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Ruari Spillane


Born in Ireland, Ruairi Spillane grew up in a family-run Bed & Breakfast near Killarney, where he was constantly interacting with guests from all over the world. Having studied a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and a Master’s in Financial Services, Ruairi worked in financial services in Dublin for three years until he was recruited to work in beautiful Vancouver in 2008.

Ruairi quickly adapted to the Canadian workplace but realized that lots of newcomers struggled to differentiate themselves and communicate their value to employers. Having observed the powerful impact of international migrants within multicultural Canada, he set up as an information website to empower newcomers. In 2012, he established his own recruitment agency in order to meet the needs of construction and engineering employers.

Ruairi’s strong people skills, technical competence. and lust for learning have helped him excel and to have set himself apart from many of the others in the recruitment industry. In his free time, Ruairi travels extensively and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and backcountry camping.

In 2019, Ruairi was was awarded Best Immigrant Entrepreneur at the 16th Annual Small Business BC Awards.


Maria Hasson


Originally from Ireland, Maria graduated with a degree in Quantity Surveying at the University of Ulster, Belfast, completing a one-year internship in Boston as part of her degree requirement. Maria traveled extensively in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand after graduating in 2008.

When an opportunity to work in Canada came her way, she jumped at the chance to experience life abroad and Canadian culture in 2009. With 10 years of Canadian experience Maria has gained expertise in estimating, quantity surveying, contract management and achieved her MRICS designation. Maria has robust industry knowledge and has been involved on a variety of commercial, residential high-rise, institutional, healthcare, mining and oil and gas projects and will be a great resource for both our local talent and newcomers.

Maria is well rehearsed in measurement, budget compilation, value engineering, CCDC contract documentation, and client interface. Her personable approach, eagerness, and technical skill set complements her ability to mentor candidates and understand the value they can provide to our clients and industry. Maria relates well with individuals making the move to a new country and can help overcome the challenges of finding the right career opportunity.

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Padraig McGinn

Project Manager, Infrastructure


The team at Outpost recruitment did a fantastic job preparing me for the overall pursuit on my next career step in infrastructure. From updating my resume to be more attractive to potential employers to giving good advice on how to sell myself during the interview process, they covered all the bases. With a vast knowledge of the construction industry and a wide network of contacts, I knew that the team at Outpost were focused on getting me into the right position at the right company for long term growth.

Alistair Walker

Project Engineer


I reached out to Ruairi and the Outpost team before relocating to Canada from the UK 5 years ago. This gave me invaluable local industry insight and coaching on how to sell myself in the Canadian market. Outpost was able to line up two job interviews with industry leading contractors. With the help of Outpost, both interviews resulted in job offers with a higher starting salary than I thought would be possible. 5 years later I am still working with the same company that I accepted the offer from; having enjoyed career development and advancement. My wife and I are very happy in Vancouver and I owe a lot to the mentoring, support and access that Outpost was able to provide in kick starting my professional arrival on the west coast.

Barbara Droghetti

Senior Design Manager


I engaged Outpost Recruitment when my previous employer discontinued operating in Canada. Coming from 12 years with a European General Contractor, Ruairi helped me understand the local job market, the different roles and the most suitable career paths for me. He provided an honest, collaborative approach helping me improve my resume and he was present and proactive through the whole recruitment process. He continued to support of my career in Canada after I was hired and I feel that I can always call on Ruairi for advice.