Press Release

Staffing for Canada week launches today to celebrate Canada's $13 Billion Staffing Profession

MISSISSAUGA – June 5, 2016 – Temporary employees and candidates together with industry professionals from across the country will be celebrating Staffing for Canada Week from June 4-11, 2017.

During this week of celebration, we recognize the contribution of the over 400,000 Canadians who are employed through the $13 billion staffing profession. With more than 1,300 member offices across Canada, ACSESS members represent 85 percent of the total volume of business in the staffing services industry in Canada. Member firms are involved in every staffing niche from temporary and contract staffing to direct hire and professional search.

First introduced in Edmonton in 1980 as "National Temporaries' Week", this celebration has become widely recognized in both Canada and the United States, based on the growth in the numbers of contract and temporary workers contributing to the skilled labour force in all industry sectors.

The celebration is supported by local dignitaries and Canada's Political leaders. ACSESS is proud of the endorsements received each year from the Prime Minister of Canada and Provincial Premiers.

ACSESS invited job candidates to share their exceptional experiences working with ACSESS members to secure work that helped them achieve their dreams. The 2017 Staffing for Canada "Exceptional Experience" Writing and Video Contest winners are below.

Winners of the 2017 Staffing for Canada "Exceptional Experience" Writing Contest

First place:
Erwin Vancotthem
Second place:
Rodel Capistrano
Mercer Bradley
Third place:
Lucy Wightwick
McNeil Nakamoto Recruitment Group

ACSESS is the single voice for promoting best practices and ethical standards for the recruitment, employment and staffing services industry in Canada. Its members provide a key service to businesses and offer a broad range of career coaching, planning and employment opportunities to their clients. For more information visit:

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Mary McIninch Executive Director, Government Relations
Phone: 905-826-6869 / Toll Free: 1-888-232-4962