First Student Canada is the leading student transportation provider in Canada serving over 100 school districts with more than 10,000 buses.
We are part of FirstGroup America, which provides student transportation, public transit, and fleet maintenance services to the largest base of customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Our parent company, FirstGroup plc, is a global transportation provider which carries more than 2.5 billion people annually through its expansive public rail and bus transportation network and employs 136,000 employees across the UK and North America.
FirstGroup, plc was incorporated in 1995 from the merger of two British bus companies, Badgerline Group and Grampian Regional Transport, a company that has operated bus lines in the United Kingdom for more than 100 years.
First is now the UK's largest bus and rail company, with over 38,000 employees, 9,000 buses in service and passenger rail and rail freight operations.
First Student began from the acquisition of Ryder Student Transportation, several other large busing companies and (more recently) our acquisition of Laidlaw Education Services.
Our acquisition of Laidlaw in October 2007 makes us North America’s leading school transportation services provider. Our future will be marked by additional growth as we further develop industry leading initiatives. First Student Canada is dedicated to providing the most reliable, safest, and cost-effective school transportation services available.