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ACSESS Celebrates: Staffing for Canada Week 2020 June 1-7, 2020

Staffing for Canada Week 2020
June 1-7, 2020

Staffing for Canada Week Celebrates
the Industry that Annually Leads Two Million Job Seekers to Work

ACSESS announces exceptional staffing experience contest winners from Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario

MISSISSAUGA – June 1, 2020 – From June 1 to 7, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) and its 1,500 member offices celebrate Staffing for Canada Week to recognize the $15 billion industry’s more than 500,000 employees and the two million job seekers they place each year. 

In 2020 the Covid-19 crisis has had a huge impact on the economy and jobs across Canada.  Industry leaders within ACSESS, have been working extremely hard to bring Canadians safely back to work.

“Last year our members, which include established recruiting, executive search and staffing service firms, placed more than 600,000 candidates and generated approximately 80 per cent of the staffing industry’s overall revenue in Canada,” says Mary McIninch, Executive Director, ACSESS.  “ACSESS members place ‘just in time’ candidates of all career levels in temporary to full-time positions, which are a strategic fit for the client’s business and the job seeker’s needs.  Flexible workforce solutions help startups to enterprise firms address unexpected business growth, assess fit before hiring, access scarce skill-sets, fill long-term or unanticipated absences or meet special project/seasonal needs.” 

ACSESS works with its members to reinforce best practices, ethical standards and workplace safety through professional development, a members’ code of ethics, safety group, a thorough certification program and other initiatives. It also advocates for balanced legislation and keeps members on top of changes to protect the mutual interests of their organization, clients and candidates.

To mark Staffing for Canada Week, ACSESS invited its members’ candidates and field workers to enter an ‘Exceptional Experience Contest’ and share their experience via writing or video. 

“Our members’ professionalism and attention to candidates’ needs and preferences is reflected in the submissions received from throughout Canada,” says McIninch. “I’m pleased to congratulate all of the winners. Our first place winner Artem Krutilin, from Winnipeg, MB, wrote about his exceptional experience with Marnie Todd, Senior Recruiting Manager at Staffmax Staffing & Recruiting.”  Artem relocated from Europe and originally began his job search in Toronto; but ended up connecting with Marnie and landing his dream job in Winnipeg MB.  Read more

Second Place: Alan Mares Michaud from Calgary, AB,  a Canadian citizen, who had been living outside of Canada for 7 years and moved back to Canada to begin a new experience.  He wrote about his exceptional experience with Steven Trottier, Director Temporary Recruitment at TAG Recruitment Group.  Read more

Third Place: Parthivumar Lad, from Mississauga, ON who recalled his exceptional experience with recruiter Megha Sharma of Adecco.  In his video Parthivumar describes his experience applying for a new role with Adecco.  Upon reading his resume the Adecco recruiter encouraged him to apply for a better role more suited to his skills – which he successfully obtained. Watch video

ACSESS began to record case study examples about some of its members’ candidates/employees in its Champion feature, which is here on its website.  

First introduced in Edmonton in 1980 as ‘National Temporaries’ Week,’ Staffing for Canada Week has become widely recognized in both Canada and the United States, based on the growing number of contract and temporary workers who contribute to the skilled labour force, in all industry sectors.

The celebration is endorsed by local dignitaries and Canada’s political leaders – from provincial premiers to our Prime Minister, for the staffing industry’s key role in our economy.

As the national voice of recruiting, employment and staffing services industry, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) leads Canada to work. ACSESS advances best practices and ethical standards for the $15 billion staffing industry through advocacy, government relations, professional development, certification, resources and research. Its members provide key services to businesses and offer a broad range of career coaching, planning and employment opportunities to employees. For more information, visit:

For Further Information: 
Mary McIninch, BA. LLB. Executive Director, Government Relations, 905-826-6869 / 1-888-232-4962,