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A Spirit Staffing Company

President and Founder, Janice Larocque, a Metis-Woman from a small community in Manitoba...

1998

Spirit Staffing opens!

Determined to remove these barriers and bridge the gap between Indigenous people and Corporate Calgary, she started her journey and opened Spirit Staffing

She was turned away from Entrepreneur programs, rejected by the banks for loans, & was told that her business was not viable.

The road was not easy for this determined entrepreneur-

she spent countless hours educating the industry that Spirit was just a regular ol' staffing agency, like the Nationals, but specialized in placing Indigenous people.

Well did she ever prove them wrong!  

1990

Indigenous Barriers

After managing an Indigenous Career and Employment centre for 8 years, Janice was incredibly disappointed to see how many barriers Indigenous people faced when finding a job - let alone a career 

1998

Our first major Clients!

 Husky & CP Rail

We secure contracts with our first

"Big Name" clients, some of which we are still working with 20+ years later

2000

Fast Labour Solutions opens!

With a desire to keep growing we start providing staffing services for the industrial sector

2001

Launch our Safety Training Division

Wanting to provide more comprehensive services for our clients, we start offering certified safety training

$1 Million In Sales

2002

We reach our first major financial milestone after only two years of operations!

2003

Launch of our Edmonton branch

Shortly after, Beatrice Floch, Owner/Managing Partner, launched the Spirit Staffing and Fast Labour Solutions brand in Edmonton. 

2007

Economic Slowdown

As always, business is full of ups and downs and after years of prosperity, we too were effected by the global financial crisis...

And we are back on our feet!

2008

But this slowdown didn't deter us! Soon after, our sales shoot back up to almost $2 million

2013

Stoney Nation Floods

Continuing to help with the flooding devastation, we keep helping our fellow Albertans and send out more workers to help rebuild Stoney Nation

2013

Calgary Floods

Wanting to help our community during this tough time, we sent out 300+ workers to help with clean up and the rebuild of our hometown

2016

Rebuild After

Fort McMurray Fires

While shocked at the devastation, we don't hesitate and start to help rebuild by organizing work for 600+ workers 

2018

Celebrating 20 years in business!

2015

And the award goes to...

Being well established now, we start receiving a lot of recognition for our work, with several awards including the:

  • Telus Trailblazer from RBC

  • Economic Developer of the Year from Cando

  • Small Business of the Year from Camsc

2017

We welcome Exxonmobil to our team

Adding more major clients, we are awarded with the Imperial Oil & Syncrude contracts for their contingent workforce & RPO

Not only does Spirit continue to specialize in placing Indigenous peoples, but we support EVERYONE in their career endeavors. Our presence is across Canada, and we hold Master Staffing Agreements with Multinational corporations, and services hundreds of private, public and not-for-profit organizations.

2020

Thriving and continuing to grow

Fast forward to today, Spirit Staffing is celebrating over 20 years of business, has surpassed 40 million dollars in sales, and continues to flourish

To learn more about Janice's story, in her words, click play.....

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