WE ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIPS.

Work with Us

As one of our Nation’s Capitals most experienced Staffing and Professional Service firms, Portage Personnel is committed to developing numerous, long-standing relationships with many of the best and brightest professionals in the industry today.

Since 1975, we have built our business on integrity, expertise and a commitment to excellence to both our clients and candidates. Using our in-depth assessment techniques and extensive network of contacts, you can be assured that we will find the right career opportunity for you.

LOOKING FOR NEW
OPPORTUNITIES?

At Portage Personnel, we believe in a down-to-earth,
straight-forward approach with a genuine willingness to work together.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

INTEGRITY.

COMMITMENT.

EXCELLENCE.

Unlike other employment agencies, we do more than simply collect resumes. We invest the time needed to really get to know each applicant — going beyond a simple skills assessment to uncover your goals, interests, and passions.

That’s why we uphold and pledge the following principles:

The Opportunity

We’ll conduct a careful assessment of each opportunity by gathering information relating to the organizations’ goals; strategies and culture, which often leads to more challenging and rewarding placements.

Your Resume

Should your goals and qualifications ideally match an opportunity received, our Registered Professional Recruiters® will assist you in preparing your resume, ensuring your skills and experiences are best reflected.

The Interview

When selected for the interview, we will help you prepare. After the interview, we’ll work with you to prepare an appropriate thank you. In the event you are unsuccessful, we will happily provide you with a debriefing.

We are always looking for new talent in the following areas:

Human Resources + Organizational Development

  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Organizational Design and
  • Classification Consultant
  • Employment Equity Consultant
  • Employee Relation Consultant
  • Compensation Consultant
  • HR Information System Consultant
  • Leadership Development Consultant
  • Stang Consultant
  • HR Policy Development Consultant
  • HR Assistant Consultant

Business Consulting + Change Management

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Continuity Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Process Consultant
  • Change Management Consultant
  • Needs Analysis and Research
  • Consultant
  • Business Architect
  • Evaluation Services Consultant
  • Performance Measurement Consultant

Project Management + Quality Assurance

  • Project Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Project Leader/Executive
  • Project Planner
  • Quality Assurance/Management
  • Specialist
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Project Monitor

Marketing + Communications

  • Editor
  • Marketing
  • Media Monitor
  • Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Communications Consultant

Information + Knowledge Management (IM/KM)

  • Data Conversion Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Modeller/IM Modeller
  • IM Architect
  • Network Analyst
  • Platform Analyst
  • Storage Architect
  • System Administrator
  • Technical Architect
  • Technology Architect
  • Knowledge Management Consultant
  • Information/Records Management/Recordkeeping Specialist

INTERESTED IN A CONTRACT OR PERMANENT CAREER OPPORTUNITY?
IF SO, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND TELL US
ABOUT YOURSELF.

Sarah

“Great placement agency that treat you like a person and not just a another contract!
Thanks for everything guys!”

Sarah

Lorne

“Every time I speak with the team at Portage Personnel I feel much better and much more positive about my ongoing job hunt (which can be a mighty depression causing experience some days). I have to add that even when I don’t fully qualify for the positions Portage has available, its reassuring to know this company is keeping an eye out for all possible opportunities.

I fully agree with Ms. Jones – they do treat you like a person…and call you back!”

Lorne

Andre

“There is Portage Personnel and then there is all the rest. A multi-generation family run company where integrity and care are ingrained in every daily interaction. I truly felt supported and in good hands at all times knowing that they had my best interests at the forefront.

I have been placed in an area where the job is extremely interesting and challenging and I am joining a great team of diverse individuals.”

Andre
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Sophie

“To be honest, I feel at *home* with Portage :).”

Sophie

Rachel

“My experience working for Paul was entirely positive. He was able to secure contracts for me that suited my qualifications and expertise. His knowledge of the government system is vast, and he was highly efficient and competent at his job.

I recommend Portage Personnel to anyone who wishes to conduct contract work.”

Rachel

Michel

“I truly meant every word I stated and find your professionalism at the highest standard. I have worked for various agency in this city and in Toronto and can tell you it is the first time that I enjoy working with one and hope to continue our association.”

Michel
Ottawa

Greg

“By honoring your commitment you are showing that you and Portage Personnel are an organization I would want to work with in the future.”

Greg

Lorne 2

“I’ve been dealing with the Portage team for almost a year as part of a wide-ranging job hunt and I’ve had a great experience. The team (including Donna, Paul, and Jenni) have been sincere about connecting me with the right opportunities and they have worked hard to ensure that I am well supported.

For example, during the short-term contract at Western Economic Diversification the Portage crew were regularly checking in and they ensured I had what I needed to have a successful experience.”

Lorne

Alyssa

“If all companies treated their clients with the care and attention that Portage Personnel did, staffing would be a much more positive experience for candidates and contractors alike.”

Alyssa
GLOBAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Maxime

“As Human Resource experts Portage Personnel are exceptional in understanding their clients. I find Portage Personnel to be a family business managed with the right values.”

Maxime
PROJECT MANAGER

Sarah

“Great placement agency that treat you like a person and not just a another contract!
Thanks for everything guys!”

Sarah

Greg

“By honoring your commitment you are showing that you and Portage Personnel are an organization I would want to work with in the future.”

Greg

Sophie

“To be honest, I feel at *home* with Portage :).”

Sophie

Lorne

“Every time I speak with the team at Portage Personnel I feel much better and much more positive about my ongoing job hunt (which can be a mighty depression causing experience some days). I have to add that even when I don’t fully qualify for the positions Portage has available, its reassuring to know this company is keeping an eye out for all possible opportunities.

I fully agree with Ms. Jones – they do treat you like a person…and call you back!”

Lorne

Andre

“There is Portage Personnel and then there is all the rest. A multi-generation family run company where integrity and care are ingrained in every daily interaction. I truly felt supported and in good hands at all times knowing that they had my best interests at the forefront.

I have been placed in an area where the job is extremely interesting and challenging and I am joining a great team of diverse individuals.”

Andre
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Rachel

“My experience working for Paul was entirely positive. He was able to secure contracts for me that suited my qualifications and expertise. His knowledge of the government system is vast, and he was highly efficient and competent at his job.

I recommend Portage Personnel to anyone who wishes to conduct contract work.”

Rachel

Michel

“I truly meant every word I stated and find your professionalism at the highest standard. I have worked for various agency in this city and in Toronto and can tell you it is the first time that I enjoy working with one and hope to continue our association.”

Michel
Ottawa

Lorne 2

“I’ve been dealing with the Portage team for almost a year as part of a wide-ranging job hunt and I’ve had a great experience. The team (including Donna, Paul, and Jenni) have been sincere about connecting me with the right opportunities and they have worked hard to ensure that I am well supported.

For example, during the short-term contract at Western Economic Diversification the Portage crew were regularly checking in and they ensured I had what I needed to have a successful experience.”

Lorne

Alyssa

“If all companies treated their clients with the care and attention that Portage Personnel did, staffing would be a much more positive experience for candidates and contractors alike.”

Alyssa
GLOBAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Maxime

“As Human Resource experts Portage Personnel are exceptional in understanding their clients. I find Portage Personnel to be a family business managed with the right values.”

Maxime
PROJECT MANAGER

FAQs

Why Should I work with Portage Personnel?

Unlike many of our competitors who simply collect then add resumes to a database, we invest the time necessary to get to know each applicant.

We’re dedicated to developing strong, working relationships, by educating, informing and involving you in each step of the hiring process. We’ll take the time to explain the benefits of working with us and answer any questions you may have.

I’m not actively looking to make a career move; why should I speak to your Professional Recruiter?

If you’re not looking for a career change and we reach out to you, consider having a conversation. You never know when you might need a recruiter in the future and establishing a pro-active relationship will make it easier when you do need us.

Why are regular follow ups so important?

Following up is a vital part of our partnership with you. Throughout our relationship, stay in touch regularly; communicate any changes you may have regarding experience, career status or goals. Staying in touch also helps us think of you quickly for openings that match your background.

How often are new opportunities posted?

We post new opportunities regularly, so we recommend you visit our site frequently to check out our latest updates.

Why is salary information not listed on every job posting?

All of our opportunities require differing levels of experience and skills. Often we’re required to keep salary information confidential. We will present salary information to the candidates meeting our client requirements prior to the client presentation.

If I am a registered candidate do I need to re apply for a position advertised on the website?

As you are a registered candidate you need not re-apply for positions. If you meet the mandatory criteria listed in the position we will definitely get in touch with you. However if you see a position advertised and you believe you do meet the requirements and would like to be considered please contact our office directly. Please note your resume must demonstrate how you meet the mandatory criteria required.

What is a Security Clearance?

A security clearance is a certification granted by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD) of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Why do I need to duplicate my security clearance with Portage Personnel when I already have one?

With recent changes within Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD) of PWGSC, all security clearances must be duplicated, and held, by the organization awarded the contract for services.

Why do I need fingerprints?

Fingerprints are requested for reasons including but not limited to:

  • An out of country check is required;
  • If the applicant has a very common name;
  • If the applicant has had a criminal conviction;
  • There is no cost for the clearance application with our firm but there is a cost for fingerprints.

If fingerprints are required to complete your background check, Portage Personnel will contact you with further information.

Does my security clearance expire?

Security clearances are valid for ten years and are subject to cancellation by Public Works or at the request of the sponsoring organization if they are not in use.
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