Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced plans to open a new 9,500 square foot information technology (IT) delivery centre in Montréal and hire at least 500 people in the city in the coming years.
TCS Canada intends to hire 100 people immediately, and more than 500 over the next three years. Once complete, the move will triple the company’s Montréal headcount. As part of the expansion, TCS Canada aims to launch its K-12 science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) program, Ignite My Future in School, in the city.
Construction on the new hub is underway and expected to conclude in April.
TCS is a global, India-based IT services, consulting, and business solutions company with significant operations in Canada. TCS Canada currently employs over 5,500 people in the country between its Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, Regina, and Vancouver offices.
“With its wealth of talent, artificial intelligence research ecosystem and reputation as a digital innovation hub, Montréal is the perfect place for us to expand,” said Soumen Roy, executive director and country head of TCS Canada. “The new centre will help us serve our customers better, recruit and develop the best local talent, and invest in the community.”
Construction on the new centre, which will be located in downtown Montréal, is already underway and expected to conclude in April.
The new facility will offer services and solutions related to cloud computing, advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). TCS Canada plans to use the hub to support new and existing clients in the transportation, retail, and financial services industry verticals.
TCS isn’t the only global company looking to expand its presence in Montréal this year. Enterprise software firm SAP Canada recently announced plans to open a new 65,000 square foot office in the city, aiming to bring its headcount in the city to 1,000 with 30 new hires.