CGI opens Centre of Excellence in Shawinigan, Quebec

27 October 2014 1 min. read
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Montreal-based global IT consultancy CGI has announced that it will establish a new Centre of Excellence in Shawinigan, Quebec. The new business unit is scheduled to open its doors in the coming months, and is expected to create 300 IT jobs in the Mauricie area of Quebec over the next three years.

Founded in 1976, publicly-traded CGI is the fifth-largest IT and business process services firm in the world. It employs approximately 68,000 professionals and has annual revenue of more than CAD $10 billion.

Currently, CGI has some 30 Centres of Excellence (CoEs) spread across Europe, Asia, the US, and its home base of Canada. To meet growing demand for its services – both in Canada as well as globally – the IT consulting firm has decided to expand its footprint in Quebec with a new Centre of Excellence in Shawinigan. The new location is the fourth CoE in the province, joining existing centres in Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Québec City, and Montréal. The Shawinigan CoE will specialize in the development, implementation, and integration of IT systems, while also focusing on application maintenance within CGI’s principal activity sectors.

CGI opens Centre of Excellence in Shawinigan, Quebec

“This new Centre will enable CGI to continue offering superior services to our international clientele, while ensuring close proximity to our clients in Quebec,” remarked 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.”