History of ADP Canada
ADP Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a global, Fortune 500 company headquartered in the U.S.
Founded in 1949, ADP, Inc. was one of the first companies to provide outside payroll processing services to American corporations, relieving clients of the burdens and complexities of this essential business function. In doing so, ADP was also among the earliest participants in “outsourcing” – a trend that continues to grow stronger each day.
Today, ADP is one of the world’s largest independent computing services companies, providing computerized transaction processing, data communications, software and information services to over 550,000 clients worldwide. ADP has total annual revenues of $10 billion, employs over 41,000 associates and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ADP.<.p>
ADP Canada Timeline: Key Dates
1979: ADP Canada begins operations as a joint venture between ADP, Inc. and the Bank of Montreal. 1992: ADP, Inc. purchases the Bank of Montreal’s interest in ADP Canada and becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of ADP, Inc.
1996: ADP Canada acquires the ScotiaBank’s payroll services division. ADP also purchases GSI, a European based organization, thereby acquiring and adding a Human Resource Management Solutions (HRMS) product to ADP Canada’s core suite of products and services.
1997: ADP Canada doubles in size through the acquisition of the Royal Bank of Canada’s payroll services operations.
2005: ADP acquires Groupe AST and its affiliated companies, including FHS (Focus on Health and Safety), AST Assurances, Solutions OptimiSST and Groupe AGI. As a result, ADP’s client base grows to more than 50,000 organizations across Canada.
Today: ADP is the leading provider of Employer Services in Canada, providing a comprehensive range of payroll, human resources management, benefits administration, time & labour management, occupational health and safety, comprehensive outsourcing, consulting services, tax filing and reporting services to businesses across the country.
With major offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax and Calgary, and smaller, satellite operations in ten other Canadian communities, we employ approximately 1,800 Canadian associates.