January 17, 2023
Fredericton, NB, Today, PLATO announced it is now a majority Indigenous owned company
with a Certified Aboriginal Business (CAB) designation by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal
The CAB designation is awarded to companies that are 51% or more owned and controlled by
an Indigenous person(s). Today’s announcement comes after recent investments by Kitsaki
Management Limited Partnership and other Indigenous investors.
“PLATO has had strong Indigenous representation at all levels of the company since its
inception, and becoming a CAB is a significant milestone,” said Keith McIntosh, Founder and
CEO of PLATO. “We have carefully partnered with investors who care just as much as we do
about serving Indigenous communities and growing the Indigenous economy.”
PLATO’s software testing and technology services are trusted by clients around the world. In
addition to providing its clients the highest quality software testing services, the company is
creating careers in technology for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people from coast to coast to
coast through its innovative train-and-employ model.
Since 2016, PLATO has trained more than 270 Indigenous people, many of whom have
advanced to meaningful technology careers with PLATO. To date, PLATO has injected over $13
million in salaries into the Indigenous economy, impacting over 60 communities.
“You have to see it to be it,” said Denis Carignan, Executive Vice President, Indigenous Impact
and Innovation at PLATO. “PLATO is inspiring Indigenous youth and young adults to pursue
careers in technology through unique and rare exposure to Indigenous people in the industry.
Today’s announcement will help create even more opportunities for Indigenous Canadians.”
PLATO is dedicated to creating a lasting and measurable impact by building a more inclusive
technology workforce. When partnering with PLATO you’re not only working with some of
Canada’s best software testing specialists, you are playing a critical role in supporting
technology careers for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
For more information on our services, careers, and software testing training program,
including new training opportunities please visit our website: www.platotech.com.
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PLATO is Canada’s only Indigenous software testing and technology services company.
PLATO’s full suite of software testing services include test automation, functional testing,
performance testing, test advisory, ERP testing, accessibility testing, content migration, and
content quality assurance. In addition to providing clients the highest quality software testing
services, PLATO is creating careers in technology for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people
from coast to coast to coast through its innovative train-and-employ model. PLATO has offices
surrounding Indigenous communities across Canada, with delivery centres located in the
Sault Ste.Marie, ON