Welcome to Staff Nation

Staff Nation is Canada's leading event staffing agency.  The agency where the right staff are cast to relevantly and strategically engage the right audience.

We offer unique, talent-oriented, experienced and creative solutions for our clients, with competencies in recruitment, sourcing and hiring of exceptional staff across Canada. We use engaging, relevant and interactive training sessions to harness our talent's diverse skill set and we pride ourselves in being the perfect catalyst when it come to bringing our clients' brands to life!

Our Team

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Leigh has been working in the recruitment and staffing world and for over 10 years.  She has been exposed to a variety of different industries and recruited thousands of people from Brand Ambassadors to Senior Executive level leaders – quickly learning that each role is equally as important to an organization.  Do you need 100 Brand Ambassadors tomorrow that can speak 10 languages, fly and jump on one leg while juggling?  Try us. Our team has an endless network of talented Brand Ambassadors ready to represent your brands. After building a plethora of knowledge in both recruitment and account management, Leigh is able to blend this with her passion and education into her role as HR & Staffing Director at Staff Nation.

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Chantal
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Chantal joined Staff Nation in 2013 and has over 15 years of varied Management experiences within the Marketing and Hospitality industries.

Armed with her educational background in Business Marketing and tenure specifically in Client Relationships and Talent management Chantal manages Staff Nation accounts at 360 degrees.

With a variety of brand relationships already under her belt, spanning from the CPG to Alcohol industries, Chantal’s repertoire is vast in; account services, talent management and recruiting to in-field execution and logistics management. This uniquely elevates Chantal’s client management level, as she touches every step of the process, to ensure that each client and program is serviced beyond expectations and activated thoroughly from pitch to wrap and with excellence.

Chantal also has a passion for technology and social media and is an administrator for our workforce management system and networks.

Over the next couple years Chantal plans to continue developing her Human Resources expertise by obtaining SHRM certification.

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Tenchoe
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Being a long time member of Staff Nation that has worked her way up from Brand Ambassador work into her current position as the Western Canada Casting Manager, Tenchoe has over 5 years of experience in the experiential marketing world and is a Communications graduate from the University of Calgary. Tenchoe is in charge of staffing, scheduling, and onsite management for programs in Alberta and BC and has staff all the way from the Sunshine Coast to Fort McMurray . She has been the onsite contact and manager for plenty of programs including the Stampede, Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival, and liquor retail tastings in both Alberta and BC. Tenchoe understands the needs of various clients and works as a sort of “matchmaker” between clients and Brand Ambassadors. She works closely with her roster of 300.

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Originally from France, Marie has settled in Québec in January 2009.She has lived in different countries and has been an infield representative for over 8 years. She worked for beer companies such as Tecate, Corona and mostly Sol. Her comprehension of the alcohol and staffing industry  is enriched by her Masters degree she completed in Management of Cultural and Sports Events and her 7 years of experience working in Marketing and Events. Marie is responsible for managing and staffing all programs and brands in Québec, both retail and on premise. Her leadership, high motivation and great sense of organization led the SAQs in the province to become the best spirits and wine sellers of the country.

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Griffith
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Griffith has been a member of our team since September 2015. He recently graduated from McMaster University with a background in Social Psychology & Economic Policy and an integrated Business Studies Certificate from Mohawk College. Right upon graduation, Griffith landed a role in event planning and risk management working for his alma mater where he planned large scale events, such as Welcome Week and the Homecoming Expo, for the University and the Student Union. He was exposed to the fantastic world of recruitment and selection when he was the Human Resources Coordinator for the Canadian National Exhibition. At Staff Nation, Griffith administers full life cycle recruitment for Corby Spirit & Wine and Moosehead Breweries via sourcing, interviewing, hiring, on-boarding, scheduling and retaining top talent for marketing programs and events across Ontario, Newfoundland and New Brunswick. He also manages the social media accounts and is the liaison for post-secondary institutions across Ontario. Working in diverse industries and education, coupled with his continual desire to learn, has provided him with great insight in how organizations run and how to manage people. While working full-time, Griffith plans to obtain his Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation in the next year in order to fully be able to reach client’s needs and striving to streamline the HR process here at Staff Nation.

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Jordan has been working in Experiential Marketing for over 3 years. Filling a variety of roles from Brand Ambassador to Team Lead and Account Coordinator on a variety of nationwide programs. In fact, Staff Nation was the first company Jordan ever worked for as a Brand Ambassador and he has now come full circle to become SN’s BC Coordinator! Jordan is currently managing and staffing all of the BC retail activations. He also assists with staffing XM activations in British Columbia and Alberta. Jordan brings his strong work ethic and diverse XM background to the team and is excited for all our upcoming BC and nationwide programs!

Services

Actors

Actors  | Services

We boast a large roster of accomplished actors, both amateur and professional, whose experience includes: classical live theatre, comedy, drama, improv, commercial, television and film.

Samplings and Tastings

Food  | Services

We cater to a wide range of food-related needs including chefs, sous-chefs, prep staff, serving staff – paired with extensive knowledge in food safety certification by province.

Product Sampling

Product Sampling | Services

Whether it is feet on the street, at a consumer/trade show, restaurant, bar, airport, car show, industry event, etc. we have the right cast for the right role, including brand ambassadors, highly-trained product specialists, and field level tactical support.

Mascots

Mascots  | Services

It’s a hot and often sweaty job, and takes a special character to do it – but we have Mascots down to a science! Or, if you already have the mascot and are scared to let it loose in front of 100 screaming kids – we have handlers too.

Performers

Performers  | Services

It takes an eclectic skillset to juggle the talent that we have collected over the past few years – including but not limited to: fire-breathers, mimes, comedians, musicians, singers, magicians, songwriters, fairy-tellers, stilt walkers, dog trainers – from the sublime to the ridiculous, try us!

Photographers

Photographer   | Services

Our photo/video team uses their artistic eye to capture the memorable moments of your event. Photographers are available for private parties, high profile events, on-site activations, etc. Whether it is consumer facing or an internal documentary, our skilled team will work with you on your vision and bring it to life!

Drivers

Automotive  | Services

Staff Nation is driven to deliver the best “G” and “M” class licensed drivers for cars, trucks and motorcycles, along with highly trained Product Specialists, race car drivers /instructors and automotive industry specialists.

Other

Other | Services

Fortune-tellers, stilt walkers, sky troopers, stunt team, dog trainers – from the sublime to the ridiculous and everything in between, try us!

Contact Us

With confidence, we boast 10 years of experience in sourcing, interviewing & providing contract work to exceptionally talented people across Canada. We train our nation on engagement, through relevant & interactive sessions. We help draw and build up remarkable skill sets. Staff Nation brings client brands to life!

Staff Nation

370 Steelcase Road
Markham, ON L3R 1G7

emailinfo@staffnation.ca
toll free888 764 4954

Why Staff Nation?

Our approach to managing and motivating our talent roster is reflected in the positive feedback from our clients which we would like to humbly share.