About Us

Our Story…

Since 1995, Career Contacts has provided the Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler business communities with Recruitment, Human Resources, Training, and Performance Management needs. We’ve been fortunate to partner with companies in many industries, and build lasting, professional relationships that continue today.

Through our three HR-related service arms, we build bridges with candidates and corporate clients. We are passionate about providing a successful fit in both temporary and permanent hiring solutions for our job seekers and corporate clients. Our goal is two-pronged: ensure that companies hire the right person for jobs, and that job seekers find the right employer.

Our experts have recruited during difficult and opportune times: the Dot Com Boom, the 2010 Olympics, and the ever-changing Canadian economy. We continue to find innovative ways to provide recruiting services to our clients and candidates, during any job market condition. 

Career Contacts is headquartered in beautiful downtown Vancouver, and acknowledge that we are on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 

Andrea Reid

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Andrea grew up in small town BC before moving to Vancouver and starting Career Contacts.  Her exceptional networking skills have helped her expand the business and buy Employment Unlimited in Whistler and Squamish. A true connector, Andrea has an ability to connect and build lasting and meaningful relationships. 

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Natasha Jeshani

With a degree from UBC and an HR Management Certificate, with distinction, from BCIT, Natasha’s extensive academic, as well as hands-on experience, in various areas of people management, has provided lasting legacies in HR protocols and policies.

As a Technical Recruiter and a true HR Generalist, Natasha’s career focuses on delivering high levels of service to leadership, management and employees alike.

As the best sellers Author of “The HR Insider: How to land your dream job, and keep it!”, Natasha has provided a tool for candidates who are interested in the HR perspective how to find, land and keep your dream job.

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Barb Collum

Barb Collum is a seasoned HR and recruitment professional.

At Career Contacts, she wears multiple hats and can jump into multiple roles, always ready to support her colleagues, candidates, and clients.

With 17 years of recruitment experienced, Barb is able to quickly pivot from industry to industry, working on various levels and types of positions.

 

From not for profit, to government relations, to industry, Barb has provided exceptional recruitment support. 

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Reena Sall

An experienced HR and Recruitment professional, Instructor and CPHR candidate, Reena supports Career Contacts as an extension of our HR Consulting team.

With a Degree in HR from UBC, Reena excels in her theoretical and practical application of human resources and supports our clients as a true generalist.

Reena has a knack for producing customized policies and practices that are tailored to the needs of each company, regardless of size or industry, and is experienced in supporting all levels of an organization.

 

Lauren Barlow

Lauren joined Career Contacts to support our front office and very quickly found that  her past experience in office management, marketing and administration were a great match to start a career in Recruitment. As our token American, Lauren brings a fresh international perspective to our work and overall growth. Lauren has a strength in bringing people together and matching skills and experience with our clients needs. Lauren manages our Whistler and Squamish temporary staffing divisions! 

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Pamela McEwin

Pamela joined Career Contacts as our Director of People & Culture. Here are just a few of the areas Pam supports: driving all aspects of the recruitment cycle for multiple business lines across multiple enterprises, championing human resources programs and policy creation as applied to employee relations, compensation, safety, benefits, staffing levels, and performance management, and partnering with business stakeholders needing HR assistance with special onboarding needs or staffing for projects. Pam also educates employees on the 360 and employee engagement survey process and enables proper survey distribution and review of results. The focus on on serving our clients as an adviser and subject matter expert on policies, employment law, and compliance requirements.

Gaby Rice

Gaby has supported the social media and marketing needs of Career Contacts since March of 2018. She is energized by content marketing, strategic planning, brand management, and collaborative teamwork. She thrives in challenging situations and is very goal-driven. She hopes to build a world that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable for everyone. 
Seen as reliable, entrepreneurial-minded, and a tenacious problem solver, she thoroughly loves strategizing and enjoys creating awesome work with incredible people.
 

 

Tamara Dhillon

Tamara is a seasoned Business Development professional that has that led strategic and complex proposals across Canada for various industries, including Public Sector, Shipbuilding, Construction, Healthcare, Professional Services and Technology. Skilled in project management, Tamara specializes in proposals that are procurement driven requiring the management of multiple stakeholders, including third-party providers. Highly experienced in executing and managing all aspects of the business development life cycle for corporate, private and government clients across all industries. Providing clients throughout North America and Europe with a wide range of sales and growth focused services, including development and implementation of key processes, evaluations, and templates. She has also participated in supply chain activities, such as RFP development and the evaluation and review of submitted proposals.  

 

Reena Bali

Reena is Career Contacts resident onsite HR Consultant. Responsible for providing expertise in human resources that align with the company culture, supporting the continuous motivation, retention and engagement of our clients’ growing teams. With industry expertise in engineering, Tech and IT, Reena strives to support HR and recruitment within these industries specifically. Sustaining and evolving core activities in recruitment and retention, employee engagement, employee communication, training and professional development, Reena is also committed to being a part of client leadership teams, with change management skills that can align with the organization’s strategic goals.

 

Rheannon Lewis

Rheanoon is Career Contacts’ newest Junior Recruiter! Jumping head first, she is already supporting the temporary staffing vision and is supporting all of the office administration. 

Currently attending BCIT, Rheannon is working on her Bachelors of Business Administration, with a focus on Human Resources. 

Born and raised on the North Shore, Rheannon is excited to support her local community and match great candidates with great job opportunities! 

 

 

Our Values

Diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of our core values at Career Contacts. Through various diversity and inclusion initiatives, we can better partner with our candidates and clients and increase our alignment and service offerings. We believe D&I begins in-house, and we leverage, live, and breathe this in our workplace. We believe this is critical to our success.

Safety first is important for every employee we place on-site, and Career Contacts strives to put the safety of our internal and external teams before all else. We partner with our clients to ensure that they have the tools to operate in the same fashion, and ensure our employees are welcomed into safe sites every time.

Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of our purpose as a company. At Career Contacts, we believe that we must put the highest value on our employees, customers, communities and the environment.

Giving Back 

At Career Contacts, we are dedicated to giving back to our community. 

We partner (formally, and informally) with organizations and invite you to learn more about each organization, and the work they do. 

 

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