Two 26-year-old entrepreneurs, Serge Godin and André Imbeau, founded CGI in 1976. They started the company in the basement of Serge's home in Quebec City with one client, one telephone, and a lot of ambition.

Today, there are 76,000 CGI members working across the globe. Together, CGI's professionals have built one of the leading IT and business process services companies in the world with a long track record of service excellence, innovative services and solutions, and sustainable, profitable growth.

Our proven integration track record

CGI is, and always has been, a company focused on long-term profitable growth. Our growth is based on a “build and buy” strategy—blending organic growth and acquisitions. On the buy side, we have acquired and successfully integrated more than 70 companies during a 30-year period, consistently expanding our capabilities, client base, and talent. We have also managed the integration of members from hundreds of outsourcing engagements.

Through this extensive experience, we have developed the frameworks, processes and expertise required to transition businesses smoothly into our company, with a particular focus on welcoming new members and providing them with exciting career opportunities.

Learn more of our story

Our 40-plus years of continuous profitable growth is a testament to the confidence our clients place in us, to the commitment of our members, and to the sound business model and sustaining principles on which we were founded. Read more about our history and key milestones.