Infosys announces digital development centre in Mississauga, 500 new jobs

26 August 2021 2 min. read
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Infosys, a Bengaluru, India-headquartered IT consultancy, has announced the opening of a new digital development centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

The 50,000 square-foot centre will focus on training, upskilling, and reskilling employees for enterprise digital transformation roles, and will create 500 new jobs in the GTA over the next three years. It will provide training in core areas including data science, AI, machine learning, and automation.

“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 Ravi Kumar, president, Infosys. "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.”

Infosys has six similar digital centres in the US which hire from local colleges and provide training and digital career paths. The Mississauga centre will source graduates from local universities and colleges – such as U of T and the University of Waterloo – to form the next generation of IT talent.

Infosys announces digital development centre in Mississauga, 500 new jobs

"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," said Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

The move is part of Infosys’ previous commitment to double its workforce in Canada to 4,000 people by 2023. The firm earlier this year announced 500 new jobs in Calgary by 2023.

Infosys was founded in 1981 and provides a wide array of management consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services to clients across industries. The firm has approximately 260,000 employees globally, and earlier this week became the fourth Indian company ever to breach US$100 billion in market capitalization.