SAINT JOHN – The provincial government is investing up to $750,000 towards an expansion project at Mariner Partners Inc., creating 60 new information and communications technology jobs.
“Investing in innovation is a vital part of our plan to rebuild New Brunswick’s economy and create new opportunities in every region of our province,” said Premier David Alward. “This investment in Mariner will create jobs and new growth in New Brunswick’s information and communications technology industry not only in Saint John but also across the province.”
The information and communications technology sector is a priority focus in Rebuilding New Brunswick: Growing Together – An Economic Development Action Plan for New Brunswick.
Mariner is one of the largest independently-owned information technology companies in Atlantic Canada and is focused on business outcomes-based IT solutions. These solutions assist organizations to innovate, integrate and transform their business and technology systems to better satisfy customer needs while boosting productivity. The Mariner Innovations division is growing its core business while investing in a new application modernization practice, which will offer its services to the financial service sector, enterprise clients and various levels of government.
“Mariner’s growth strategy is predicated on growing a dynamic, skilled team of employees to provide innovative ICT solutions for our customers across the globe,” said Craig Storey, President of Mariner Innovations. “We also have a strong focus on exporting our capabilities both nationally and internationally. Mariner Innovations continues to advance our offerings in key areas such as application development, modernization and maintenance services. We are currently serving some of the largest public and privately-held corporations across Atlantic Canada, and expanding nationally with early success in Alberta and Saskatchewan. IT services is a trillion dollar industry and growing; Mariner is well positioned to meet this growth with expansion into new markets and services.”
Mariner is also the world leader in Software Defined Monitoring with a focus on serving the multiscreen market and exporting its capabilities.
“With our strong export focus on the IP-video product side, having access to the right resources is key as we move forward,” said Marc Savoie, President and General Manager of Mariner TV. “The Industry Program funding will allow Mariner to capitalize on significant opportunities it has identified in its areas of expertise.”
Funding of up to $750,000 will be provided to Mariner through a payroll rebate to create 60 new jobs over a three-year period. The new jobs include: project manager, architect, business analyst, senior programmer analyst, intermediate programmer analyst, programmer and tester.
Founded in 2003, Mariner is one of the largest independently owned Information Technology companies in Atlantic Canada – with more than 160 professional staff. Mariner’s head office is in Saint John but the company also has offices across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Mariner has a reputation for innovation and supports new start-up IT businesses by providing financial support and access to both management and technical expertise. The Mariner Innovations division has expertise in application development, modernization and support/maintenance services. Mariner is also a leading provider of innovative Software Defined Monitoring solutions with the suite of Mariner xVu solutions.