Celebrating 70 years of improving careers and businesses around the globe

In 2021, Drake International celebrated our 70th anniversary. It has been a fascinating journey from a tiny two-man operation in Winnipeg to the successful multinational company we are today:

In 1951, just two years out of university, Jim Shore and Bill Pollock co-founded what would become Drake International.

"We started out focused on helping organizations to improve their productivity through workforce measurement, then quickly moved into providing a host of flexible and permanent staffing solutions". -Bill Pollock

Bill Pollock, Jackie Shore and Jim Shore

Bill Pollock and Ron Urwin

From our first, small location in Winnipeg, Drake quickly expanded offering our solutions to more and more organizations who wanted them. Now, 70 years later we operate in 11 countries around the globe.


Drake is honored to be associated with the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business having donated to assist in its creation.

University of Manitoba

Alumni Award

Solving people problems are where we excel. Even small improvements within an organization will have a compounding effect or exponential impact on your company's bottom line. To assist you, we have created a robust suite of Talent Management Solutions and Technologies that will do just that. We can handle all or part of your HR needs - driving organizational effectiveness and business improvement. We also help job seekers make meaningful career changes, provide them with informative tips and hints on how they can break away from the pack and help them find a job they will truly love.

Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of clients, candidates and temporary staff who have supported us over this fantastic journey and have trusted us with your business. We look forward to continuing to do our absolute best to serve you better in the coming years.

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