Toronto now ranks as the third biggest tech hub in North America, thanks to its universities, immigration policies and innovation in artificial intelligence. The city has drawn some of the biggest tech companies in the world, and many more startups are likely to shape its IT scene in the future. Keep reading for a snapshot of some of the top IT companies in Toronto.
Top IT Companies in Toronto
- Softchoice IT Solutions
IT Companies in Toronto to Know
Microsoft, which revolutionized the software industry with its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office suite, continues to innovate in AI and other technologies. The Washington-state-based company employs 5,000 workers across its 11 Canada offices. Microsoft’s Canada’s operations are headquartered in its 132,000-square-foot Toronto office, which opened in 2022 with a staff of 2,500 employees.
Softchoice was founded in 1989 as a software distributor but has since evolved to provide an array of IT services, including asset management, cybersecurity, cloud migration and other managed services. Softchoice employs more than 2,000 team members across 15 office locations in North America, seven of which are in Canada. Roughly 9,000 employees work out of its 125,000-square-foot headquarters office in Toronto.
A leader in networking and videoconferencing technology, Cisco is known for its networking technology, like routers, switches and firewalls. It also consults with clients on technical matters and offers managed services for cybersecurity, data center and cloud services. Roughly 900 employees work out in the company’s Toronto office, which is the headquarters for Cisco Canada.
Adastra is an IT consulting firm that specializes in data governance, data warehousing and data analytics services, like automating the collection of ESG data. It also assists clients with cloud adoption, cybersecurity and AI solutions. The company, which was founded in the Toronto area in 1994, employs more than 2,100 employees worldwide.
Autodesk is the company that developed AutoCAD, a software that engineers and architects use to design models and prototypes. The company, which was founded in 1982, has built upon its AutoCAD success with 3D design software tools Revit and Inventor. The San Francisco-based company employs 13,700 people, including 250 in its Toronto office.