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tech centre

The world’s largest technology companies call Canada home. With access to highly skilled Canadian talent, industry expertise, a strong R&D culture and tech ecosystems in major cities, Canada is a prime technology destination. There are programs to support talent attraction, including fast-tracking visas for international talent in fields like computer programming and software engineering.

Canada offers the best conditions for global tech companies to thrive, with low business costs, easy access to global markets and government initiatives to strengthen innovation.

Canadian technology leadership

Software

Software companies operating in Canada get outstanding access to highly skilled workers. With a strong focus on science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), Canadian research institutions and professionals are fuelling growth and innovation in the competitive global software market.

Cybersecurity

Canada is one of the world’s largest cybersecurity innovation hubs and among the top countries in preparedness for cyber attacks. Canada has a national cybersecurity strategy and launched a Cyber Security Innovation Network in 2021.

Artificial intelligence (AI)

Global companies with a Canadian presence are taking part in AI hubs across Canada, giving them access to some of the world’s brightest minds in AI. The national AI Strategy is driving growth in the industry through government investments in AI and skills development, support for a national research community, and connecting nodes of scientific excellence in Canada’s major centres for AI.

Ocean technology

Canada has the world’s longest coastline and a thriving ocean tech sector, making it a natural choice for global investment in ocean technology. The Ocean Cluster combines the strengths of a wide range of industries operating in Canada’s three oceans – Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific. These industries include fishery, aquaculture, bioresources, offshore resources, marine renewables, defence, shipping and ocean technology. This partnership between industry, government and research institutions is accelerating the development and commercialization of globally relevant ocean solutions.

Making waves globally: Canada’s ocean tech economy

How we help

Invest in Canada provides personalized services to global technology companies. We help identify opportunities and incentives, and we connect you with the right people to support your growth plans.

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Recent investments

Tata Consultancy Services

Type of investment
Information technology delivery centre
Total invested
$5.7 million
Total jobs
100
Source country
India
Location
Montréal, QC

Mphasis

Type of investment
Expanding operations in Canada for development of quantum technologies
Total jobs
500 to 1,000
Source country
India
Location
Calgary, AB

IBM

Type of investment
Opening an IBM Client Innovation Centre
Total jobs
250
Source country
United States
Location
Calgary, AB

Amazon

Type of investment
New pickup depot at Iqaluit airport
Source country
United States
Location
Iqaluit, NU

Accenture

Type of investment
Intelligent operations centre
Total invested
$12.4 million
Total jobs
100
Source country
Ireland
Location
St. Catharines, ON

Kyndryl

Type of investment
Technology services centre
Total invested
$5.7 million
Total jobs
100
Source country
United States
Location
Montréal, QC

Klarna

Type of investment
North American product development and tech hub
Total invested
$20.3 million
Total jobs
38
Source country
Sweden
Location
Toronto, ON

HCL Technologies

Type of investment
New Digital Acceleration Centre
Total jobs
350
Source country
India
Location
Mississauga, ON

BusPatrol

Type of investment
New office and R&D centre
Total invested
$184.1 million
Total jobs
150
Source country
United States
Location
Montréal, QC

Brex

Type of investment
Software engineering and customer support office
Total invested
$32.7 million
Total jobs
40
Source country
United States
Location
Vancouver, BC

Avanade

Type of investment
Launch of a new engineering hub
Total jobs
300
Source country
Ireland
Location
Halifax, NS

Chime Bank

Type of investment
Canadian office
Total invested
$3.8 million
Total jobs
20
Source country
United States
Location
Vancouver, BC

NASDAQ

Type of investment
Acquisition of Verafin
Total invested
$3.6 billion
Source country
United States
Location
St. John’s, NL

Mastercard

Type of investment
Global Intelligence and Cyber Centre
Total invested
$663.5 million
Total jobs
380
Source country
United States
Location
Vancouver, BC

Infosys Technologies

Type of investment
Expanding operations in Canada
Total invested
$7 million
Total jobs
500
Source country
India
Location
Calgary, AB

Virtusa

Type of investment
New expansion into Canada
Total jobs
180
Source country
United States
Location
Halifax, NS

Ubisoft

Type of investment
New production studio, accelerator and training programs
Total invested
$950 million
Total jobs
250
Source country
France
Location
Sherbrooke, QC and Winnipeg, MB

Netflix

Type of investment
New Canadian corporate headquarters
Total invested
$5.5 million
Total jobs
13
Source country
United States
Location
Toronto, ON

Xero Limited

Type of investment
North American hub for product development and technology innovation
Total invested
$89.1 million
Total jobs
123
Source country
New Zealand
Location
Toronto, ON

Google

Type of investment
Expansion and new offices
Total invested
$327.7 million
Total jobs
3,500
Source country
United States
Location
Montréal, QC; Toronto, ON; Waterloo, ON