Human Resources Firm Ceridian Canada to Establish Centre of Excellence on Prince Edward Island

    CHARLOTTETOWN, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pat Binns, Premier of
Prince Edward Island, today announced another positive employment and
investment development in the growing financial and business services sector
on Prince Edward Island which will create 100 new jobs.
    Ceridian Canada, a leading human resources services company, will
establish a centre of excellence on Prince Edward Island to meet its growing
customer requirements for talent acquisition, payroll and other human
resources services. The new centre will be established in Charlottetown in May
2007. Ceridian will hire 40 employees during its first year and ramp up to 100
people within its first three years of operation.
    "More and more, firms such as Ceridian are recognizing how attractive
Prince Edward Island is as an investment location," said Premier Binns. "The
arrival of Ceridian on Prince Edward Island will be a boost for our growing
financial and business services sector. I am very pleased to welcome Ceridian
Canada to the province."
    "Ceridian's PEI centre will be a showcase for our talent acquisition
practice as well as a broad range of our HR professional services," said Dave
MacKay, Ceridian's chief operating officer. "The province offers all the
attributes we were looking for in expanding our business - an excellent
social, economic and technological infrastructure, a well-educated workforce,
and a business-friendly environment."
    Ceridian will be eligible to access the province's Innovation and
Development Tax Credit Program (IDTC). As a value-added component of the
announcement, Ceridian and the province of Prince Edward Island will enter
into an agreement to provide enhanced training and skills development services
for members of the provincial public service. This training will be in
addition to the training and development funds currently available to public
    "We see this partnership with the PEI government as a landmark deal for
us as it represents our first major contract with a Canadian provincial
government.  Ceridian looks forward to playing an active role in Island life,
building strong relationships within the PEI community, and investing in its
business, social and human infrastructure," noted Mr. MacKay.
    "As a government, we are always on the lookout for new business
opportunities that complement our business advantages here on Prince Edward
Island, and Ceridian fits that bill. Investment tools like the Progressive Tax
Rebate Program are helping new and existing businesses grow opportunities
right here on Prince Edward Island," said Development and Technology Minister
Mike Currie.
    PEI residents interested in finding out about employment opportunities
with Ceridian can log on to the company's career Website at or email to submit their

    About Ceridian

    A trusted partner to more than 40,000 Canadian customers, Ceridian is a
global corporation that delivers best-practice human resource solutions that
maximize the value of people. A Top 100 and a 50 Best Employer in Canada,
Ceridian provides a comprehensive suite of HR solutions including payroll, HR
information systems, recruitment and staffing services, Employee Assistance
Programs, training and more. With offices from coast to coast, Ceridian
services more than three million Canadians, and employs 1,400 payroll and HR
professionals. More information is available at

    About PEI

    Building upon its international reputation as a safe, quality food
producer and tourism destination, PEI is aggressively diversifying its economy
into new growth sectors such as financial services, IT, bioscience and
aerospace which are leading to significant economic growth. They are
attracting businesses with their innovative tax programs, their competitive
business costs, their skilled and motivated workforce, their quality of life
advantages and access to key decision makers. Prince Edward Island is
currently on track to have the lowest small business corporate tax rate in all
of Canada at 1% by 2010. A national leader in renewable energy and sustainable
environmental practices, PEI is well positioned to capitalize on future
economic opportunities in sustainable development. PEI's Premier Pat Binns is
currently the longest-serving premier in Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Dennis King, Executive Assistant, Office of the
Premier, Tel. (902) 368-4000; Valery Vollenweider, Director, Public Relations,
Ceridian Canada Ltd., Tel.(905) 947-7251, E-mail:

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