Mphasis comes to Calgary to create up to 1,000 tech jobs

India’s IT solution provider Mphasis has announced the plan for setting up new headquarters in Calgary, Canada, and with this move will create 1,000 new tech jobs in the next two years. For this plan to be accomplished Mphasis has reached a public-private partnership with the Government of Alberta and The University of Calgary.

With this partnership, the trio is planning to boost the development of a quantum computing ecosystem in Calgary and greatly improve the province’s tech sector and diversify Calgary’s economy beyond the oil and gas sector.

“We are delighted that this collaboration will elevate Mphasis’ expansion of its operations in Canada, while promoting [Alberta’s] position as a global hub for next-generation technology, including quantum computing,”

Nitin Rakesh, Mphasis’ executive director, and CEO.

Mphasis already has a presence in Canada with its Mississauga offices that take part in its North American operations. This deal will see the creation and establishment of the Quantum City Centre of Excellence that will be focused on the commercial development of quantum technology, and will also aim to strengthen the University of Calgary’s innovation ecosystem.

With this partnership, the University of Calgary is planning to start its work to develop experimental learning programs by using the Mphasis platform.

Calgary’s mayor Naheed Nenshi, said that they undertook a mission to India managed to persuade Mphasis to choose their city to be the place they will invest in and added that this decision improved Calgary’s reputation and global recognition as a place where technology ecosystems can be created.

“This is the start of something big. Quantum technologies often sound like science fiction today, but they will sound like pay cheques tomorrow.”

Ed McCauley, president of the University of Calgary

With this investment, Mphasis is the second Indian company that decided to step into Canada’s Calgary in the last few months and will join Infosys.

In a move that was supported by Calgary Economic Development and also the Invest Alberta Corporation. In March, the international digital services and consulting company said that it has a plan to employ around 500 people in Calgary in the next three years and double its Canadian presence.

Currently, in Canada, many companies are working on quantum technology, most notably perhaps D-Wave and Xanadu.