Coronavirus Update:

Although COVID-19 has changed the way we operate internally, we continue to deliver best-in-class recruitment services.
Find out how we are supporting both clients and candidates at this time.


Career Progression

We like to see our people succeed. We offer a clear, defined path to partnership and provide training and career progression opportunities along the way.

Top Earning Potential

We have the best compensation plan in the industry for top performers.

Flex Time

Our people have the freedom to get their work done their way. We offer opportunities to work from home and set your own schedule.

No Egos

We’re nice. Our culture is based on the belief that we’re better together, which helps foster an open and transparent environment. You’ll always know how you’re doing and how we’re doing collectively.


'Have Fun' is one of our eight core values. Recruitment can be stressful, but social events like Thirsty Thursdays and Poker Nights help keep things light.

Learning and Growth

In addition to subsidized external training, we provide internal CRS (Certified Recruitment Specialist) training, lunch & learns, one-on-ones, mentorship, and coaching.

Our Employees Said It Best

Given that we work with, counsel and recruit smart people every day, you’d expect us to hire smart people too. We do. And we asked them what they like best about working at IQ PARTNERS.


We are business consultants and problem solvers. We get to learn the nuances of our clients’ businesses and partner with them to solve the issues.


We’re nice. Our clients talk more about who we are and how we treat people than anything else.


IQP is “our” company. From recruitment consultant to partnership level, we are all invested in our collective success.


We hire smart people and get out of their way. We believe in the freedom to be true to who you are and “get stuff done” your own way.


We like to put the fun in fundraising (see what we did there?) with our Social Responsibility committee, IQP Gives Back.


We treat people like adults. There is no micromanaging, lunch break timing, or tie policing here.


Our clients range from small start-ups to large multinational corporations (which keeps life interesting), and they love us.


Every employee has weekly one-on-one meetings with their team leader to get and give feedback.


We do the right thing, even if it costs us.


We have some of the best company parties (really).


We have a serious passion for people – meeting them, connecting them, and helping them succeed!


We’re small enough to provide very personal service yet large enough to have tremendous experience to draw from. A large boutique firm!


We have awesome social events like Thirsty Thursdays, poker & trivia nights, and Blue Jays games.


Our sales bell is a squeaking penguin.


We believe in continuous improvement, and we are the only recruitment firm to offer training towards a CRS (Certified Recruitment Specialist) designation.


We get to work with smart, driven people.


We know first days can be awkward… so we have an extensive onboarding process and buddy system to help new employees hit the ground running.


Our entire company meets daily at 11:51 for a 9 minute “Huddle”.


We believe we are better together. We don’t believe in culture-killers like candidate ownership.


We believe that good people know good people, so we pay our employees for successful referrals.


We really like each other.


We founded IQ PARTNERS on the belief that this business can be done better, smarter, and with greater professionalism.


Our career advancement opportunities are clearly defined, and we love to see employees succeed.


One of our 8 core values is “Have Fun!”


Our commission structure is best in class and clear from the beginning.


We communicate transparently. You’ll always know how you’re doing and how we’re doing as a company.


We believe smart people make great companies.


Our leadership team has an open door and open mind policy.


We have a common sense, transparent approach to business.


Our Toronto office is conveniently located across from Union Station (and above a Jack Astor’s & Loose Moose).


We have the freedom to manage our business on a schedule and structure that best fits our personal work styles.


We protect our culture and reputation by setting our hiring bar really really high.


We work hard and play hard.


Our meeting rooms are named after headhunting tribes from Papua New Guinea & Southeast Asia.


We’re always growing and evolving. We’ve been named four times as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies.


Our Senior Partner, Randy Quarin, takes a 15 minute ‘siesta’ at 2:00 every. single. day.

A Word on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion…

As a company that helps other companies ‘hire better’, it is our responsibility to cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion within our own organization, and to help our clients build diverse and inclusive teams. To ensure that our recruitment efforts reflect the best DEI practices, EVERY employee of IQ PARTNERS has completed at least 10 hours of DEI Training.

Our dedicated DEI Committee provides guidance, governance and holds us accountable to our commitments. We’re educating ourselves on unconscious bias while working to build a more diverse team, and continuing to cultivate a workplace where everyone can succeed. Over time, we hope to become trusted advisors to our clients in promoting DEI within their own organizations.

IQ PARTNERS is an Employer Partner with The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) which provides us with best practices, policies and ongoing training for our diversity & inclusion journey.


Current Opportunities at IQ PARTNERS

Join the IQ Team!

If IQ PARTNERS sounds like the right workplace for you, send us your resume. You can also reach out to any member of our team to discuss directly.

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