Information, Communications and Technology

Grow Smarter: Innovation and Intelligent

Get connected to a dynamic and growing cluster of information, communications and technology (ICT) innovators that include telecommunications firms, film and animation studios, computer system designers, electronic component manufacturers, computer equipment providers and wire/cable suppliers.

Advanced Tier 1 fibre optics and digital switching platforms support geographic information systems, health informatics, consulting services and software development. Winnipeg is also an ideal location for application development, global data centres and cloud computing operations.

Innovation and creativity are plugged into every area, supported by the city’s economic advantages, talented professionals and telecommunications infrastructure.

Imaginative innovators keep growing smarter in Winnipeg.

Vital Stats

Winnipeg’s large and small ICT firms contribute to a vibrant, entrepreneurial and diverse sector serving growth markets throughout the world. The city’s low business costs help ICT companies competing in these global markets achieve better profit margins, prompting many to reinvest more of their earnings toward developing new intellectual property assets or other growth strategies.

Major ICT firms—including IBM and HP Enterprise—have operational hubs in Winnipeg. The city is also the headquarters of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), one of Canada’s largest telecommunications network providers.

A highly innovative and entrepreneurial developer community exists here as well, with many high-tech start-ups recognized for providing world-class products and quality of service. The small-town friendliness of Winnipeggers offers ICT developers an opportunity to gain access to major decision-makers in a variety of industry verticals. The head offices of more than 30 of Canada’s largest companies and public-sector institutions are based in Winnipeg, giving developers opportunities to serve a diverse client base with worldwide networks. 

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