Canada-based Manulife Financial has signed a multi-million dollar contract renewal with CGI Group, a Canada-based information technology and business process services firm.

Under the contract renewal, CGI will continue to leverage its Halifax delivery center to provide systems development, maintenance and integration services to Manulife Financial. The initial agreement with Manulife was signed in 2004.

Wayne Martin, senior vice president and chief information officer of Manulife’s Canadian division, said: “Our needs have evolved and CGI has the flexibility and industry insight to work with us. We’ve been working together since 2004, and we’re confident that CGI will continue to provide us with the reliable and agile IT services we need to deliver on our client commitments.”

Doug McCuaig, president of CGI Canada, said: “Manulife is a formidable global player, and we’re thrilled to continue to leverage our global delivery capabilities and offer competitively priced IT services to Manulife through our home-shore center of excellence.”