Moncton Is Weighing In as a Technology Heavyweight
Top-notch infrastructure! A knack for embracing innovation! A wickedly talented workforce! No wonder Moncton’s ICT sector is booming. World-class communications coupled with a highly-educated, competitive workforce puts Moncton on the map as a technology superstar!
Moncton celebrates how innovation invigorates the community! Moncton was recognized as one of the world’s most innovative communities by the Intelligent Community Forum. It also won the Atlantic Google eTown Award for communities where businesses are embracing opportunities of the Internet. It’s clear that Moncton understands the value of risk-takers and visionaries! We welcome innovative companies with open arms!
Savvy Digital Ecosystem
Resting on the backbone of a fiber link that connects North America with Europe, Moncton is the ICT sector’s top choice! You can find some of the biggest names in ICT in Moncton. CGI, the largest ICT services firm in Canada, has a large development centre in Moncton. Elite develops and services professional services software in the community. EMC2, a global leader in cloud computing services, is also here. In total, there are over 110 firms and 2,000 people working in the ICT sector in Moncton. There are also 2,400 people working in computer and information systems occupations such as computer programmers, web designers and IT help desk support staff.
While we have a lot of big players in the ICT sector, we have just as many exciting up-and-coming entrepreneurial startup firms. Supporting the industry are a variety of organizations including Venn Innovation Inc., an industry catalyst; Propel ICT – an IT accelerator and Hub City Labs – a not-for-profit hackerspace. Because every city that’s doing anything interesting needs a place for its hackers and geeks!
Educated, committed, competitive. These are just some words that describe the talented ICT workers here in Moncton! And the ICT sector is thriving here because of its ability to attract and retain this high quality talent. Not to mention Moncton’s post-secondary institutions partner with firms to create tailored training opportunities. How’s that for customized?
Moncton has a fibre-optic network to be truly envious of! You’ll be connected to the entire world at high speed when you come here! Businesses of every size have seamless access to the world through world-class fibre-optic cables that flow through Moncton. Fast, efficient, consistent! Those are the words to describe the systems your business will have here.
Flourishing Gaming and Animation
Gaming and animation firms are increasingly calling Moncton home! Anchored by Casino New Brunswick, the ecosystem includes The Atlantic Lottery Corporation, IGT (formerly GTECH/Spielo), and CGI—all leaders in the gaming industry. Other smaller, dynamic game development firms also have studios in here, including Gogii Games and Pitch Mobile.