Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. has announced it will be hiring 400 people in Canada in 2020, with plans to increase that number to 2,000 over the next five years.

Those jobs will be spread out between Ceridian’s offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Calgary, with a focus on engineering, research and development, and consulting positions. One hundred of those initial 400 people hired are expected to be interns.

Ceridian is seeking outstanding Canadian talent, especially software developers and engineers, to create the next generation of ground-breaking HCM solutions,” said Leagh Turner, the president and chief operating officer for Ceridian, in the press release.

David Ossip, Ceridian’s chairman and chief executive officer, said the company’s compounded growth rate of 54 per cent comes from rapid expansion in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and that business in Canada includes 400,00 customers.

He added Ceridian has “ambitious plans to extend the Dayforce solution to 20 countries in the next few years” and that its leadership team boasts strong Canadian connections.

“We are exceptionally proud of the global success of our Canadian-led team and Canadian-built flagship product, Dayforce. Many of our senior leaders are Canadian, including our Chairman and CEO, president and COO, CTO, CIO, and CMO.”