Indian multinational IT consulting firm Infosys plans to double its headcount in Canada to over 4,000 employees in the next 12-18 months.
Speaking at the annual Invest India Conference, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani said Canada is an important country for Infosys with 2,000 employees across offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
“And, the idea is to double it to over 4,000 in the next 12-18 months. We work with Canadian clients, we work with clients in the US from Canada. We also have great relationships with universities in Canada,” he added.
Nilekani pointed out that Canada is a great centre for artificial intelligence (AI) and University of Toronto and Montreal are big centres for the new-age technology.
“So, I think there’s a lot of potential on the business side as well as the academic side for Indo-Canadian collaboration,” he added.
Infosys has over 240,000 employees worldwide.