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AltisHR Overview

Ottawa, ON
51 to 200 employees
1989
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
altisHR is a recognized leader in the delivery of recruitment and staffing services in the Greater Toronto Area, Western Canada and the National Capital Region. We place qualified job seekers in temporary, contract and permanent positions within Accounting and Finance ... Read more

AltisHR – Why Work With Us?


altisHR is one of Canada’s top recruitment and staffing companies. Every year, our team fills more than 8,500 temporary, contract and permanent positions in Toronto, North York, Mississauga, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver.

We’re the primary or exclusive supplier to most of Canada’s top employers. By providing the most skilled resources available in the shortest turnaround time, we’ve won hundreds of loyal clients within a wide range of industries - insurance, legal, not-for-profit, hi-tech, construction, health, scientific, management and more.

Our passion for staffing has also made us the largest staffing supplier to the Government of Canada, the Government of the Province of Ontario, and numerous crown corporations. Combined with our key standing offers and supply arrangements — including Temporary Help Services (THS) standing offer/supply arrangement and Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) — it all adds up to more opportunities for the candidates we represent.

We’ve built a reputation for excellence by placing qualified, professional candidates in a wide range of administrative support, accounting/finance, IT and senior specialized roles. It’s why virtually every client organization we serve keeps coming back.

About our Firm

  • Founded in 1989

  • 100% Canadian owned and operated

  • Platinum Club Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Awards Program

  • More than 150 internal employees

  • Rapid, thorough online testing

  • Security clearance processing for federal government placements


Working Here

altisHR is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 13 years in a row. We are 100% Canadian owned and operated and we are committed to a diverse work environment. We pride ourselves on our high quality service nationwide that is genuine and transparent. Because of this, we have created 8,000 placements last year within I.T., Management, Accounting and Administration.

Our stellar team is what makes us successful. We are a group of passionate business people who bring their A game every day. We work hard to build a positive and energetic community of friends and a culture based on collaboration and respect. Plus, our executive team is 90% female.

The perks? We hold an annual rewards program every year that culminates in a team shopping spree. Our work anniversaries really matter – we celebrate your accomplishments and support your career goals. We offer Happy Days for you to rejuvenate and competitive vacation packages. Our offices are cubicle free – everyone gets their own office space. We host great holiday parties, including rooftop bars and spas! 

Our Learning Program is second to none. We have a custom Learning Hub with access to hundreds of industry and professional development courses. We offer 100+ hours of one-on-one coaching and the opportunity to attend courses, conferences, fairs and networking events. Our Office-Exchange Program allows you to work from other locations across Canada.

We believe in your career progression – with us! Our consultants have the potential to earn an over six figure income. Our leaders grow from within our firm, generally within 4 years. This growth offers advantages such as greater flexibility and vacation. We conduct stay interviews regularly to understand and action each person’s unique path. We believe in investing in our employees.

PROUD TO BE 100% CANADIAN-OWNED

When we give back to our community, our goal is to make a real impact. Whether we’re helping disadvantaged kids enjoy the experience of summer camp, providing healing tools for mental health or giving basic shelter to international refugees in crisis, our support stems from a commitment to enhance the lives of others.

SOME OF THE CAUSES WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT INCLUDE:

  • Prostate Cancer – Through our company’s annual Hockey Pool, the support of our participants and corporate sponsors, we have donated more than $145,000 to help fund research trials that help men suffering from Advanced Prostate Cancer. Toni’s Hockey Pool 2017-18 season raised a grand total of $13,422. Our hope is that the active research taking place in Canada will be the key to turning off the prostate cancer gene.
    In addition our team supports Movember.

  • Christie Lake Camp - As a childhood Christie Lake camper, one of our company’s co-founders knows how going to camp can build lifelong confidence and skills. That’s why we send 12 kids to camp every summer, and made a special donation of six new canoes in 2014.

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - The Aboriginal Services Program provides clinical services to Aboriginal people through traditional songs, observances and dancing. We’ve provided materials for this cultural approach to healing, including materials for hand drums, smudging kits, plants and pow wow events.

  • YMCA Greater Vancouver – As a charity, the YMCA provides vital community services that are having a positive impact on Canada’s most pressing social issues. In support of this initiative we have decided to donate to the Greater Vancouver branch to assist in building stronger, more helpful and caring communities.

  • Canada 150 – In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary our firm is helping Newcomers to Canada gain work experience. Our goal is to allow these Newcomers to update their resume with two Canadian employers listed, including references, and to gain a renewed confidence in their professional abilities. 90% of the first group of Newcomers to Canada we worked with have secured additional contracts!

In addition, altisHR proudly supports the following organizations through donations and sponsorships:

  • United Way
  • University of Ottawa
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Society
  • Food Bank (Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver)
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
  • Montfort Foundation
  • Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada
  • Ronald McDonald House OttawaCanadian Diabetes Association
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • The War Amps
  • Health Canada
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Kids Come First
  • Do It For Daron
  • Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Library Association
  • Moisson Outaouais
  • Ottawa Immigration Services Organization
  • Canadian Liver Foundation

AltisHR Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
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    I have been working at AltisHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great compensation and overall great company

    Cons

    No cons, it is a great company to work for!

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AltisHR Interviews

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    Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at AltisHR (Toronto, ON) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The recruiter from Altis called and invited me to an interview. When she described the job, it was clearly completely unrelated to my background, experience, skills, and professional goals. When I expressed that this seemed really far from a fit, she said "No, no, this is how they describe it, but really your general skills in x will be perfect." What can I say? I was almost finished another assignment and needed work, so I went - taking (unpaid) time off to go. When I interviewed, the company seemed great and the job fantastic but clearly a total mismatch. I have a lot of valuable skills, but I have absolutely NO background in what they were seeking. The interviewers could see it, I could see it, and you know what else? I am sure that the Altis recruiter saw it too. She just had to "send her three people" and had one in mind and didn't care about the fit of the others. She didn't respect me or my time, or respond honestly when I spoke about my misgivings. I lost wages, time, and energy on this. Altis went further in losing my respect.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience in the X field?   3 Answers
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AltisHR Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Best Managed Companies, Deloitte, 2019

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