Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrated approach to employee well-being to meet health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell is the leading total well-being solution that combines employee assistance, wellness, recognition and incentive programs. As a leader in strategic HR consulting and innovative pension design, the Company also helps clients solve complex workforce problems and provides integrated productivity, health and retirement solutions.

Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 24,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations. With more than 4,500 employees in offices across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). 

Company history

Morneau Shepell has been a leading provider of human resources consulting and outsourcing services for 50 years.

With our focus on innovative solutions, we deliver human resources and workplace health and productivity solutions that help clients across North America better manage their costs and enhance the strength of their organizations.

Here are some milestones in the company’s history:



Morneau Shepell acquires LifeWorks.


Morneau Shepell acquires Chestnut Global Partners.

Morneau Shepell acquires Pro Health Group.

Morneau Shepell acquires Longpré.


Morneau Shepell acquires Solareh.

Morneau Shepell celebrates 50-year anniversary on July 7, 2016.


Morneau Shepell acquires Bensinger, DuPont & Associates.

Morneau Shepell acquires the U.S. health and welfare benefits administration business of Ceridian.


Morneau Shepell acquires Blue Balloon Health Services.

Morneau Shepell acquires Pacific Risk Management Corp. (PRM).

Morneau Shepell acquires Groupe AST from ADP Canada.


Morneau Shepell Inc. acquires Collage Pediatric Therapy.

Morneau Shepell Inc. acquires Dion Durrell’s workers’ compensation business.


Morneau Shepell Inc. acquires the Canadian pension and benefits administration practice of Mercer Canada.

Morneau Shepell Inc. acquires SBC Systems to enhance Benefits Administration platform.


Morneau Shepell Inc. acquires Jacques Lamarre & Associates (JLA) to expand Employee Assistance Program presence in Quebec.

Morneau Shepell Inc. ("Morneau Shepell") has completed the reorganization of Morneau Sobeco Income Fund from an income trust structure into a public corporation named Morneau Shepell Inc.


Morneau Sobeco Income Fund becomes a major player in workplace health and productivity solutions with its acquisition of Shepell·fgi.

MSIF adds further depth in western Canada by acquiring the actuarial firm of Leong & Associates.


MSIF enhances its Ontario presence by acquiring the defined benefit pension business of Cowan Benefits Consulting.


MSIF expands its western Canada presence by acquiring Heath Benefits Consulting.


The firm becomes an income trust: Morneau Sobeco Income Fund (MSIF).


Morneau acquires the Canadian pension consulting practice of Deloitte & Touche.


W.F. Morneau & Associates and Sobeco merge to form Morneau Sobeco.


Morneau launches its administrative outsourcing practice.


Morneau forms a strategic alliance with Coopers & Lybrand and absorbs its pension consulting and actuarial business.


Morneau opens its first US office.


W.F. Morneau & Associates ("Morneau") is established.