Established in 2012 as Moving2Canada Recruitment, we re-branded our agency in 2016 to account for the fact that we now specialize in local recruitment, in addition to our international recruitment experience. 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.
Having outgrown our initial international focus, we now have a unique dual offering to meet the needs of employers.
Meet the Founder
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 Moving2Canada.com 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.
Meet 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.
Moving2Canada.com information website
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.