HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology firm, has announced the opening of a Global Delivery Center (GDC) in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. The GDC will focus on technology areas in application development, support, testing, and servicing global clients.
HCL will draw on its 10-year track record of success in Canada to assist tech companies as they continue to grow in the digital age. With its first office opening in Toronto in 2009, HCL partnered with one of Canada’s largest railway companies. From there, HCL has worked with Fortune 500 and G2000 Canadian customers to develop frameworks, technologies, and processes that will help businesses succeed through phases of growth and transformation.
HCL has partnered with Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) in the planning and development of this growth. Opportunities New Brunswick provided guidance and resources for the GDC and future employees. Staffing will include a combination of relocating skilled workers and local hiring. The company anticipates the number of employees to grow to 300 over the next three years.
“This is a win-win for New Brunswick,” said Mary Wilson, Minister of Economic Development and Small Business and Minister responsible for Opportunities New Brunswick. “Population growth and economic development depend on each other. We need new jobs and new people to prosper and grow. HCL is bringing skilled newcomers and creating jobs for our New Brunswick-based graduates, both of which will help to strengthen our workforce and energize the private sector. Our Province welcomes HCL, their incredible team, and this exciting new growth.”
“The launch of this Global Delivery Center champions our next decade of growth in Canada and the region,” said Jagadeshwar Gattu, Corporate Vice President – Infrastructure Delivery, Americas at HCL “The area is a key one for HCL, and we have been extremely fortunate to have partners such as Opportunities New Brunswick; the Province of New Brunswick’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour (PETL); the Moncton Multicultural Association; and the City of Moncton to help manage this growth. We look forward to many more years of success.”
The expansion supports objectives set out in New Brunswick’s Population Growth Strategy, an economic and population growth plan that requires the collective efforts of the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
“We are taking a coordinated approach with our partners across government, including the City of Moncton and the Moncton Multicultural Association and local developers, to ensure a smooth transition for the company, their employees, and the larger community,” said Ernie Steeves, Minister of Finance, on behalf of Trevor Holder, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. “We are also working with onboarding experts to ensure that the needs of the community are communicated at each step.”
In support of this expansion, HCL is eligible for an investment of up to $6.26 million from Opportunities NB, a Crown corporation that seeks to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. The assistance will be delivered in the form of a payroll rebate, forgivable loan, and non-repayable contributions.