Client Testimonials

Catherine C.
Administrative Supervisor,

Hamilton, ON

"I was originally looking for work for myself, and contacted Drake in Hamilton where I began working with Julia who was an absolute angel. When my company began looking to fill a role in administration, I immediately contacted Julia. Along with searching for candidates with the right skills and qualifications, Julia used the Drake P.3 personality assessment to find me a Candidate who would fit well within the team, based on everyone's personality and learning styles. We have since used Julia again to find us the perfect Candidates for other roles. Everyone we have hired with Drake has been an absolute dream. The payroll administrator Julia found us, has truly transformed the job, and made the role what it needed to be from the beginning. Her expertise has truly made a big impact on our organization and it does not go unnoticed. Being able to fill our roles quickly with the help of Drake, has dramatically lowered our turnover, by providing us with reliable, quality Candidates from the start. If you are looking for work, or looking for someone to work for you, Drake it the perfect agency to help you. They are thorough, and truly understand their Client’s and Candidate’s needs and skills."

Radika I. 
Client Services Manager
Toronto, ON

"Drake is a Niche vendor within our MSP with TD Bank. The quality of candidates, the commitment and the superb level of service I have received from Rosa Sacco my main point of contact at Drake. You will not be dissatisfied with the quality of candidates, commitment and overall experience you get from Drake International."

Roxanne L.
Call Centre Manager

Ottawa, ON

"The recruiters and managers took the time to visit our office. Seeing first hand our location, office set up, the software we use etc. allowed them to convey to the candidates a realistic picture of what to expect. Also, I value the fact that they keep in contact with me every few months. Beyond skills and aptitudes, what is very important for us is for the candidate to be the right "fit" in our environment. Each recruiter that we have dealt with took the time to note what qualities and background we are searching for and they have repeatedly presented only candidates with those qualities. The process of hiring is time consuming and leaving it to an organization like Drake that has so many resources allows us to focus on our existing employees. The candidates that have come for interviews have often commented on their own that the associates they dealt with at Drake were professional and organized. This definitely instills confidence. In my experience, the recruiters will work very closely with you to offer not only the best candidates but also the best hiring and HR solutions."

Nancy B., Bookkeeper,
Admin Asst To Sec-treasurer

Ottawa, ON

"I used Drake when I applied for my present job. They were very professional. Over all it has been great. The last placement was a savoir for us. She took so much stress off my plate. She is what kept our office running during my absent. Which meant we were able to keep our clients happy and severed. I like how the agents from Drake were not pushy, did their follow ups but never pushed as to when we would need someone. I know I will use Drake again for sure. Drake will find the right fit for your company. The placement will be an asset for sure."

Mayanne F., Director
Business Development & Marketing Godfrey-morrow Insurance & Insure my Ltd.
Calgary, AB

"When I had lunch with Rita and Lisa, I knew right away they had passion for their industry and the knowledge to back up what they promise. Our team from Drake has always provided us with quality applicants for our various departments. We have enjoyed working with Lisa, Rita and Owen very much. I would highly recommend the team I work with at Drake, advise the P3 is a great tool and is more often than not spot on to the applicant."

Jason F Mallet
Villa Food Ltd/St. Hubert

"The pre-screening of potential candidates done by the team at Drake is a real time saver. They only present the candidate determined by the criteria I set. And, they always adapt to my schedule for interviews."

Clare Lunnen
CSA Group

"There are a lot of recruiting agencies out there, but our company has continued to use Drake throughout the years. Drake has consistently provided us with dependable, courteous, speedy service. It makes my job as a recruiter much easier having Drake in the background to lean on. I can't say enough about them."

John Mullally
Director of Human Resources

Office Interiors

"First and foremost, I would like to thank you for all your help in coordinating the interviews for the candidates we met last week. It seems to be getting more difficult to find well-qualified applicants, but the individuals you forwarded to us met the skills and abilities criteria required for the role. Having the candidates pre-screened allows Office Interiors, and myself in particular, to focus on more macro and strategic matters, as opposed to having to spend time sifting through and reviewing a few hundred resumes. Out of the forwarded candidates, we have identified three to move forward through the selection process, and once the references are completed we foresee making an offer within the next few days. Again, thanks so much for your assistance in this important endeavour, and I look forward to working with you in the future."

Patty Scott
President of 
International Development
and Support Services Inc.

"International Development and Support Services (IDSS) is a niche accounting service provider to US based companies. As a highly specialized company finding the right staff is paramount to our continued success. During this past year, with Drake's help, I have had 3 excellent candidates placed within our organization. Drake spent time to get to know our company, our business and our corporate culture. As the owner of IDSS, I would not damage our unique and highly productive team by introducing a new employee who would not "fit". Drake understood that and took time with each one of our staffing requests to make sure they understood our needs and our desires. By utilizing tools like P3 for behavioural assessments, personality profiles and job profile analysis, Drake made candidate selection more scientific and from our perspective produced a 'best fit' solution. Drake maintained daily communication with me during the candidate selection process and continues to send emails and calls to make sure we are still satisfied with the people we hired and to let me know when she sees a candidate that has the skill sets, personality and attitude that says 'IDSS. IDSS has not only found a great staffing company, we have a valuable team member in our HR department. Drake has been a good company to do business with; a company who offered a "soup to nuts" solution to our staffing needs and I have not regretted inviting Drake onto our team when we have staffing requirements."

Bill Denyar
President & CEO

Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce

"Since 2006, Drake International has helped us fill three administrative assistant positions in our Moncton office. We appreciate the efficient service Drake has provided, the proficiency of its staff, and the ease of the company's on-line services."

Louisa Furtado
A&P Food Stores

"We have partnered with Drake for over 15 years! They always have a friendly live voice with great turnaround on filling those urgent needs!"

Drew Brims
Instant Custom Signs

"I wanted you to know that we've just hired a salesperson through your Mississauga branch. The service was excellent and all the candidates met our expectations. However, two stood head and shoulders above the rest and we were able to hire the candidate of choice. We expect this new person to take us to new heights in sales and profitability by securing business in areas we haven't tapped into. It was good to use the services of a company that purchases from us."

Steven Milbury
Sales Manager
Atlantic Business Interiors

"Atlantic Business Interiors is an organization with ever changing requirements. As we grow in the NB marketplace we struggle to find suitable candidates using the traditional methods. For the last 6 months I have dealing with Kristen Robinson at Drake, who has gone above and beyond when trying to find a candidate that will fit our culture. She conducts herself with the highest level of professionalism and is continuously provide me with the information I require when looking at possible candidates. Drake has proven to be my source for new employees when we are looking for talent. Kristen, Thank you for your hard work and I look forward to our ongoing relationship.

Kathryn Duncan
The Metropolitan Tea Company

"I have experienced 13+ years of efficient, honest and professional service. Thank you for helping us build a great team of employees!"

Sean Carney
City of Hamilton

"I have confidence in Drake because I have confidence in you and your team. You are SO professional and SO reliable in a world where sadly many people can't even spell either of those words let alone understand what they mean! You make my job easier because I can assure my clients that their request will be filled when we contact Drake."

Nancy Connelly
Bell Internet Management Services

"As an ex contract employee I was provided the chance to work with Drake several years ago to recruit contracted employees for the Sympatico contract. 10 years later….working for Bell Internet Management Services as the Human Resources Manager and having the chance to work with Drake again, gave me an opportunity to see how much Drake had progressed within the years. Getting the opportunity to work with Drake in the year 2006 was satisfactory. Drake's involvement in recruiting for Bell Internet Management Services in the beginning of the year 2009 was extraordinary. Providing Drake a short period of time to be able to recruit close to 30 new employees was challenging. From the beginning Drake was involved and very much engaged to my needs. Their interest in serving BIMS to the best of their abilities was evident from day one. Providing Drake feedback is very effortless, as it is received openly and very easily noticed that it is utilized. Always inquiring if I was pleased with the candidate's qualifications, demonstrated to me that Drake was focusing on my objectives. Drake executes accordingly to meet my goals. I am happy to be a Drake client."

Danica Lacroix Joanis
HR Coordinator

Chubb Edwards

"I wanted to touch base with you concerning the search to fill our bilingual positions. Carlisa has done a great job at responding to any of my inquiries in a very timely manner as well as always being available to take my calls. Her level of service has been greatly appreciated and has made the recruitment process a very enjoyable one. If in the future, if we require any further recruitment help, I will definitely be reaching out to your agency due to the great service I have received from Carlisa in the past couple of weeks."

Geoff Stoker-Lavelle
Senior Director
International Logistics and Development


"Thanks for all your help guys. The people we've hired from Drake to date are all superstars."

R McCurdy
Director, Human Resources


"I just want to tell you that our first impression of Drake International has been terrific. Your response time and the quality of candidates that you have sent to us for review have been right on the mark. My only regret is that we have not partnered with you before now!"

Patti W,
Hamilton, Ontario

“If you're looking for a recruitment firm that listen to what YOU want, look no further. Drake will take the time to get to know your company, it's culture and what you are looking for in potential candidates. It is refreshing to have a firm that supplies qualified candidates for either permanent or temporary work. The staff at Drake are professional and personable. They are always available to take a call or return one in a timely manner. They make you feel like you're their only client. Drake is my go-to for all our recruitment needs.”

Richard B., Plant Superintendent - Cornwall

“Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for keeping our needs in mind! The fact that you have been able to find employee’s for us during this time is much appreciated. Matt is doing very good, as well as Stephanie. Pam had a good start on her first day as well. Roy’s resume leads me to believe he will do well also. Thanks again!” 

Siobhan Coady,
HR & Operational Officer, Canada Royal Milk

Regarding our move from Norwest to Venture Dr. on Monday. I don’t think you could have picked a better group of workers for the job. They were on time, inquisitive, hard-working, professional, pleasant and very efficient. Even with a couple of delays, an elevator that we could not use – forcing use of the stairs, they were about getting what needed to be done – done.

Garth Hiles
Director, Supply Chain Logistics
Overwaitea Food Group

"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."

Rob Hryciuk
RSC Manager
Sobeys Edmonton

"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."

Gerry O.

Turf King Hamilton

"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."

Dania P.
Human Resources Assistant

South West Community Care Access Center

"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."

Chris M.
Terminal Manager

"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."

Stephan S.
Operations Manager

"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."

Kevin E.
Site Manager

"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."

Jeff L.
Senior HR Generalist

"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."

Nick W.
Branch Management

"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."

Steve Reynolds, Site Manager
Tomlinson Environmental Services Ltd

"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."

Julie L. Clément
Human Resources Supervisor Sepracor

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

Debbie Weaver
Human Resources Manager

Perth Soap Manufacturing Inc.

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

Ingrid Christou
Nestlé Canada

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

Lori Kent
Office Administrator

General Maintenance Contractors

"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."

Deanne Dobrosky
DHL Global Forwarding Ltd.

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

M. Anspikian
Great-West Life Assurance Company

"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!"

Kjerstyn T., Account Executive  Calgary, Alberta

“I just want to take a brief moment to call out some Kudos to one of the young ladies I had the privilege of working with today, Crystal! I had left a message on Crystal’s voicemail and quite honestly was not expecting a call back on a Friday. Crystal reached out returning my call and she was amazing! She walked me through what needed to be done and explained everything clearly since my situation is new to me on the billing process for this company. Crystal walked me through this whole thing and had the patience of a saint! We came up with a game plan and we are good to go. This whole COVID-19 thing going on has everyone on edge … and let me tell you she was a breath of fresh air. Her humor, patience and understanding went a very long way today so I say THANK YOU! Crystal is a ROCK STAR! Please know that you have a true asset with this young lady. She made her outstanding customer care a standard today, not the exception.” 

Brenda Chapman
Director of Human Resources

Specialized Packaging

"Specialized Packaging embraced the Drake P3 Profiling Tool approximately one year ago. Right from the outset, we found the staff knowledgeable and professional. They took the time to ensure that we fully understood not only the tool capabilities, but also the many ways we could benefit as an organization through utilization of the tool. The initial training was well organized and presented. And, the ongoing service we receive is timely and helpful. Recruitment and ongoing staff development are critical to the success of our business and we have come to appreciate this tool as a very important component of our H.R. Management System. I recommend the Drake P3 Profiling Tool as a tool that pays for itself with the accuracy of information it provides."

Sharon Rupal
Director, Human Resources

OpenRoad Auto Group Ltd.

"Drake P3 behavioural based assessment system is helping us to recruit and retain top talent. We are very pleased with the tool and the level of support provided by Drake International during the implementation of the system."

Michael Tominac
KONE Canada

"I was originally looking for work for myself, and contacted Drake in Hamilton where I began working with Julia who was an absolute angel. When my company began looking to fill a role in administration, I immediately contacted Julia. Along with searching for candidates with the right skills and qualifications, Julia used the Drake P.3 personality assessment to find me a Candidate who would fit well within the team, based on everyone's personality and learning styles. We have since used Julia again to find us the perfect Candidates for other roles. Everyone we have hired with Drake has been an absolute dream. The payroll administrator Julia found us, has truly transformed the job, and made the role what it needed to be from the beginning. Her expertise has truly made a big impact on our organization and it does not go unnoticed. Being able to fill our roles quickly with the help of Drake, has dramatically lowered our turnover, by providing us with reliable, quality Candidates from the start. If you are looking for work, or looking for someone to work for you, Drake it the perfect agency to help you. They are thorough, and truly understand their Client’s and Candidate’s needs and skills."

Sarah Zomer
Sr. Program Analyst

Cancer Care Ontario

"In the past year our team has grown significantly and we thought a DrakeP3 assessment might be a good team-building exercise as well as act as a professional development workshop. We had 20 people attend a ½ day workshop that was customized for our unique team in the health care industry. The P3 assessment met all of our expectations, we all strongly agreed that Laura Plant was a knowledgeable presenter and was engaging. In a team survey conducted after the workshop, 50% of us agreed that the P3 report was an accurate reflection of our personalities, while the other 50% strongly agreed. This is quite high for survey results, needless to say that the workshop helped our new team better understand our strengths and weaknesses within ourselves and as a group."

"I would recommend Laura Plant and the Drake P3 and if you like any further details about the customize workshop that was put together for us I would be pleased to provide them."

Martin Traub-Werner

Raybec Communications

"I found DrakeP3 to be a valuable tool to help me better understand the dynamic of my organization and select individuals to join our team. I leveraged P3 to better understand the personality styles of my candidates and how they would fit with our existing team. P3 also helped me predict success of these individuals and pointed out areas for me to pay particular attention to. Working with this tool helped me make the right hiring decisions and effectively integrate new members into our organization. Laura is a true expert in the area of personality assessments and talent management. She provides valuable insights that help me in my decisions and efforts to build a successful, strong team."