Canada’s leading boutique recruitment and executive search firm

Based in downtown Toronto, Phelps is one of Canada’s leading Executive Search & Career Transition firms. Since 1986, we have transformed organizations by recruiting exceptional talent, developing leaders and transitioning executives. We are proud of our 99% retention rate and our creative, precise and customized approach to recruitment.


Phelps was founded in 1986. Over the course of 28 years in business, Phelps has honed both a solid set of professional values and a systematized approach to recruitment and career management. Read more…
Phelps is a boutique firm run by people who care. We care about our clients, we care about our candidates, we care about the people we work with. This caring attitude shows in everything we do. Read more…
Phelps believes in not only meeting, but exceeding expectations by tailoring each search solution specifically to your unique situation. As a boutique firm, we excel at sourcing for niche or hard-to-fill positions. We secure the right candidate for your organization. Read more…

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Algoma University appoints new President

September 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Algoma University appoints new President

Phelps Group and Algoma University are delighted to announce that Dr. Craig Chamberlin will become Algoma University's 3rd President since it gained independence, effective July 1st 2015. The Algoma University [...]

Halton District School Board appoints Executive Director

September 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Halton District School Board appoints Executive Director

Phelps Group and the Halton District School Board trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Miller as the new Director of Education for the Board. Miller assumes the [...]

Northern Ontario School of Medicine appoints new Chief Administrative Officer

September 1st, 2015|Comments Off on Northern Ontario School of Medicine appoints new Chief Administrative Officer

Phelps Group and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) are pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Hunt as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Hunt will start in this role [...]

What Clients Say

The services provided by Phelps were outstanding. From the first meeting with Phelps consultants, it was clear Phelps is highly professional and effective in its systematic approach to recruitment. I cannot speak highly enough of their quality and effectiveness.
Founding Dean, Canadian medical school
I am very pleased with the services provided by Phelps and the associates assigned to our executive search. Our Phelps associates were efficient, thorough and knowledgeable about our needs. They communicated effectively and kept us on track. I highly recommend Phelps for your executive search.
Dean, University of Toronto
Phelps offered a creative outreach strategy for our President and Vice-Chancellor search that yielded us high calibre candidates, and their facilitation and communication style guided us to select a candidate that best fit with our culture and competencies required.
Director, Human Resources, Canadian university
Phelps sets the bar for excellence in client service. All of my inquiries were responded to in a timely manner and the company always worked around my hectic schedule. An excellent company with highly motivated and skilled staff, and the quality of recruitment tools and methods are exceptional.
Department of Human Resources, Territorial government
Phelps demonstrated a high calibre of professionalism, personalization and innovation in their knowledgeable and comprehensive approach to recruitment and succession planning. The manner in which specific details were handled, right from the initial contact to the follow-up calls once I accepted the offer, was tremendously supportive.
Director of Education , Ontario school board
Phelps understanding of our market and our needs was evident as they provided a shortlist of well-qualified candidates with the competencies required to be successful in their roles within our organization. I found their customer attentiveness and thoroughness to be second to none.
Vice President, Human Resources, Telecommunications corporation
We engaged Phelps for recruiting to fill several senior staff positions over the past several years. In each case, they have been very thorough and responsive. They enhanced our candidate evaluations by integrating leadership profile assessments and their overall assistance with interviews was excellent.
Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Municipality

Our clients

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Meet the team

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