All eyes on Mississauga as global tech companies continue to invest in the city – City of Mississauga
Mississauga is gaining global attention in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector with a growing number of international investments, including Cognizant, HCL Technologies and Infosys.
âMississauga is located at the center of North America’s second largest technology cluster and the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor, and has become a leading Canadian city for innovative and technology-driven businesses,â said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. âTechnology companies are drawn 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; A 50,000 square foot regional technology and service delivery center opened in 2018 which includes training rooms, a digital lab and co-innovation space for customers and has since continued to expand.
âMississauga is an important hub for Cognizant’s Canadian operations, and we are proud to be a long-time member of the community,â said Jay MacIsaac, Global Delivery Center Manager and Atlantic Canada Regional Manager, Cognizant . âIt is a dynamic market with leading technological talents and academic institutions, as well as the headquarters of many of our major clients in the banking, insurance and sales sectors. by retail. Since opening our delivery center, we have continued to expand, occupying nearly 100,000 square feet of office space and creating well beyond our initial 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 HCL centers in Canada, home to co-innovation labs for clients to imagine, collaborate, develop and deliver futuristic solutions through next generation technologies in their transformation journeys. business. HCL plans to create 2,000 new job opportunities across Canada over the next three years, engaging Canada’s diverse and highly skilled local talent to serve its global clients.
âHCL is a global IT leader who chose Mississauga for the potential to tap into a diverse community, skilled talent base and academic institutions,â said Joelien Jose, Executive Vice President, Country Head – HCL Canada. âIn addition, Mississauga is well centered in the Greater Toronto Area, very well connected and is 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 in Mississauga, which provides research and development and engineering services to clients across North America. 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.
âGlobal technology companies landing in Mississauga are welcomed into a conducive business environment with the assistance of the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) taking a partnership-for-business approach,â said Bonnie Brown, Director of the Economic Development Office âWith 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 advancements in Mississauga’s ICT sector, visit thefutureisunlimited.ca/industries/ict.
Mississauga is at the heart of Canada’s innovation and technology activity and continues to attract the brightest minds and cutting-edge companies. From start-ups to international companies, Mississauga has the support, resources and community to cultivate growth, success and global impacts within the industry.
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City of Mississauga
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