Finding a leader for your organization is difficult enough. We created this list of the top executive search firms in Toronto to make the process a little easier.

The purpose of this list of five executive search firms is to help employers find executives in the Toronto metropolitan area. Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a national network of executive recruiters. Others are local to Toronto and have worked in the industries where they now recruit talent. All of these companies have been recommended to be included on this list.

Here’s our list of top executive search firms in Toronto:

Y Scouts

Y Scouts is a purpose-based, performance-proven leadership search and development firm focused on transforming how people and organizations connect to work that matters.

Y Scouts executive recruiters in Toronto help high growth companies maximize profitability by delivering exceptional leaders. Through our covert search process, we uncover the truth about companies and candidates to make the right match.

When you’re ready to hire a new leader, contact Y Scouts. If you are looking for your next leadership role within a purpose-driven, performance-focused organization, please join the Y Scouts Leadership Community.

Phone: 480-498-7222


Caldwell Partners

Caldwell Partners works in both Canada and the United States, and has partnerships in Europe and China. They’ve recruited in North American for over four decades.

Phone: 1-888-366-3827


StoneWood Group

With offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, StoneWood Group is one of Canada’s most well-known executive search firms.

Phone: 416-365-9494


Odgers Berndtson

Odgers Berndtson is growing rapidly around the globe, but they have a strong local presence in Toronto as well.

Phone: 416-366-1990



Bedford has been a pioneer in the executive recruiting industry. They have been matching executives to their perfect positions and companies for well over a decade.

Phone: 416-963-9000


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Client Testimonial:

“Y Scouts partnered with Year Up to understand our organization and our goals for new leadership. The Y Scouts approach was exceptionally effective, delivering a slate of candidates who embodied the essential values and experience we wanted. Our outcome was a dynamic and experienced leader who truly embodies our mission. As we continue to expand across the country, we consider Y Scouts a go-to partner in future searches.”



Candidate Testimonial:

“The entire process – starting at first contact – was personal, comfortable and engaging. Y Scouts never made me feel like I was part of a transaction; I felt like I was working with a friend and an ally throughout the entire process, who kept my best interests in mind at all times. I felt like my recruiter truly took the time to get to know me, my motivations and what type of opportunity would help me grow and succeed. Y Scouts helped me move into an incredible new role, and I am thankful everyday that Y Scouts helped connect me to an organization and position that align perfectly with my skills and personal passions. I would absolutely recommend working with Y Scouts to any organization with a true commitment to finding the right leaders.”



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