DGSI is a Canadian business with deep Albertan roots. We came from humble beginnings in 1976 and worked hard to offer a highly personalized service in order to become one of the top staffing companies in the country. After 40 years in business, we’re proud to say that our approach to client and candidate services hasn’t changed. Even though we’re competing with the top national recruiting firms, we still believe that customer service and customized solutions are key to success in connecting employers with talented professionals. We’re not about red tape, bureaucracy, or impersonal service. We believe in being flexible, in getting to know our clients and candidates, and in putting our clients and candidates first.


From Victoria to Halifax, we offer over 300 recruitment specialists, 23 offices, and 30 branches, in 20 cities across 6 provinces. Our national footprint allows us to understand industry challenges that are unique to each region.


DGSI has had the opportunity to contribute to the success of many Canadian businesses by recruiting exceptional permanent, contract, and temporary personnel. By offering specialized services through our three brands, we are able to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers in various industries. Our specialized approach allows us to be deeply knowledgeable about the industries and regions we work in, leading to successful placements. There’s nothing generic about us!


DGSI provides specialized recruitment services through the following three brands:

Design Group Staffing

Design Group Staffing provides staffing solutions for Engineering..


Inteqna specializes in IT recruitment and provides staffing solutions for Information ..


Talentcor specializes in Administrative Professionals, Light Industrial..



Our mission is to create business excellence and enrich the lives of people.


Our core values define who we are, what we do and what we believe. It creates a foundation for behavior and expectation for those who work with us as well as for those we encounter on a day to day basis.

As our mission is the foundation of our company, we have created five core values to ensure its success.


We are proud to introduce you to the leaders of Design Group Staffing Inc.:

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Mike Duff

Chairman, DGSI

Founder, President & CEO, Mike has led Design Group Staffing Inc.

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Stephane Frechette

Chief Financial Officer, DGSI

Stephane brings over 20 years of accounting and finance experience to the company.

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Kathleen Doyle-Linden

Vice President, Human Resources

Kathleen brings comprehensive human resources leadership experience spanning over 25 years in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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Matthew Williams

CEO, Design Group Staffing and Inteqna

Matthew brings over 25 years of experience in the staffing industry

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Craig Brown

CEO, Talentcor

Craig brings a dynamic leadership style and over 16 years of experience in the staffing and retail industries.

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