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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. But just because the demand for HR services is growing doesn’t mean it’s an easy field to succeed in.

The staffing, management and training companies on the 2015 PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies have all achieved impressive sales growth over the past half-decade. The 22 HR services firms on this year’s list grew their revenues an average of 633% between 2009 and 2014, creating an additional 3,410 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 4,190 full-time and 330 part-time employees in 2014.

Here is the complete list of the Canada’s Fastest Growing HR Services Companies for 2015.

1. TEEMA Solutions Group

PROFIT 500 Rank: 11
Head Office: Vancouver
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 4,705%
Chief Executive(s): Brian Antenbring
FTE Employees: 415

A staffing and recruitment firm

2. People Store Staffing Solutions

PROFIT 500 Rank: 34
Head Office: Mississauga, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 2,136%
Chief Executive(s): John Nalli
FTE Employees: 43

Staffing and employment services

3. Bluelime Enterprises

PROFIT 500 Rank: 54
Head Office: Toronto
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 1,231%
Chief Executive(s): Sean Dawson
FTE Employees: 20

Staffing company specializing in utilities, engineering, construction and IT

4. HRdownloads

PROFIT 500 Rank: 102
Head Office: London, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 691%
Chief Executive(s): Anthony Boyle
FTE Employees: 87

Provides HR services for businesses

5. emergiTEL

PROFIT 500 Rank: 117
Head Office: Richmond Hill, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 603%
Chief Executive(s): Aneela Zaib
FTE Employees: 230

Provides recruitment and HR solutions

6. The Job Shoppe

PROFIT 500 Rank: 121
Head Office: Tecumseh, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 565%
Chief Executive(s): Meighen Nehme
FTE Employees: 500

Recruits and places job candidates

7. BluEra

PROFIT 500 Rank: 123
Head Office: Calgary
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 559%
Chief Executive(s): Shahauna Siddiqui, Catherine Bell, Bryan Arthur & Sarah Hawitt
FTE Employees: 17

Executive recruitment and executive coaching firm

8. Ward Technology Talent

PROFIT 500 Rank: 136
Head Office: Toronto
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 477%
Chief Executive(s): Jonathan Ward
FTE Employees: 39

Provides recruitment and staffing services for technology firms

9. Tundra Technical Solutions

PROFIT 500 Rank: 147
Head Office: Toronto
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 436%
Chief Executive(s): Jonathan Prothero
FTE Employees: 1,225

Provides staffing and recruitment services

10. Personnel by Prostaff

PROFIT 500 Rank: 149
Head Office: Windsor, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009–2014): 429%
Chief Executive(s): Colleen Hurst
FTE Employees: 650

Staffing and employment services

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Other fast-growing HR services companies on the 2015 PROFIT 500:

11. Sales Talent Agency (PROFIT 500 Rank: 167), 12. ABL Employment (PROFIT 500 Rank: 171), 13. IQ Partners (PROFIT 500 Rank: 193), 14. Nexus Systems Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 237), 15. LucasWorks (PROFIT 500 Rank: 331), 16. Bowen Workforce Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 384), 17. PROEX (PROFIT 500 Rank: 387), 18. IT/IQ Tech Recruiters (PROFIT 500 Rank: 431), 19. Creative Niche (PROFIT 500 Rank: 444), 20. Talent Employment (PROFIT 500 Rank: 448), 21. Predictive Success (PROFIT 500 Rank: 459), 22. Gurulink (PROFIT 500 Rank: 461).

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