We Recruit Candidates for a Wide Range of Marketing Disciplines

Digital / Digital Media


Mobile Marketing

Social Media

Community and Content Management

Agency / Marketing Services

Media (broadcast, print, out-of-home)

Data and Analytics

Strategy and Planning

Media Sales

Account Management

Project Management

Creative and Design

Public Relations

Corporate Communications

User Experience Design

Canada's Largest Team of Marketing Recruiters

The IQ PARTNERS Advantage

6 reasons to hire IQ PARTNERS as your marketing recruitment agency

Hands-On Industry Experience

We've all worked in marketing; it's what we know, it's what we're passionate about


81% of our clients are repeat customers, which means they trust us with their ongoing recruitment needs

Team Builders

We helped build some of the most award-winning, recognized, fastest-growing advertising agencies and marketing teams in the country

Quantity and Quality

We meet thousands of marketers a year and can give you quick access to one of the largest database of passive candidates going

Growth Strategy

IQ PARTNERS is one of the fastest growing recruitment agencies in Canada

Digital Specialists

We've placed more digital marketing professionals than any other recruitment firm

How We Help You Hire Better Marketers

IQ PARTNERS marketing recruiters deliver not just the best people on the market but the best people in the market.

While some marketing recruitment agencies simply do an electronic search for candidates,IQ PARTNERS is a direct contact marketing headhunter with a deep database of top marketing talent, a vast network, and relationships that go back decades (97.1% of our agency candidates rate our knowledge and professionalism above average). That means top marketing performers take our calls and we bring you the people that didn’t even know they were looking for a job, not just the best-unemployed person on the market.

Read What Our Clients Are Saying

I had the pleasure of working with Adrian Robinson at IQ Partners on two complex senior hires and he exceeded expectations. Adrian and his team's efforts led us to two exceptional candidates who I’m confident will make a significant impact on our organization. I highly recommend Adrian and IQ Partners.

Alison Simpson, CEO, Canadian Marketing Association

I really enjoyed worked with Adrian and Neeral. They were always responsive, quick to answer my call and very patient as we went through changes in our business. I appreciate their detailed approach. I always knew they were on top of it and it saved me a tremendous amount of time. I will definitely be using them in the future as my business continues to grow.

The Idea Hunter

We use IQ Partners as our right hand in building our team. Year after year, Adrian Robinson and his team help find us brilliant talent that are not only strong performers, but also match our unique culture. The combination of those two is invaluable. IQ is a true partner. They are diligent, search in unexpected places, and stay attached to the recruits to ensure both they and us are fulfilled. I highly recommend IQ Partners.

Jill Nykoliation, Former CEO, Juniper Park\TBWA

I have had the pleasure of working with IQ Partners and Adrian and Alex specifically on both sides of the equation. They placed me in my current role and also helped me fill multiple roles once I started. They are smart, thoughtful, talented and extremely professional to work with. We all know it’s a crazy job market right now, especially for digital roles. It’s also not easy to recruit talent for start-ups. They handled each role with such care and I have found wonderful talent through them. I also enjoyed working with them to find my new role. Super impressive and a joy to work with! 3 words – reliable, responsive and professional.

Kristy Watson, Rebelstork

Really, the best agency in Toronto. Great strategic advice and great candidates. This is a professional experience from start to finish. If you are building your business on talent, IQ Partners needs to be your first call. Seriously that is after 35 years, "saving money, because all recruiters are the same". That was the wrong approach. This is value for money, plain and simple.

Bryan Walkey, CEO, Northern Lights Direct

I often tell people that they can do pretty much any search in the world - any function, any location - because their expertise in recruiting and their willingness to get out there and dive into unknown territory is so impressive. I'm a big fan of IQ PARTNERS... Thanks for everything!

Julie Puckett, Global Executive Recruiter, TripAdvisor

While it makes sense to do most of our recruiting in-house, we turn to IQ PARTNERS and Adrian Robinson for many of our senior and critical-role hires... Having built a trusting and long-term partnership with a recruiting professional like Adrian has added significant value and efficiency to this very important function for our company.

Jane Tucker, Executive Managing Director/Partner, John St.

Adrian Robinson and his team at IQ PARTNERS have been our long-term preferred strategic recruitment partners. Why? I love their pace, their understanding of our culture, the professionalism they demonstrate in strategically scouting, selecting, prepping talents before presenting them, and sometimes discovering the hidden gems we wouldn't even appreciate on our own. They are a true extension of our team.

David Toto, Managing Director, Juniper Park-TBWA

I want to take a few minutes to say thank you for all your support during my search. You are first class in your profession and IQ PARTNERS are a highly professional organization and I have nothing but high praise for the experience and service I have received.
Let's stay in touch, I might need your help with my team in London!

Maureen Meehan, Director of Marketing, Lerners LLP
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IQ PARTNERS has consistently sourced + secured some of our strongest team members. They take the time to understand the nuances of our agency, collaborate in clearly articulating our needs beyond the original job description, and thoroughly vet/identify exceptional candidates. There have been many instances where I’ve been left in the enviable position of having to make a difficult selection out of multiple compelling and qualified candidates. I have nothing but trust in the team at IQ PARTNERS, and would confidently recommend them to any professional organization looking to build-out and amplify their talent.

Kimberly Hughes, Five Hundred Degrees Studio

I've worked with Bruce and his team at IQ for many, many years. Their counsel and advice on all matters of HR and general business has been exceptional. I rely on them for honest, forthright points of view and as well they've helped us search out terrific people who truly fit our unique and differentiated agency. Culture is one of our strengths and IQ has helped us strengthen that culture over the years. Would recommend them without reservation.

Peter Shier, President, Naked Creative

I recently had the pleasure of working with Adrian and Neeral on a search. I was pleasantly surprised by their professionalism and the time they took up front in really getting to know me, our firm and what was important for us in this position. I was impressed with their knowledge, process, rigour, and expertise. Adrian is an excellent listener and communicator. An important quality that I find to be rare. I would highly recommend IQ partners based on my experience working with Adrian and Neeral.

Kate Pal, PAL Insurance
We work with clients worldwide
We’ve worked with clients across North America and worldwide, from Toronto to Hong Kong to Oulu, Finland.
Map of where IQ PARTNERS places talent
Top 5 Traits of a Successful Marketer

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