than 10 employees in Calgary. The Calgary expansion enables Infosys to scale work with clients in Canada, the Central U.S. and Pacific Northwest across natural resources, energy, media, retail and communications.
Infosys will hire tech talent from 14 educational institutions in Canada, including the University of Calgary, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and University of Alberta to build a strong pipeline to expand the skills needed to accelerate digital transformation. Through its ReSkill and ReStart program, Infosys provides reskilling pathways to address workforce development needs.
“Digital transformation and preparing the workforce of tomorrow is a primary focus for SAIT. It is important to have leading companies like Infosys that have a strong commitment to developing talent locally and offer career paths for graduates,” said Dr. David Ross, president and CEO, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
“When I first met Infosys five years ago and then again with Mayor Nenshi in 2017, I was certain that Infosys, as a global company that is committed to building local ecosystems and community, would be a game-changer to propel Calgary’s growing tech ecosystem to new levels,” said Moran.
“We are embracing digital transformation in Calgary and Infosys can support companies on their digital journey as they address global challenges like cleaner energy, safe and secure food supplies, safer and more efficient transportation and logistics and better health solutions.”
Infosys received a Best Place to Work in Canada – Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award and is recognized as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute across North America, APAC and Europe.