STRIVE is a specialist recruitment firm offering proactive recruitment solutions in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Corporate Administration, and Manufacturing Operations. STRIVE supports various clients from small to medium-sized enterprises to Fortune 500 organizations for their permanent, contract, and temporary recruitment needs.
Our success in delivering top-tier talent to public and private organizations across various fields can be credited to our dedicated team of recruiters, who possess unparalleled market intelligence and an insatiable commitment to meeting our clients’ needs.
We adopt a team-based, proactive contingency search model, referred to as the STRIVE Search System. This system has yielded proven results in a variety of roles, ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
At STRIVE, our mission is to uncover talent that will fit the role, the team, and the future vision of the organization.
The STRIVE Story
STRIVE was started through humble beginnings in a 150-square-foot office during the height of the global recession in October of 2008, by its Managing Director, Michael Dha. While the early years were tough, they taught some very valuable lessons in cautious growth and market volatility. The flagship division of the organization began with Accounting & Finance, however, it was understood early on that the company needed to pivot quickly into an area that would provide more stability during the first two years. It was then that STRIVE’s Manufacturing & Operations division was born and has flourished ever since. Soon after, STRIVE became a key player in the Legal Support and Human Resources verticals through the Corporate Administration division.
Coming from a global conglomerate and one of the largest staffing agencies in the world, Randstad, Michael knew that his company needed two critical pillars to build a successful recruitment firm: culture and expertise. The former is paramount. STRIVE lives by Richard Branson’s credo: “The client doesn’t come first, your employees do. Take care of them and they’ll take care of your clients.” STRIVE has practiced this for nearly two decades. This is evidenced in our Great Places to Work Certification, the many testimonials from clients on our website, and our near-perfect Google Reviews score from over 350 reviews. STRIVE remains a premier, specialist recruitment firm in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Corporate Administration, and Manufacturing Operations with offices in BC and Ontario.
Hear From Our Clients
STRIVE is dedicated to giving back to our community by supporting various charities and organizations. We believe that building a strong community is an essential part of any successful business, and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those around us.
We are heavily involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Managing Director of STRIVE Recruitment, Michael Dha, sits on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada.
STRIVE supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation through its annual charity events. The Make-A-Wish foundation hosts a Heroes Challenge, which is a fundraising event that brings together participants from across Canada to raise money. We are regular participants in this event and have proudly raised over $80,000 for the foundation over the last 7 years, granting several wishes for the Make-A-Wish children.
The funds raised by STRIVE and other supporters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation go directly towards granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses. This often includes anything from going on a dream vacation to receiving a special gift or participating in an unforgettable experience. These wishes not only provide joy and happiness to the children and their families but also help to give them hope and strength during their difficult times.
Our involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation is a testament to our commitment to making a positive impact in their community.
Our Core Values
Building awesome relationships is at the heart of our mission, we strive to foster strong connections with our clients and candidates based on trust, respect, and mutual benefit.
Wins through collaboration
Our greatest strength is our people. Team collaboration leads to greater success as we work together towards shared goals, support each other and build on strengths.
Finding fun in all we do
We foster a positive, winning atmosphere where hard work and fun go hand in hand, enabling us to think big, make a difference, and bring life to STRIVE.
Be a champion!
Our goal is to inspire excellence in our team. We’ll support you to push beyond your boundaries, be innovative, approach challenges with creativity, and be a champion!