Employment agencies are in the business of bringing workers and employers together.
Employers sometimes hire private employment agencies to find candidates for specific positions. Sometimes, job postings tell job seekers to send their resumés directly to this kind of agency.
Some agencies specialize in placing people who have specific qualifications, such as business administration or engineering design. Using an agency can help you find the right job.
If the right job for you isn’t available right now, the agency will keep your resumé on file for when the right job comes up.
Be cautious when you use agencies
Under the Consumer Protection Act [pdf], employment agencies must be licensed to operate in Alberta. Use this lookup tool to find out if a business is licensed.
Given the amount of free work search help and information available, be cautious of agencies that ask for payment to help you with your work search. Before you sign an agreement with any agency, read it carefully and be sure you understand the terms.
If you use an agency, make sure it’s only one of several strategies you use.
Choose from a list of employment agencies
Many employment agencies are structured as a service to employers, offering another way for employers to advertise job postings. In these cases, individuals seeking employment will typically be directed to the agency’s job board. You can search the Training and Employment Services Directory to find an agency in your region of Alberta, or go directly to an agency’s website:
Alberta-based staffing and recruitment company placing candidates in permanent and temporary positions.
Providing temporary staffing and permanent placement services.
Staffing solutions for administrative professionals, human resources, sales & marketing, finance & accounting, legal, customer service, light industrial, skilled trades, and procurement roles.
David Aplin Group
Recruiting to fulfil talent demands for Canadian businesses.
Diversified Staffing Services Ltd.
Temporary and permanent positions in Alberta in a range of jobs, from data entry to geology, procurement, auditing, desktop publishing, and engineering.
Specializing in temporary and permanent professional opportunities in Alberta and internationally.
Eagle Professional Resources Inc.
Recruiting professionals who specialize in information technology, interim executive and management consulting, and finance & accounting into contract, temporary, and full-time permanent positions.
Equation Staffing Solutions
Calgary-based staffing agency providing permanent staff, temporary staff, contract staff, payroll services, HR services, recruitment process outsourcing, and software skill evaluations to businesses in Calgary, Edmonton, and throughout Western Canada – across all industries.
Providing Calgary businesses with quality Calgary staffing solutions.
Employment opportunities in Edmonton and Calgary in sectors ranging from engineering and technical to human resources, information technology, legal, and sales and marketing.
Finney Taylor Consulting Group
Specializing in information technology career opportunities.
Specializing in trades, industrial, warehouse, manufacturing, administrative, management, technical, and engineering/design positions in Alberta.
Connecting top Alberta talent to the province’s diverse, rapidly growing tech sector for on site and remote roles. Specializing in advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, cleantech, digital media, and fintech.
Branches in Calgary and Edmonton focusing on accounting, engineering, administrative, and management roles in several industries.
Offering permanent, temporary, and temporary to permanent employment opportunities for a wide range of skill sets and in a variety of industries across Alberta.
Providing talent management services offering employment opportunities in the areas of accounting & finance, HR, administration, IT, insurance and not-for-profit sectors.
Serving Edmonton and surrounding areas, including Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Acheson, Nisku, Devon, and Strathcona County, for an array of industries and work.
Procom Consultants Group
Specializing in IT staffing across Canada.
An Edmonton recruiting firm specializing in: finance and accounting, human resources, sales, operations, office support, and information technology.
Red Seal Recruiting Solutions Ltd.
Specializing in the trades, construction, and manufacturing industries, placing candidates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
Robert Half Canada
Placing professionals in accounting, finance, technology, and office administration roles via locations worldwide.
Select People Solutions
Specializing in southern Alberta openings, with a focus on industrial, technical, administrative, sales, and professional positions.
Slate Personnel Ltd.
Temporary, permanent and contract opportunities in Edmonton and surrounding area focusing on professional, technical, and administrative positions.
Spirit Staffing and Consulting
Specializing in technical and administrative positions in Calgary and Edmonton, including contracts, special projects, and direct placement.
Staff Bureau Employment Services
Assisting companies and individuals with their temporary and permanent staffing needs in the Edmonton market.
Svensen Neighbour Recruiting Inc.
Edmonton-based recruitment consultancy specializing in permanent positions in sales, marketing, human resources, operations, fund development, technical, and administrative in a variety of industries throughout Alberta and Canada.
Tag Recruitment Group
A full-service staffing and recruitment firm based in Calgary.
Recruitment firm serving North America, with an Edmonton head office. Focusing on accounting and finance, general management, office personnel, human resources, sales and marketing, customer service, operations and supply chain, engineering, and IT.
TRS Staffing Solutions
With a local office in Calgary, recruiting throughout Western Canada for contract, temporary, and permanent roles. Focusing on engineering, construction, and operations.
Workforce Staffing Solutions
This permanent and temporary worker agency places trade workers and key personnel in the jobs they want and helps employers fill their teams with the best people.