Canada’s thriving IT and tech sector features Silicon Valley startups and homegrown Canadian companies alike. They have access to talented tech professionals from prestigious universities in Waterloo, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, which is now the third-largest tech hub in North America. Below, we offer a brief snapshot of a few of the country’s largest IT companies.
Top IT Companies in Canada
IT Companies in Canada to Know
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that provides businesses with tools to set up an online store, manage inventory and accept payment. It’s used by more than 1 million businesses, including big names like Allbirds, Gymshark and PepsiCo. Employing 11,600 employees worldwide, the remote-first company is headquartered in Ottawa. In 2020, it opened an R&D center in the city to test out new robotics and fulfillment technologies.
CGI is an IT services consultancy that assists businesses with managed IT services, systems integration and management consulting. Founded in 1976 in Quebec City, the company is now headquartered in Montreal. It employs more than 90,000 professionals worldwide, including 11,000 employees in its 26 Canada offices.
OpenText develops enterprise information management software that organizes, integrates and protects companies’ data and content in accordance with regulatory and corporate governance requirements. The Waterloo-based company is now one of the biggest software companies in Canada, employing 25,000 workers across 120 offices around the world.
Google, the California-based company behind the world’s biggest search engine and whose portfolio includes YouTube, the Chrome web browser and the Android operating system, employs more than 2,500 workers in Canada. It has offices in Toronto and Montreal, and its engineering headquarters is in Kitchener.
Microsoft is the tech giant behind the Windows operating system, the Xbox video game console and the suite of productivity tools like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The Washington-state-based company employs nearly 5,000 people across 11 offices in Canada.