Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, announced today it will bring 500 jobs to Calgary as part of its commitment to double its Canadian workforce to 4,000 employees by 2023.
Infosys currently has fewer than 10 employees in Calgary.
The expansion was announced at a news conference by Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, along with Mary Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Economic Development, and David Knight Legg, CEO, 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 Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys.
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.
“When I first met Infosys 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 Mary Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Economic Development. “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 will hire tech talent from 14 educational institutions in Canada, including 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.