CGI Inc.
Julia, systems analyst co-op student, and Jordan, project control officer at CGI  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why CGI Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • Over the past year, CGI has prioritized social connection amongst employees, organizing a variety of virtual events including a mixology course, a movie night (employees received home deliveries of theatre treats), virtual bingo, an outdoor scavenger walk with prizes, and the Great CGI Bake Off Junior (allowing employees' children to showcase their culinary skills)
  • As part of CGI's benefits plan, the company provides up to $1,050 of flexible credits per year, which can be used for medical and dental coverage, allocated to health spending or physical activity account, or utilized as contributions to retirement savings
  • CGI cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and lets everyone share in the fruits of their labour with profit-sharing
Temina, communications manager at CGI, takes part in the company's fitness programming  

Highlights

Industry Information technology
Established in Canada 1976
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Québec QC, Stratford PE, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC, Shawinigan QC, Saguenay QC, Ottawa ON, Mississauga ON, Markham ON, Moncton NB, Fredericton NB, Burnaby BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Victoria BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 9,074
Part-time employees in Canada 683
Average age of employees in Canada 43.7 years
Longest serving employee 53 years
Benefits note CGI Inc. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $1,050 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $750 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why CGI Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

  • At CGI, employees, managers and resource managers collaborate to identify assignments that will support an individual's career path, updating their profile, competencies and CV in the company's internal resource management tool when projects are completed or when an employee acquires a new skill -- employees can then match their skills to open roles and assess required training for their next assignment or potential promotion
  • CGI offers a new graduate program focused on developing technical skills, with the objective of building technology leaders in software engineering and development, business analysis, and project management, through an accelerated two-year program, complex on-the job assignments and formal learning
  • CGI helps high-potential employees prepare for leadership roles through a variety of programs, including a one-year blended learning and development program called Key Achievers -- participants grow skills through classroom sessions, self-directed learning, one-on-one coaching, networking sessions, self-assessment and success plans
A CGI employee  

Highlights

Industry Information technology
Major Canadian hiring locations Québec QC, Stratford PE, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC, Shawinigan QC, Saguenay QC, Ottawa ON, Mississauga ON, Markham ON, Moncton NB, Fredericton NB, Burnaby BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Victoria BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 9,074
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training and development opportunities new grads and co-ops start with a dedicated training curriculum and orientation session (groups meet on a monthly basis to hear from senior leaders in different business units and network), Career Navigator (career framework that helps employees manage potential career paths within the organization, including identifying job families, roles, key responsibilities and skills and competencies required), mentoring program in partnership with MentorcliQ (platform that matches mentors and mentees based on competencies, goals, and personalities), coaching, job shadowing, technology boot camps and workshops, Canadian Aspiring Leader Program (designed to prepare future CGI leaders through online learning resources), access to CGI Academia (global on-demand learning platform, with thousands of self-directed resources for IT, business, and desktop skills such as e-learning courses, online books, videos, virtual technical boot camps, learning journeys)
Additional highlights "Dress for Success" campaign helps new grads become familiar with workplace attire and purchase clothes that support a professional appearance through a clothing allowance of $500, co-op students receive free membership to the company's social club, an end-of-term event, and a paid half-day off to celebrate a successful term (students in the 8 or 16-month program also receive a salary increase every 4 months), co-op students participate in a 1-day workshop that features lunch with a guest speaker at VP-level or higher
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why CGI Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

  • CGI maintains a diversity dashboard that shares a transparency report on demographics -- leaders are also accountable for the hiring, promotion, attrition and retention of talent, with a key focus on equity-seeking groups, measured by a Leading Inclusively Scorecard per business unit
  • CGI has rolled out behaviour-focused diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) learning plans for over 1,000 leaders in partnership with FranklinCovey -- the 12-month program aims to create diverse teams representative of communities that CGI operates in, with safe spaces for members to comfortably start meaningful conversations, and leaders who are champions, allies and advocates for DE&I
CGI employees Nawal, director of diversity, equity and inclusion, and Gurpreet, consultant for server automation DevOps, in the company's Toronto office  

Highlights

Industry Information technology
Major Canadian hiring locations Québec QC, Stratford PE, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC, Shawinigan QC, Saguenay QC, Ottawa ON, Mississauga ON, Markham ON, Moncton NB, Fredericton NB, Burnaby BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Victoria BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 9,074
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives DE&I council (comprised of leaders from business units from across Canada), regional councils that support local DE&I in coordination with the broader council
Performance management and accountability voluntary employee and applicant self-identification, diversity dashboard that reports on demographics, leaders are accountable for hiring promotion, attrition and retention of talent with a focus on equity-seeking groups, behaviour-focused DE&I learning plans for leaders, leading inclusively scorecard for business unit leaders
Employee resource groups Women in CGI Canada, Black, Asian, Indigenous, Minorities (BAIM), LGBTQ2S+
Recruitment initiatives DE&I recruitment and selection toolkit for hiring managers, inclusive hiring tip sheets and training on conducting interviews without bias, diverse interview panels, Textio is used to incorporate gender neutral writing for recruitment communications
Retention and development programs returnship program for women returning to the workforce following a maternity leave
Training and awareness initiatives inclusive leadership training, community-based learning to broaden awareness of diversity through dialogue, diversity courses and resources on CGI Academia
Diversity highlights university mentoring program for equity-seeking groups, held listening tours facilitated by senior leaders for employees to share experiences (in 2021, 2 additional wellness days were provided based on the challenges of working during a pandemic)

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