Canadian staffing industry total market size 2014-2020

This statistic shows the total market size of the staffing industry in Canada from 2014 to 2018 and gives projections for 2019 and 2020. In 2018, the staffing industry in Canada had a market size of 9.4 billion Canadian dollars; this value is forecasted to rise to 10.3 billion Canadian dollars in 2020.

Staffing industry in Canada - additional information

The staffing industry facilitates the process of attracting, selecting and hiring new employees for an organization. Staffing firms generally differ from recruitment companies, as the former tends to deal with hiring low level or blue collars workers for full time or temporary work, while the latter focuses on the searching for and hiring full time management and skilled positions.

One of the largest aspects of the Canadian staffing industry is temporary staffing. In 2017, temporary staffing generated 8.6 billion Canadian dollars, this value is forecasted to grow annually to reach 9.2 billion Canadian dollars in 2019.

According to Statcan, Canada’s governmental statistics platform, the revenue generated by all employment services in Canada has grown from 12.39 billion Canadian dollars in 2012 to 16.2 billion Canadian dollars in 2018. In this industry, the leading staffing firm in Canada in 2018 was Adecco, with 777 million Canadian dollars in revenue. Adecco is a Swiss-based staffing firm which operates throughout the world. Founded in 1996, the company now has over 5,100 branches in over 60 countries. The second largest firm in Canada was Randstad, which generated 771 million Canadian dollars in 2018. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company operates in 39 countries and employs almost 30,000 people worldwide.

Market size of the staffing industry in Canada from 2014 to 2020

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures calculated by Statista based on the percentages provided by the source. 2019 and 2020 values are projections. Values up to 2018 were taken from previous editions.

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