About Ceridian
Business Profile
Business History
Products & Services
Business Profile
Ceridian is a trusted partner and an expert in providing human resource solutions that maximize the value of people.

With more than 40,000 customers in Canada, Ceridian’s HR services touch three million Canadians from coast to coast – regularly, timely, and accurately. Their full suite of HR solutions help companies of all sizes to increase organizational and employee effectiveness and achieve workforce and workplace excellence. By delivering best-practice HR solutions based on over 40 years of experience, Ceridian provides customers the freedom to focus on their core business.

Ceridian Canada is part of Minneapolis-based Ceridian Corporation, a global leader in information services doing business in 40 countries. Worldwide, Ceridian provides services to 140,000 customers, including more than half of the Fortune 100 in the U.S., as well as 259 of the Financial Times’ Global 500 list.

Ceridian understands what it takes to be an effective organization and has been recognized for innovative workplace practices, ranking on both “The Top 100 Employers in Canada” list, and the “50 Best Employers to Work for in Canada” list for 2004, 2005 and 2006.

With 1,450 payroll and HR professionals in 10 office locations across Canada, Ceridian provides services to a wide range of businesses, from small to large companies in the private and public sectors in every industry. Our HR solutions include Payroll, HR Information Systems, Recruiting, EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) and Work-life Wellness Solutions, Learning & Development, and HR Consulting.
Business History
Here is a brief look at some of the key dates in Ceridian's corporate history.
1957 Control Data Corp., Ceridian’s predecessor company, was founded as a computer services and manufacturing company. It acquired the Service Bureau Company from IBM which had been established in 1932.
1992 Ceridian Corporation emerged as an information services company from the restructuring of its predecessor, Control Data Corp.
1993 Ceridian purchased Systems Tax Service Inc. (STS), which helps companies pay taxes associated with their employee payrolls.
1995 Ceridian Purchased Centrefile, the largest outsourced payroll processing business in the United Kingdom. The transaction marked Ceridian's first acquisition of a human resources company outside the United States.
1995 Acquired Comdata Corporation, a provider of transaction processing and information services to the transportation and gaming industries.
1997 Sold the defense electronics business, Computing Devices International, to General Dynamics.
1998 Established Ceridian Canada by purchasing the payroll outsourcing operations of Toronto Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Ceridian Canada's History
1968 Comcheq, a payroll services company, was incorporated in Manitoba
1993 Comcheq was acquired by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
1998 Ceridian acquired the payroll services division of TD Bank
1998 Ceridian acquired the payroll services business of CIBC (Comcheq)
1998 U.S.-based Ceridian Corporation established Ceridian Canada
1998 Swapped Comdata's gaming services operations to First Data Corporation in exchange for their transportation services business, NTS, and cash.
1998 Purchased the LifeWorks portion of Boston-based Work/Family Directions, making Ceridian the leader in the Employee Advisory Program (EAP) market.
1999 Acquired a majority interest in Stored Value Systems (SVS), making Comdata the largest provider of stored value cards in the United States. Comdata acquired the remaining interest in SVS in March of 2000.
1999 Purchased ABR Information Services, Inc., now Ceridian's benefits services organization, the largest third-party benefits administration company in the United States.
2001 Spun off 100 percent of Ceridian's Arbitron business to shareholders in a reverse spin transaction.
Ceridian’s global vision is to change the world of work.

Their mission is to provide HR solutions that maximize the value of people.
As a global corporation, Ceridian is committed to a set of core values that guide their behaviour and business interactions.

  • To attract and develop enthusiastic achievers
  • To delight the customer
  • To be world-class in productivity and quality
  • To act with honesty and integrity
  • To deliver sustained, profitable growth
Here are just some of the reasons why Ceridian Canada is the best place to work...

Celebrate success! Every year, employees nominate colleagues they believe to be "the best of the best" and the lucky top 50 are sent to President's Club. In the past, Club has been located at Cancun, Mexico; in Bermuda; and on a cruise to the Bahamas.

Advance your career through a number of professional growth opportunities.

Enjoy a business casual dress policy, with dress-down Fridays.

Be part of an organization with community spirit. Ceridian is committed to sponsoring events and organizations in the communities in which we live and work.

Benefit from the tools you need to succeed. We put our customers first and give our employees the tools to keep them there.
Products & Services
Ceridian is a trusted partner to over 40,000 Canadian customers and an expert in providing HR solutions that maximize the value of people.

Clients benefit in several ways from the decades of HR experience and expertise that Ceridian brings to the table. They add value to the workplace and the workforce by:

  • Helping clients manage growth, change and crisis situations
  • Providing best practices in Human Resource services which impact employee productivity, efficiency, wellness and morale
  • Providing legislative compliance ensuring accurate and timely filings
  • Providing workforce and compensation analysis to improve decision-making
  • Helping customers achieve cost savings as well as consistent and predictable costs associated with routine, repetitive business functions
  • Streamlining and automating routine business processes resulting in increased efficiencies
  • Being a one-stop source for the management of HR processes and services
  • Offering flexible and scalable solutions that grow along with the client’s business
  • Helping clients attract, assess, hire and retain the right people
  • Providing employee assistance programs, including work-life and wellness solutions, to help client employees prevent and address personal and professional problems – before they affect job performance. These programs help to decrease absenteeism, reduce disability claims and promote a healthy work/life balance.

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