Career Transition:

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  • Career planning and assessment
  • Resume development and optimization
  • Creating your professional online profile
  • Networking training and events
  • Interview preparation

Recruitment Solutions

Talent is more important than ever to the success of an organization. Not only do high-performing individuals have an impact on business culture, strategic decisions, and leadership, they have an exponential effect on an organization’s ability to attract more top talent. Great people choose to work with great people. By prioritizing the quality of your workforce, you have the potential to become a top-choice employer among the talent you strive to acquire.

No two organizations, nor any two roles, are the same. That’s why our recruitment solutions allow for flexibility in their application and design, while maintaining the same targeted and thorough recruitment process you’re accustomed to. We work with our clients to find a solution that works for you – not the other way around.

Optimum Talent Industry Media Centre

A Distinguished Leader in Executive Recruitment

Optimum Talent is recognized as a Distinguished Leader in Executive Recruitment by Hunt Scanlon’s Industry Media Center.

The Industry Media Center is an online resource designed to aid CHRO’s and Talent Recruitment Professionals in identifying executive search and recruitment firms that operate with the highest standard of professionalism and commitment to client excellence.

Our Approach


Define: We work with internal and external client stakeholders to develop an accurate and shared understanding of the role, establish timelines, and develop a clear communication plan. Next, we create a formal search profile to attract the right candidates.



Attract: After creating a customized sourcing strategy, we perform extensive market research to identify networks and sources of promising candidates. From that process we gain and share market intel and perception of the role and organization.


Assess: Once a benchmark list is developed, we evaluate qualified candidates to ensure that they meet the requirements of the position. We then conduct interviews with high potential candidates with a focus on competencies and cultural fit — narrowing the pool and creating a shortlist for the client.


Select: It is time for the client to meet and choose the right candidate. We assist our clients in conducting thorough interviews, selecting the final candidate and presenting an offer. Client’s are provided with 360-degree reference interviews and background checks.


Integrate: After the search is complete, we provide continued support to both the client and candidate by conducting regular follow-ups and offering leadership, assessment and development support when applicable.

Interim Search

The world doesn’t behave according to the plans and strategies we set out in boardroom meetings. When the unexpected creates a sudden gap in your talent or leadership pool, immediate action is required. Our interim management search services can provide you with executive and senior level talent in as little as five days, and on a contract basis.

By The Numbers

  • 3,500+  searches successfully completed
  • 13 offices across Canada
  • 250,000 prospective candidates in our recruitment database
  • 260 recruitment, leadership, and outplacement colleagues to serve you

Why Choose Optimum Talent?

We Listen: Your successful candidate not only has the right qualifications, but also must fit with your team and culture. That’s why the start of every recruitment engagement begins with us, listening to you.  We take the time to understand your needs.

We Research: Since we believe every client and engagement is unique, we research each role and industry to identify where your successful candidate might be.  We don’t just bring you an available candidate. You can do that yourself. We want to bring you the best candidate.

We Communicate: From the very beginning, you’ll always know where we are on your engagement because we’ll be regularly updating you on our progress. We will be sure to provide you with the market feedback and intelligence we gather along the way. We’re transparent about our approach.

We Respect Your Brand: We know how hard you’ve worked to build your reputation. We also know how hard we’ve worked to build our own. You can trust us to treat every candidate with respect. You can trust us to act with integrity.

Get In Touch

To learn more about why organizations choose Optimum Talent for their recruitment or interim management needs, please contact:

René Tardif, National Practice Leader
Phone 780.432.5490 ext. 4430 | Email

Samantha Wood, National Practice Leader
Phone 647.788.3227 | Email