Ontario Information technology Sector

IT companies thrive here

Are you looking for a highly educated and talented workforce? Lower labour costs? A broad ecosystem for innovation and R&D? You’ll find them all here in Ontario

Who’s here?

World leaders in big data and cloud computing, data centres, microelectronics, digital media, security encryption, mobile gaming, mobile payments, wireless, telecom and networks and seven of the 10 largest tech companies in the world conduct R&D in Ontario.

From A to Z . . .

20,000 IT companies operate here, including:

Alcatel-Lucent, Agfa Graphics, AMD, Avaya, Bell, bitHeads, BlackBerry , Blammo Games, Celestica, Christie Digital, CGI, COMDEV , DragonWave, Ciena, Cisco, Cogeco, Crosscliq, Brightspace (Desire2Learn), Dell, Digital Extremes, Don River , Ericsson, Facebook, G4S, Gameloft, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Google, Huawei, HP , IBM, IMAX, Intel, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, Interac, Microsoft, MIS Electronics, Mitel, Nokia, Open Text, Oracle, Parametric, Siemens, QA Consultants, QNX, Redknee, Rockstar , Rogers, Ross Video, Sandvine, SAP , SAS, SecureKey , Shopify , SMTC, Square, Tledyne DALSA, Telesat, TELUS, Transgaming, Twitter , Ubisoft, ViXS, Xerox, XMG Studio, Wipro, Wip We are and Zycom. In addition three key productions areas are less costly in Canada than other countries. Versus the U.S. , software design is 22.1% less, electronics systems testing is 27.7% less and electronics assembly is 9.2% less.

Software Design

A concentration of world-renowned research institutes

One of the great advantages of doing IT in Ontario is access to some of the top researchers and institutes, who work collaboratively with businesses on innovative solutions.

An R&D hotspot

Major corporations such as Cisco, IBM and Xerox have set up major research centres here.

Select Ontario IT research centres and institutes

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