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CGI Overview

Montreal, QC
10000+ employees
1976
Company - Public (GIB)
Consulting
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world with 77,500 consultants and other professionals across the globe. At CGI, we are known as trusted advisers and innovators who deliver on our clients’ largest and most complex ... Read more

Mission: At CGI we deliver an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are delighted to share that we have been awarded the 2020 Top Employer certification in Canada for the fifth year in a row! Most exciting, we were named #1 of all Top Employers in Canada – an incredible recognition of which we should all be proud!

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CGI – Why Work With Us?


Canadian roots, global reach

Founded in Canada in 1976, CGI has evolved into the country’s largest IT services provider, serving as a long-term, committed partner to clients in Canada and in more than 40 countries around the world. With more than 12,000 professionals across Canada, we work where our clients do business, providing local responsiveness and accountability that ensure the highest level of service and support.

Our services and differentiators

Customer and citizen demand for new digital services continues to shape our clients’ priorities and key initiatives for becoming digital. At the same time, technology no longer just enables change; it drives it. Given this, technology is moving from being a support function to being core to clients’ business and operations. Yet, as technology becomes more important, humans continue to be the key asset.

In the midst of these profound changes across industries, clients increasingly favor global, end-to-end services firms. They require trusted partners with deep industry and technology knowledge, and a proven ability to provide relevant advice while delivering quality and innovation anywhere in the world.

Industries in Canada

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We are global influencers

It's an exciting time here at CGI. Our Canadian roots have expanded into over 40 countries and we continue to grow. A career with us means you'll have the opportunity to work on diverse and challenging projects, and build a worldwide network of experts while living in your local community.  You'll be a part of driving business for clients, helping them leverage technology, to achieve their goals beyond their potential. Our roots may be in Canada, but our impact is global and yours will be too.

We are empowered to innovate

At CGI we are empowered to push boundaries. We knock down barriers. We are influencers, create change, make decisions with autonomy and confidence and with us, you will too. We have the support of a large stable company and the mandate to operate like owners.  Our members are shareholders and, as owners, we do what it takes to push our clients’ business forward. Entrepreneurial since day one, being innovative with purpose is who we are and who we are looking for to continue to succeed.

We are real partners

Our clients are our partners. The relationships we have with them goes beyond vendor as our members trust, support and partner with them every step along the way. We treat our clients like family, because we ourselves are family owned. For 40+ years, we’ve grown our family into Canada’s largest IT and business consulting firm. Building lasting relationships with our clients and colleagues. At every level, leaders here are down to earth and accessible. At CGI you will be able to count on your colleagues, like our clients and we will count on you.

To know more about our culture and history, please check CGI Culture Page

For recent news and updates, please check our Media Centre

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation that recognizes your experience and competencies.

Ownership and accountability

Eighty-three percent of CGI consultants are company owners, and we weave this ownership mentality into all aspects of our management approach. This is why we call CGI consultants “members.” We give ownership access to all members through two programs: the Profit Participation Plan based on local results, and the Share Purchase Plan that matches members’ investment one for one in acquiring CGI shares.

Health and wellness program

Oxygen, our global health and wellness program, is made up of a multidisciplinary team of health experts who support our members in their efforts to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Oxygen is at the forefront of best practices in the field of workplace health and wellness. Members have access to an interactive platform that offers an impressive catalogue of health-related content and can access information about health services available in their local area. Oxygen also promotes healthy behaviors by organizing activities on both a local and a global scale, such as CGI’s annual Walk Around the World event.

Member assistance program

At CGI, we understand that challenging life situations impact our members’ well-being. To help them address various challenges in their personal and professional lives, we provide free and confidential access to information, practical solutions and personalized support from professionals with the aim of improving their quality of life.

Leave programs: CGI encourages our professionals to enjoy the time allowed for annual vacation and holidays in order to pursue their personal interests. Understanding that some life situations may require time away from work, CGI also offers a special leave program.

Extracurricular activities: From serving the communities in which we live and work to participating in activities that build CGI’s brand, we provide ample opportunities that support and nurture your interests.

Note: Benefits and working conditions may vary by region. 

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    good life-work balance and working environment

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    salary too low, too many guys, too few girls

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CGI Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CGI (Pittsburgh, PA (US)) in December 2019.

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out to me detailing the opportunity with a quick list of questions about my background and expectations. Then gave me a call shortly to confirm and talk about the opportunity and answer my questions. She was very open and forthcoming so I didn't have to ask much. We scheduled an interview day where she gave a presnetation about the company, the role, and potential benefits. Afterwards I was able to ask recent hires questions of my own and meet hiring managers for the formal interview.

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CGI Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer in Canada, Top Employers Institute, 2020
  • Top Employer in Canada, Top Employers Institute, 2019
  • Great Place to Work in Canada, Great Place to Work®, 2020
  • Great Place to Work in Canada, Great Place to Work®, 2019
  • Canada’s Future Workforce Top Employer in Computer Science, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc., 2020
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