All eyes on Mississauga as global tech companies continue to invest in the city
Posted: October 21, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. CDT|Update: 9 minutes ago
MISSISSAUGA, ON, 21 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Mississauga is attracting global attention in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector with a growing number of international investments, including Cognizant, HCL Technologies and Infosys.
“Mississauga is located in the center of the second largest technological pole of North America and the Toronto-Waterloo Technology Corridor, and has become a leading Canadian city for innovative and technology-driven businesses, said the Mayor Bonnie crombie. “Tech companies are attracted to Mississauga for its location, large talent pool and educated and diverse workforce. We are very pleased to see the investments of Cognizant, HCL Technologies and Infosys bringing hundreds of jobs as well as development opportunities to our local workforce. “
Recent investments and expansions in Mississauga in the ICT sector include:
Competent the first technology leader to invest in Mississauga; opened a 50,000 square foot regional technology and service delivery center in 2018 that includes training rooms, a digital lab and co-innovation space for customers and has since continued to expand.
“Mississauga is an important hub for Cognizant’s Canadian operations, and we are proud to be a long-standing member of the community, ”said Jay mac isaac, Country Manager, Global Delivery Centers and Atlantic Canada Regional Manager, Cognizant. “It is a dynamic market with leading technological talent and academic institutions, as well as many of our large clients in the banking, insurance and retail sectors. Since opening our delivery center, we have continued to expand, occupying nearly 100,000 square meters. feet of office space and the creation of well beyond our original target of 600 local jobs. We plan to employ approximately 1,000 people locally over the next two years. “
HCL Technologies opened a new state-of-the-art 350-seat global delivery center in Mississauga earlier this year. It is one of the largest centers of HCL in Canada, hosting co-innovation labs for clients to imagine, collaborate, develop and deliver futuristic solutions using next-generation technologies in their business transformation journeys. HCL plans to create 2,000 new job opportunities through Canada over the next three years, by committing from Canada diverse and highly skilled local talent to serve its global clients.
“HCL is a global IT leader who has chosen Mississauga for the potential to tap into a diverse community, a skilled talent base and academic institutions, ”said Joëlien José, Executive Vice President, Country Head – HCL Canada. “Besides, Mississauga is well centered in the Greater Toronto Area, very well connected and also home to many Fortune 500 companies which have been key considerations for our expansion. “
Infosys recently announced plans to create 500 new jobs in Mississauga over the next three years. The new hires will be concentrated in the company’s new digital development center, located at Mississauga, which offers customers through North America with capabilities to provide research and development and engineering services. In response to growing demand for training, retraining and apprenticeship from employers, Infosys plans to double its Canadian workforce to 4,000 employees by 2023.
“Global tech companies that are landing Mississauga are welcomed into a favorable business environment with the help of the City of Mississauga Economic Development Office (EDO) which takes a partnership approach for businesses, ”said Bonnie brown, Director, Economic Development Office. “With a dedicated team of business development professionals, EDO offers a variety of services to help businesses set up operations and make the right connections for success in the North American market. “
To learn more about the progress of Mississauga ICT sector, visit thefutureisunlimited.ca/industries/ict.
Mississauga is at the heart of from Canada innovation and technology activity and continues to attract the brightest minds and cutting-edge enterprises. From start-ups to scale-ups through international companies, Mississauga has the supports, resources and community to cultivate growth, success and global impacts within the industry.
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