Greater Moncton has a growing and vibrant information and communications technologies (ICT) sector made up of both dynamic, local entrepreneurial firms and international companies.
The biggest ICT services firm in Canada, CGI, has a large development centre in Greater Moncton. Elite, a Thomson Reuters subsidiary, develops professional services software in the community. EMC2, a global leader in cloud computing services, has an operation in Greater Moncton.
In addition, a number of the region’s firms in other sectors have large information technology centres in Greater Moncton. Medavie Blue Cross has a team of over 200 IT professionals working in their head office. Bell Aliant, the largest telecommunications firm in Atlantic Canada, has a help desk and IT support centre in Greater Moncton.
These larger companies are complemented by exciting and entrepreneurial startup firms. Supporting the ICT industry are a variety of organizations including Venn, an industry catalyst; Propel ICT – an IT accelerator and Hub City Labs – a not-for- profit hackerspace for like-minded hackers and geeks.
In total, there are over 2,000 people working in the Greater Moncton ICT industry* and 2,400 people working in computer and information systems occupations.
The ICT industry is thriving in Greater Moncton because of its ability to attract retain high quality talent, its support ecosystem and competitive cost environment.
In the 2012 KPMG Competitive Alternatives Report, Greater Moncton featured one of the lowest cost environments for software development and IT support services of any location in North America and Europe.