Ten years ago, CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) and Manulife entered into an outsourcing agreement that led to the opening of CGI’s Global IT Development Center in Halifax. In September 2004, more than 200 employees from Manulife became CGI members, joining more than 100 existing CGI members in the Halifax office. Today, there are close to 450 CGI members in Halifax and 700 in Atlantic Canada, making CGI Atlantic Canada’s largest IT employer.
“CGI’s expansion in Nova Scotia over the past 10 years reinforces the province's strength as a destination of choice for technology companies" said Diana Whalen Finance and Treasury Board Minister, Nova Scotia. “We value CGI’s positive impact on the province’s economic development.”
With numerous local consulting practices, an extensive banking business, a state-of-the-art global delivery center, and a wide range of infrastructure services, CGI delivers a full-breadth of services from Atlantic Canada to clients across Canada, the U.S, and around the globe.
“CGI has built a Global IT Development Center in Halifax that delivers innovative, cost-competitive, high-quality IT solutions through a team of experienced, talented professionals,” said Wayne Martin, senior vice-president and chief information officer Canadian division, Manulife. “Over the last 10 years, CGI has been instrumental in helping Manulife to drive growth based on its keen understanding of our business and its deep systems integration and insurance expertise.”
“We recognize the importance of our strategic partnerships with local and global clients, our members and our government supporters, and the role all of them have played in this success story,” said CGI’s Jay MacIsaac, senior vice-president, Atlantic Canada. “Their efforts and contributions have shaped our lasting impact on Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.”
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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