Based in downtown Toronto, Phelpsgroup is one of Canada’s leading Executive Search firms. Since 1986, we have transformed organizations by hiring exceptional talent, developing leaders and transitioning executives.

We have expertise in Executive Search, including Director, Vice-President and C-suite roles and our tailored Executive Search services also include Professional and Specialty Search and Interim Management Solutions. Phelpsgroup’s Career Transition services offer tailored Outplacement, Career management, Executive Coaching and Leadership Development services.

We are committed to upholding strong ethical standards and business practices; including the kind of integrity and transparency required for industries ranging from mid- to large-sized corporations, not-for-profits and the broader public sector.

We are a boutique firm that delivers a high degree of personalized service, employs a systematic and rigorous approach, and offers the type of agility required in a rapidly changing workplace and technological environment. Phelpsgroup understands that placing a candidate into a leadership role on your team is a very important commitment, one that can seriously affect your short, medium and long term performance and success.

Company History

Phelpsgroup was founded in 1986. Over the course of 32 years in business, we have honed both a solid set of professional values and a systemized approach to recruitment and career management. In the sectors we specialize: Academic and Higher Education, Public Sector, Consumer, Financial, Health Services, Not-for-Profit, Technology and Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. In addition, the company boasts specialized consultants, associates, research, and support staff well equipped to meet the unique needs of your organization.

Phelpsgroup currently has one of the highest retention rates on senior and executive talent searches in the industry at 99%. And two-thirds of our engagements are from repeat clients.


Phelpsgroup holds membership in the following leading recruitment and human resources associations:

  • Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) –
  • Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) –
  • National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). –
  • The Pinnacle Society –