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IBM Canada announces plan to hire 350 people in Nova Scotia

This expansion will create more opportunities for new graduates and experienced professionals in the digital sector.

December 14, 2021  by CM Staff

IBM Client Innovation Centre Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — IBM and Nova Scotia Business Inc. have announced a new agreement that will bring 350 new, highly skilled jobs focused on AI and hybrid cloud to the province. As part of IBM’s global network of Client Innovation Centres (CIC), the Nova Scotia centre is expected to create 350 new jobs over the next five years to meet clients’ growing and evolving technology and innovation needs.

Opened in March 2013, the Nova Scotia CIC serves several clients from around the world and has over 300 open roles to fill in coming months. This expansion will create more opportunities for new graduates and experienced professionals in the digital sector. As an entrepreneurial startup within IBM Consulting, the CIC specializes in application management solutions and consulting services to support businesses, enterprises, and governments in digital transformation.

“Nova Scotia has a special place for us at IBM. The province has a globally recognised culture of innovation, and we are proud to be contributing to local economic growth by creating high value jobs,” said Dave McCann, Managing Partner, IBM Consulting Canada. “By significantly expanding our team, we will create more opportunities for Nova Scotians, and build capacity for IBM to help our clients as they seize a wide array of opportunities created by evolving digital technologies.”

The expansion comes at a time when COVID has led organizations to realize the potential for digital services and process automation and aligns with investments the Government of Nova Scotia is making to expand and enhance computer science programs in the province.

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“As a government, we are focused on strategic economic growth, and that means creating jobs, increasing wages and bringing more businesses to our Province. As our ICT sector grows, we must work together with companies, such as IBM, to ensure we invest in the highly skilled talent here in Nova Scotia with equity and inclusion at the forefront,” said Susan Corkum-Greek, Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development.