Why Orion chose Montréal for its first software development delivery centre in Canada

Why Orion chose Montréal for its first software development delivery centre in Canada                                          

Extremely competitive tax rates

ICT companies in Greater Montréal enjoy operating costs that are below the average compared with other similar major cities in North America. They can also take advantage of a number of targeted incentives, including the Tax Credit for Scientific Research and Experimental Development, the Refundable Tax Credit for e-Business Development, and the Refundable Tax Credit for the Production of Multimedia Titles, in addition to potential financial assistance for job creation and training.

Access to talent

ICT in Greater Montréal means a pool of top talent with a broad range of expertise, highly trained graduates, and wage levels that are much more affordable than in other comparable cities in North America.

City size

The human-scale of Montréal played a big role in winning over Orion. “We felt the people here had a sense of belonging to their city and we were sure that would help us in terms of employee loyalty. People in other cities are just passing through; they change cities as often as they change jobs, and that was a big risk for us.”

Ease of getting around:

Whether you decide to take a cab, public transit or just walk, moving around the city is always easy, quick and pleasant. That’s a major advantage compared to many other cities on the continent.

Rudy Ramcharitar, Executive Vice-President, Orion Systems Integrators

“We first came to Montréal in mid-January 2014. Six weeks later we opened our delivery centre with 10 employees and we were fully operational. I was really impressed by Montréal and the advisors at Montréal International and Investissement Québec. They supported us at our pace—which was really fast!”