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We put our clients first

We partner with your human resources team to enhance your search for the right people to help build your business.

Headquartered in downtown Vancouver since 2012, we are a boutique agency with a solid business foundation and proven track record in providing quality, cost-effective recruitment solutions to construction and engineering clients across Canada.

Our clients include general contractors, engineering consultancies, developers, and subcontractors from coast to coast, who share the same passion for finding the best available hire for each position.

Since 2012, our team has been researching labour market requirements in Canada along with scanning international migration patterns to understand and fulfill future needs of employers. The solution to Canada’s labour market shortages requires a holistic approach that involves talent sourcing on a local and global basis. We’ve built our reputation on helping employers to source top talent locally and internationally, while also reducing hiring costs.

For Professionals

We take the time to really get to know our candidates. By understanding your skills, work experience and life goals, we work with you to find the role that defines your career.

For Employers

We have over 10 years of experience working closely with some of Canada's leading construction companies, helping you identify talents for projects all over Canada.

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Projects

We focus on providing professionals
 for the following types of projects:

Civil

  • Foundations
  • Earthworks
  • Site Services
  • Heavy Civil

Infrastructure

  • Municipal
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Water
  • Renewables
  • Power
  • Non-Process Infrastructure for Oil & Gas

Buildings

  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • High-Rise

Professionals

We specialize in the following roles:

Construction

  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Planner/Scheduler
  • Superintendent
  • Field Engineer
  • Estimator
  • Bid Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor/Project Controls
  • Commercial Manager
  • Certified Safety Officer (CSO)
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Engineering

  • Civil
  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Geotechnical
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Our experienced team provides a fresh, personalized approach to doing business. We make it our mission to understand your business and take a proactive approach in staying on top of what is happening in your market. Our ‘no nonsense’ approach means we listen, seek to understand, advise and communicate on progress. Bottom line: we can be counted on to deliver.

We believe in delivering value for money and winning your repeat business as you grow your team. At Outpost Recruitment we guarantee that our costs will remain competitive because we want to be your recruitment partner for the long term, not the short haul.

Headquartered in downtown Vancouver, we’ve been active in Canadian construction markets since 2012. We’re actively engaged with clients and candidates across Canada. We understand each location we recruit for, whether it’s urban or remote projects across Western Canada. From Alberta’s oil sands to Regina or Northern BC, we understand that every market is different, and not every market suits every recruit. We work with you to find the right employee to get the job done. We keep our fingers on the pulse of your industry with regular trips for client engagements, site visits, and trade shows.

Since 2012, Outpost Recruitment has been creating extensive connections in the Canadian construction industry. We strive to build long-lasting connections with top talent so they will come to us when they are ready for a change. We have worked with tier-one contractors, EPC/EPCM, engineering consultancies, and subcontractors across various disciplines to enhance our understanding of the industry. We conduct site visits across Canada to help us understand the markets we recruit into.

Local Network

With over a decade of experience recruiting talent in Canada, we have a vast network of candidates from coast to coast. We pride ourselves in identifying the best talent in every role—whether local or international. Each inbound newcomer to Canada brings innovation to the local market and gains local experience to further their strengths.

Being successful in recruitment is about being connected with the market, Outpost keeps current with the market by attending national conferences, active involvement with regional trade organizations, interacting daily with our valued clients and purposefully tracking the status of Canadian construction projects. Our candidates become our eyes and our ears in the marketplace as we continue to support their career progression after placement.

Global Reach,
Local Presence

In 2012, we set out with a clear vision to become an always-on resource for Canadian employers keen to expand their reach globally. We take pride in delivering unique and diverse high-quality candidates to our clients. With growing immigration levels in recent years, newcomers are the fastest growing source of talent and we believe that firms that can learn how to work with diverse multicultural teams will thrive as Canada grapples with labor shortages.

We have also developed a strong global network in order to scale quickly to meet your resource needs. We have a proven record in providing strong international candidates who are keen to move to Canada to progress their career.

We continue to enhance our selection of local candidates by identifying, filtering, and selecting the best talent that is planning a move to Canada. Powered by the Moving2Canada network, an information website that attracts more than five million visits annually, we scan global markets for you.

Through this award-winning website, we have tracked incoming talent since 2012. We allow our clients to tap into our massive network of established newcomers that are here in Canada. These candidates have typically gained valuable local experience, but slip under the radar of local agencies.

When we source internationally, we select candidates with strong communication skills who have gained experience on western construction methodologies. We have expert knowledge on immigration issues and logistics around international relocation. We source candidates through our website, a strong social media presence, international recruitment fairs, and referrals.

Company Background

Established in 2012 with a niche global focus to Canada’s labour shortages, we quickly realized that the perfect solution for our clients is having both a local and international focus. Our business has transitioned an international recruitment business focus towards combining both local and international talent to meet the needs of our clients.

We have developed a strong local network of talent, complementing our ability to recruit internationally and providing the optimal selection of qualified, highly skilled employees that your business requires.

Our local Canadian clients love us for our unique ability to identify inbound global talent which adds to Canada’s labor pool. Meanwhile, our global clients use Outpost to provide them with candidates who have local experience to compliment their global teams.

Having outgrown our initial international focus, we now have a unique dual offering to meet the needs of the Canadian construction sector.

The Moving2Canada network was established in 2011 with the goal of empowering new arrivals in Canada and those wishing to come with the crucial information they needed to be successful in Canada.

Our free self-service information portal provides over 450 articles on issues such as immigration, settlement, and employment.

Our website attracts over three million unique visitors per year from around the globe, with young professionals aged between 25-35 from the UK, Ireland, Australia, and the USA among the most regular visitors to the network.

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Sean Binns

Project Director

Kindred

My experience with Ruairi and Maria was outstanding, both in how personal and how professional they were in managing the complexity of an international relocation (from the UK). Ruairi and Maria made themselves constantly available, both as recruiters and as friends, to lean on with all manner of questions about both possible job opportunities, immigration and settlement dealt with. They were open, honest and transparent in their expectations and how they felt best to proceed, even when I was getting impatient, they stuck true to the cause and landed me a position I couldn't be happier with. I genuinely hold true that I would not be in Canada without them both, for which I will be forever grateful.

Miranda Gathercole

Proposal Manager

Aecon

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ruairi on both sides of his recruiting services – first as a candidate, and then as a hiring manager. In both cases, Ruairi has been extremely helpful and insightful. As a candidate, Ruairi shared with me his intimate knowledge of the Canadian construction industry and provided feedback on my resume. He listened to my wants and needs in a job and helped me find a new opportunity that was aligned to my career goals and skill set. Now as a hiring manger, Ruairi continues to help find qualified candidates to build out our team. I can trust that any candidate he sends me is well vetted and suitable for the role, and that their personality and career aspirations fit with the culture and team we have at our business.

Liam McFadden

Senior Estimator

Clark Builders

Finding challenging work in my field became difficult once the recession hit Ireland in 2009. After I decided on moving to Canada, I contacted Outpost Recruitment to kick-start my job hunt. Ruairi assisted me in transforming my resume and introduced me to three employers that were a fit for my experience. I trusted him to manage to my international job search, and he exceeded all expectations.