Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India, Wednesday. The province has announced a software company based in India will open its first North American office in P.E.I.
A software company in India will open their first North American office in P.E.I. this spring creating new skilled jobs.
The announcement was made Wednesday during Premier Wade MacLauchlan’s weeklong trade mission to India.
Aark Infosoft is expected to start operations here with a relatively small staff between five and 10 before possible expansion.
Aark Infosoft builds integrated software solutions in areas such as e-governance, enterprise, website, and mobile applications.
The company has received a major contract for the digitization of a publication library from a major US-based publisher.
With this increase in business, Aark has identified P.E.I. as a strong location to expand and increase their sales in the North American market.
The province also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian Nectar Products that will send apples grown in eastern P.E.I. to markets in India and Asia.
UPEI as well signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chitkara University and the Pubjab Agricultural University to facilitate exchanges of faculty and students and collaboration on research and programming.
The joint mission with the Province of Ontario is intended to confirm recent Indian business investments in P.E.I. and generate new investment.
“I have not doubt that teaming up with Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Ontario delegation will open doors for Prince Edward Island products and companies,’’ MacLauchlan said in a statement.
“With Canada’s smallest and largest provinces working together, it shows once again that small can be big.’’