Leading employment agencies in Canada by staffing revenue 2018

This statistic shows the leading staffing firms in Canada in 2018, by staffing revenue. Allegis Group and Adeco were the largest firms in Canada in that year, with staffing revenues of 777 million Canadian dollars and 771 million Canadian dollars respectively.

Staffing firms in Canada - additional information

Staffing firms provide the business service of searching for and hiring employees for a company. These can either be full time or temporary positions, with staffing indicating the hiring of low skilled employees, and recruitment for higher skilled and trained positions. A large part of the staffing industry is the temporary employment market. In 2017, temporary staffing in Canada had a market value of 8.5 billion Canadian dollars. The market value of the entire staffing industry was estimated to be around 360 million Canadian dollars more in that year, reaching 8.86 billion Canadian dollars.

In 2018, the second largest staffing firm in Canada was Adecco with revenue generated from staffing service reaching 771 million U.S. dollars. Headquartered in Switzerland, Adecco is a one of the largest employment services companies in the world. Adecco was founded in 1996 as a result of a merger between the firms Adia and Ecco. Today, the company has around 5,100 branches in more than 60 countries. In 2018, 18 percent of Adecco’s global revenue was generated in North America, making the region the company’s second largest market. France made the largest portion of the firm’s revenue that year with a share of 24 percent.

Leading staffing firms in Canada in 2018, by staffing revenue

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October 2019



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