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An expanding skills-gap and shrinking workforce are putting more and more pressure on companies to hire, engage and retain top talent. Human resources is an increasingly important field, as shown by the industry’s representatives on the 2016 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

The 25 HR services firms on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 537% between 2010 and 2015, creating an additional 3,810 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 6,338 full-time and 4,744 part-time employees in 2015.

Here is the complete list of Canada’s Fastest Growing HR Services Companies for 2016.

1. BBG Management Corp.

PROFIT 500: No. 39
Head Office: Ottawa, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 2033%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 65

What it does: Provides recruiting services to public- and private-sector clients in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean

2. CRG Group Canada

PROFIT 500: No. 43
Head Office: Kincardine, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 1850%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 114

What it does: Provides training, certification and staffing services to the nuclear energy sector

3. Recruiting in Motion

PROFIT 500: No. 71
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 1063%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 14

What it does: Recruits employees and contract help in a variety of disciplines

4. MarkIT Staffing Solutions

PROFIT 500: No. 76
Head Office: Milton, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 994%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 30

What it does: Provides staffing and recruitment services in the IT field

5. Impact Recruitment

PROFIT 500: No. 77
Head Office: Vancouver, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 993%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 26

What it does: Offers professional recruiting services

6. Promo-Staff Group

PROFIT 500: No. 86
Head Office: Montreal, Que.
Growth (2010–2015): 892%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 1262

What it does: Produces events and provides promotional staffing

7. Tundra Technical Solutions

PROFIT 500: No. 87
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 891%
Revenue (2015): $100–250 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 205

What it does: Offers staffing and recruitment services

8. Bluelime Enterprises

PROFIT 500: No. 89
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 880%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 20

What it does: Delivers project staffing for engineering, IT and construction roles for clients in Canada and the U.S.

9. People Store Staffing Solutions

PROFIT 500: No. 107
Head Office: Mississauga, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 675%
Revenue (2015): $20–50 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 925

What it does: Provides staffing and HR services

10. TEEMA Solutions Group

PROFIT 500: No. 128
Head Office: Vancouver, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 590%
Revenue (2015): $50–100 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 182

What it does: Provides permanent and contract staffing services

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Other fast-growing human resources companies on the 2016 PROFIT 500:

11. HRdownloads (No. 179); 12. Sales Talent Agency (No. 192); 13. MaxSys Staffing & Consulting (No. 231); 14. ABL Employment (No. 234); 15. Ward Technology Talent (No. 286); 16. LucasWorks (No. 298); 17. The Job Shoppe (No. 305); 18. ProStaff Employment Solutions (No. 334); 19. People Corporation (No. 364); 20. Talent Employment (No. 376); 21. BluEra (No. 407); 22. Proex (No. 423); 23. IQ Partners (No. 453); 24. GuruLink (No. 465); 25. IT/IQ Tech Recruiters (No. 472).

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