CGI has announced that it will establish a new Centre of Excellence in Quebec, Canada. The new business unit, which is scheduled to open its doors in the coming months, is expected to create 300 IT jobs in the region over the next three years.
Founded in 1976, CGI is the fifth largest IT and business process services firm in the world. It employs approximately 68,000 professionals and has a revenue of more than C$10 billion.
Currently, CGI has some 30 Centres of Excellence (CoE) across the globe, including in its home-base Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. To meet the growing demand for its services, both in Canada as well as globally, the IT consulting firm has decided to expand its footprint with a new Centre of Excellence in Quebec’s Mauricie region, its fourth in the province, following centres in Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Québec and Montréal. The CoE will be specialised in the development, implementation and integration of IT systems as well as in application maintenance within CGI’s principal activity sectors.
“This new Centre will enable CGI to continue offering superior services to our international clientele, while ensuring close proximity to our clients in Quebec,” says Claude Marcoux, CGI’s Chief Operating Officer for Canada. “We look forward to extending a warm welcome to our new professionals, as we continue CGI’s long history of active contribution to the economic development of Quebec and its regions.”