BOWEN Group Named 1 of 2 Diversity Staffing Firms in Canada


Calgary, Alberta (May 28, 2019) – Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has released its 2019 list of US & Canada Diversity Staffing Firms. Among the list is BOWEN Group, Canada’s leading recruiting and contractor management firm, which has been recognized as one of only two diversity staffing firms in Canada.

This year’s list comprises 157 firms with diversity ownership, with 155 American and just two Canadian companies. Among firms on the list, 100 reported they were women-owned, and 75 cited minority ownership such as African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American or LGBT. Firms on the list could have multiple types of ownership, for example a firm could be both women-owned and Hispanic-owned.

“As a company whose mission is to make people matter, I couldn’t be more pleased by this recognition,” says Shannon Bowen-Smed, CEO, BOWEN Group. “Our team believes inclusive cultures drive great companies so we have worked diligently to be an ‘all’ people, ‘all’ Canada recruiting and contractor management partner.”

“The clamor around diversity hiring is rising,” says Subadhra Sriram, Editor & Publisher Media Products, SIA. “The benefits of a diverse workforce are evident, from the financial gains, the varied thinking that leads to better and more creative solutions, to the workforce reflecting the society we live in. But it’s not just about diverse hiring. It’s about diverse suppliers, too. SIA’s 2019 list of US & Canada Diversity Staffing Firms offers an aerial view of diversity suppliers and where they are adding value in business and society while bridging critical industry gaps as service partners.”

The US and Canada Diversity Staffing Firms list provides a useful reference for companies with contingent workforce programs looking to use diversity staffing suppliers to meet their diversity quotas and for staffing firms seeking diversity subcontractors. These firms also help attract a more diverse workforce.

See the full 2019 US and Canada Diversity Staffing Firms list.


BOWEN Group is the leading Canadian recruitment and contractor management firm. Throughout its 45-year history, BOWEN Group has transformed the human capital space and placed more than 120,000 people in jobs across the country. With a commitment to championing inclusive cultures, harnessing diverse talent and enriching safe working environments, it’s BOWEN Group’s mission to make people matter.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Its proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services.