CGI to open Drummondville center of excellence, create 300 jobs

15 October 2018 2 min. read
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Responding to continued demand for its digital transformation expertise, Montreal-based technology and management consulting firm CGI has announced plans to open a new center of excellence in Drummondville, Quebec.

The new center, which will open before the end of the year, will specialize in the delivery of digital transformation and innovation services targeting the finance, retail, and manufacturing sectors. CGI expects the Drummondville center of excellence to create 300 high tech jobs in the next five years.

Drummondville is located about 100 km northeast of Montreal, where CGI has its global headquarters. The city is home to 68,000 people, and is the birthplace of hall of fame hockey players Marcel Dionne and Yvan Cournoyer. 

“We are extremely proud to welcome CGI to Drummondville," said Alexandre Cusson, Mayor of Drummondville and President of the Drummondville Economic Development Corp. "CGI's decision to set up operations in our new-economy industrial park will have a major impact on the development of the regional economy and the creation of specialized jobs in information technology."CGI to open Drummondville center of excellence, create 300 jobsCGI’s centers of excellence are a network of worldwide offices that focus on providing key technologies to specific markets and industries. Within, CGI works with clients to build innovative solutions that drive digital transformation, improved performance, and growth.

The new Drummondville location will join six other centers of excellence in Quebec, including ones in Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Saguenay, Gatineau, and Shawinigan – which opened in 2014. CGI has a total of 10 offices in the province currently, including five in Montreal and two in Quebec City. CGI’s Quebec workforce numbers 7,500 professionals.

Worldwide, the consulting firm employs 74,000 professionals in over 40 countries across the world. Founded in 1976, the publicly-traded company has grown to post annual revenues of $10.8 billion.

In other CGI news, the firm recently expanded its presence in Northern Germany with the acquisition of IT and business consultancy ckc AG. The deals expands CGI’s German operations to 17 offices and 3,300 professionals.