HCL opens tech centre in Canada, plans to hire 2000 staffs

HCL Technologies

Noida, India, and Ontario, Canada: HCL Technologies, one of India’s global technology company has opened its tech centre in Ontario, Canada.

With this new tech centre, the company aims to serve not only global clients but also tap Canadian enterprises. It announced plans to hire 2000 employees in the next three years and strengthen its workforce in Canada.

With a 350 seating capacity, the Mississauga centre will be one of the largest centres for HCL in Canada. It will house co-innovation labs for customers to ideate, collaborate, develop and deliver futuristic solutions for clients’ business transformation efforts.

The new tech centre will focus on digital acceleration and serve as the company’s new global delivery centre (GDC). It will deliver advanced technology solutions to global clients and help in their digital transformation initiatives.

HCL will provide next-gen services including digital and analytics solutions, cloud consulting and migration, cybersecurity, IT infrastructure and application services. The new centre further mark’s company investment initiatives in Canada to build innovation and delivery capabilities and increase its workforce.

The move is part of HCL’s investment and growth plans in Canada, which started in early 2000. First, it opened an office in Toronto in 2009 and then launched the first GDC in New Brunswick in 2019. It planned the expansion of offices in British Columbia and Alberta. Today, HCL employs more than 1,100 people in Canada.

“From our newest centre, clients can experience a whole new world of technological innovation enabled by leading-edge immersive technologies, HCL’s best in class Intellectual property solutions and a unique design thinking approach to some of the most complex problems of Canadian enterprises,” said Joelien Jose, EVP and Country Head – Canada.

HCL said it plans to create 2,000 new opportunities in Canada in the next three years leveraging and engaging the country’s diverse and highly skilled local talent.

“We are very excited to continue expanding our operations in Canada with our largest centre yet in the country. The new Global Delivery Center in Mississauga provides an opportunity for HCL Technologies to expand our best-in-class digital innovation in Canada,” said Jagadeshwar Gattu, Senior Corporate VP – HCL Technologies.

“It will support our global clients while creating great IT industry job opportunities in this community. We look forward to more growth and opportunities in Canada in the coming months,” added Gattu.

Nearly 40% of Canadian SMEs plan to invest in technology in 2021 and overall the IT sector is projected to grow by 2.2% in 2021, according to the 2021 Economic Outlook Canada report by Business Development Bank of Canada. Investment in technology, remote work and online sales will continue to be important trends for the progression and growth of Canadian SMEs in 2021.

“The announcement of new, highly skilled jobs in the technology industry for Canadians is always good news,” said Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario.

“I’m thrilled to see such investment and job creation from global leaders like HCL Technologies right here in Ontario. This new facility will strengthen our economy and workforce, while supporting industries nation-wide,” added Ford.

“Ontario’s deep talent pool, cutting edge innovation ecosystem, and competitive business costs make our province an ideal place for investment,” said Vic Fedeli. Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

“We are proud that HCL selected Ontario as the home for their new facility. And it is a direct result of our government’s action to increase investment opportunities through virtual trade missions and position Ontario as a leader in innovation and technology,” added Fedeli.

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