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Client Testimonials

See what some of our clients are saying about the impact we've had on their organizations.

"I just wanted to drop you a note on the exceptional work that Jamie as Branch Manager in Edmonton office has done. As you know we sat down and discussed building a relationship with Drake international for our new Edmonton distribution center back in the late summer. The work that Jamie has done to cover our lumping needs has been outstanding. Jamie and his team are considered in the overall success we have had with this complex new start up. In closing I just wanted again to thank you for delivering on your promise to become our #1 preferred in house lumping service. I look forward to doing more business with you in the future."

Garth Hiles,
Director, Supply Chain Logistics,
Overwaitea Food Group

"Drake has been a big player in the swamping service arena and has worked towards making improvements, listening to customer feedback and staying connected to their customers."

Rob Hryciuk,
RSC Manager,
Sobeys Edmonton

"The manager at the time Terry went through the process, asked a lot of questions as to what we needed in terms of qualifications, timing, hours of work, etc We have used Drake a couple of season for temporary help with lawn care. With Drake, we are able to concentrate on other matters and to leave the hiring of temporary help to Drake. I can only speak to the temporary labour market, but Drake seem to have the process of providing peace of mind labour help in a timely manner."

Gerry O., Owner

Turf King Hamilton

Hamilton, ON

"I was new to the city and started working with placement agencies. I applied to a job on-line, that was through the Drake Toronto West office. I received this job, which to this day I still call my "forever" job. I couldn't be happier with Drake's help. On top of having my own personal success with Drake, our company has been using Drake for a while, for most of our temporary roles, and some permanent roles, when we are unable to fill them ourselves. We also use Drake for testing of administrative skills. Being a Candidate first, I know that Drake takes Candidate skills very seriously. They work with the Candidate and Client to find the best match possible. They matched me to a perfect role, so I can trust that the Candidates they are putting forward for our roles have been properly screened. I always tell everyone looking for work, including my own family and friends, to connect with Kim Benn. She takes the time to understand her Candidates and find the best fit."

Dania P., Human Resources Assistant

South West Community Care Access Center

Toronto, ON

"We were having a difficult time finding staff, Drake was a great option. When I put my request in for a new staff member, Drake came through every time. Drake took the time to listen to my business needs and matched me up with the person they had that met my requirements, they didn't just send me a body. By using Drake, all of my business needs were met, allowing me to focus on other areas. Drake is not a company that just wants to make a buck, they are here to partner up with your company and they want to see your company succeed."

Chris M., Terminal Manager

Calgary, AB

"Julia Peterson, who is the Drake Branch Manager for Hamilton is an amazing person. She is able to provide me with the right staff member to accommodate my need. She has, on very short notice, been able to fill a position. She always follows up with a call to confirm if I am satisfied with the work being done. Julia is a professional, who does her job well."

Barbara C., Coordinator Patients Account
Hamilton, ON

"When Sylvie first approached me she was extremely kind and very professional. Out of all the agencies I go through the Drake crews are the better workers and most punctual. They contribute to each and every job I get them on. Some even tend to out work my own guys. Working here with the Ottawa office (Sylvie and Joanne) has been just fantastic."

Stephan S., Operations Manager

Ottawa, ON

"Our company has been using Drake for quite some time, and the candidates they sent for interviews all met the criteria we were looking for. The position we hire requires a lot of attention to fine detail the candidates have been quick to learn a difficult process. If you identify your needs correctly, they can work with you to find qualified individuals for every position."

Kevin E., Site Manager

Toronto, ON

"Drake has been a long term vendor with us, and we have always been happy to continue on the relationship. I understand that the industry you are in is very competitive -- I often get 10 calls a week to use other agency's - but always really value our partnership with Drake. The relationship we have formed with Drake is great, and your response to turn around time is outstanding! What really helps is that Kim, our consultant, understands our culture and is always able to find talent that fits. The influx of great talent and amazing people you have supplied us with, has really helped us up our game in our industry. Drake has the resources and tools of a large company, but always delivers the personalized service at an individual level. Our contact Kim is amazing; her communication is always timely and consistent."

Jeff L., Senior HR Generalist

Toronto, ON

"One of our top sales staff members at the branch originally started with us as a temporary driver through Drake. I took that as a good sign and decided to use Drake for our future temporary staffing needs at the branch level. After unsuccessfully being able to fill the spot during normal work hours I received a phone call from my Drake representative at 9pm letting me know the spot would be filled for the next morning. That to me was a sign of how dedicated Drake was to our staffing needs. With Drake's help we are able to continually meet our customers’ needs and continue to offer them the value they expect from us. Amanda Giglio has been my Drake rep from day one. She fully understands my staffing needs and continues to deliver time and time again. She is the major reason I am comfortable with continuing to use Drake. You won't be disappointed. I have permanently hired multiple members of our current full time staff from sales people to drivers after having them as temporary workers from Drake."

Nick W., Branch Management

Toronto, ON

"My experiences with the staff at my local Drake office have always been professional, and pleasurable. They go above and beyond in helping solve my temporary labour needs. I even had one position that required Drake to meet several needs and concerns and they took the time to research and develop a plan so I could fill that position. I most definitely would recommend my local Drake office to fill any labour needs."

Steve Reynolds, Site Manager
Tomlinson Environmental Services Ltd.

"We have been using Drake for a few months and have been extremely happy with the efficient, personal and professional services they provide."

Julie L. Clément, Human Resources Supervisor Sepracor

"Drake always supplied employees in a timely manner. When you need someone in a hurry, Drake is your agency."

Debbie Weaver, Human Resources Manager
Perth Soap Manufacturing Inc.

"The Drake website allows me instance access to our invoices and timesheets. No other personnel company offers this very valuable service. Great work Drake!"

Ingrid Christou
Nestlé Canada

"Drake International has effectively provided General Maintenance Contractors with temporary employees for the past 7 years. They have always provided us with prompt, courteous service at competitive rates and are able to tailor to our daily demanding schedule to meet all of our employment needs. The quality of employees sent to us on a regular basis is outstanding coupled with professionalism and ability to know exactly what we are looking for when we call is a contributing factor in the high level of service we receive."

Lori Kent, Office Administrator
General Maintenance Contractors

"Drake is most efficient and has a great supply of workers."

Deanne Dobrosky
DHL Global Forwarding Ltd.

"It has been a pleasure working with you. You have been able to have such a quick turnaround time for our requests that it has helped our business leaders greatly! I wish you all the best in your career and wanted to say thank you for the assistance you provided to us over the past few months. Thanks!"

M. Anspikian
Great-West Life Assurance Company

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