At TOPNOTCH Employment Services Inc., our primary focus is to provide the highest level of personalized service to you, our client. There is no compromise. Service is what sets us apart and we confirm that fact every single day. We operate in a spirit of cooperation with both our clients and staff, always directed towards delivering maximum value to those who trust us with their business. We believe that by entering into “partnerships” with our temps and clients, we create an environment that results in peak productivity and satisfaction.
Our mission at “Topnotch Employment Services Inc.” is to deliver the highest level of personalized service. We believe in the value of cooperative relationships and we nurture such “partnerships” with both our Clients and Candidates.
As a staffing and service specialists, our goal is to provide the best possible match for each need. We strive to ensure complete satisfaction, through our ongoing involvement at every stage of our relationship. For us, success depends on the absolute satisfaction of our clients.
“Our People are Our Strength”
Topnotch Employment Services Inc. stands tall in its continuing commitment to promoting the values and benefits of diversity in the workplace. Let us show you the benefits of using the Topnotch Employment Services.
Topnotch Employment Services is a recruitment company located in the west end of Toronto with over 20 years of experience. We were established in 1992 and have become a full service employment agency dedicated to building solid partnerships with our candidates and clients.
We take pride in supporting an employment policy based on workplace diversity and are proud to be among the first to be relentlessly promoting diversity in employment practices in Ontario. Our team of skilled recruitment consultants and dedicated support staff at Topnotch are committed to a standard of professionalism and excellence.
We are confident that Topnotch Employment Services Inc. will bring a solid business proposition to your business.
Meet the President
Terry Sawh, President of Topnotch Employment Services Inc., specialising in employment staffing and recruitment.
I believe that supply diversity is a solid business proposition and that the efficiency of such a program offers a distinctive and competitive edge. Topnotch Employment Services is one of the original certified suppliers with CAMSC (Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council).
I am also the author of “Immigrating to Canada: A Realistic Path to Success”. This book is dedicated to informing new immigrants, entrepreneurs and representatives of the government on immigration processes and assisting immigrants with their transition to a new country.
“Our People are Our Strength”
Industries Currently Serving
Information Technology (IT)
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Topnotch Employment application forms & agreements
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Contract Management experience on buy side (vendor) and sell (client), preferably with government contract experience. Ability to write, interpret and negotiate contracts.
Order Pickers – We are currently looking for general labourers in the Caledon/Brampton area! $12.00 per hour, major intersection is Mayfield and Airport Road.
Our client in Vaughan is looking for general warehouse workers. $10.25 – $10.75 per hour; depending on shift.
Star Job #1*Looking for Contract Manager ASAP!!!* To start Immediately! Duration: From 6 months to Perm Pay Rate: $34 Location: Toronto King Toronto ON M5H 1J8, Canada Description/Comment: Contract Management experience on buy side (vendor) and sell (client), preferably with government contract experience. Ability to write, interpret and negotiate Contract Change Notices with little supervision. Heavy Accenture Senior Management Exposure. Heavy client exposure. High productivity with attention to detail. Ability to work in a fast paced and very stressful environment under constant deadlines. This is not an administrative position. This position requires knowledge of contract law and the ability to write contracts. Must be high energy individual with superior inter-personal skills. Additional Job Details: Contract & legal knowledge, ability to write contracts, ability to handle detailed work under pressure. If interested, please send resumes!
Star Job #2GENERAL LABOUR POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE CALEDON AREA JOB DESCRIPTION: Order Pickers - We are currently looking for general labourers in the Caledon/Brampton area! • Warehouse Experience an asset • Some lifting may be required (in rotation) • Able to work in a fast paced environment • Must be flexibility to work any shift • Shifts: 3:15 pm – 11:00 pm; 11 pm- 7am (LOOKING MORE FOR NIGHT SHIFT) REQUIRE: • Very good verbal communication skills (English) • Ability to listen and follow instructions. • Must be able to clear a security background check. Pay Rate: $12.00 per hour Location: Caledon, ON Major Intersection is Mayfield and Airport Road. Interested Candidates, please submit your resumes!
Star Job #3Our client in Vaughan is looking for general warehouse workers: •Must be able to work in Packaging or Press department; lifting required. •Warehouse Experience an asset •Able to work in a fast paced environment •$10.25 - $10.75 per hour; depending on shift *Flexibility to work ROTATING shift : MANDATORY* Must be able to work morning shift (one week), afternoon shift (one week) and midnight shift (one week). Requirements: • Very good verbal communication skills (English) • Ability to listen and follow instructions. MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT UP TO 50 POUNDS Location: Highway 7 & Weston Road Please submit resumes if interested!
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Objective: To become a part of an innovative company where I will be able to expand my knowledge of programming languages and/or business procedures.
A skilled Technical Support Analyst with over 15 years of experience with Microsoft Operating Systems and Applications. Able to deliver quality Customer Service and Problem Solving to internal and external clients ranging from line staff to upper management.
Objective: Visitor/Member Representative. Over 10+ years of experience in customer service, marketing and administrative areas; successfully addressing concerns and needs of a diverse clientele.
Influential business propessional with a passion and a talent for educating others in Diverity/Inclusion, Disability Awareness, Accessibility (AODA), Disability Management, Community Outreach, Health and Safety practices and Service Excellence.
Topnotch Employment Services reaches out to everyone to reflect and express a personal passion for opening doors and opportunities with reputable Canadian corporations and government for differently abled qualified candidates. The reference to differently abled as opposed to disabled is reflective of the fact that people with different limitations or restrictions prove to be very able and productive employees if presented with the opportunity.
Accordingly, in 2013 a major financial institution’s survey revealed that Canadian employers found employees who have hired people with disabilities to be more engaged, more productive and more loyal than those without disabilities. However, it also found that a large number of businesses have never hired a person with either a visible or non-visible disability. The report goes on to suggest that companies would benefit greatly from hiring more employees with disabilities.
We currently work with a number of agencies, including Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP), who specialize in pre-employment programs and training to the differently abled. We also have partnered with Spinal Cord Injury of Ontario (SCIO), who specializes in individuals who have had a spinal cord injury. We have a number of qualified and remarkable candidates with experience in the areas of IT, clerical, administration and management.
Topnotch Employment Services Inc. is committed to bringing to the forefront the opportunities for you, the corporation, and the differently abled-individual.
For more information, please call 416-741-0066.
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
A Supplier diversity program has clearly proven to provide a more competitive platform resulting in mutual benefits to all participants.
Introducing Topnotch Legal Services – a division of Topnotch Employment Services Inc., a corporate entity with a 22 year history in the staffing industry.
Topnotch Legal Services has a specific objective and purpose which is to focus on the strength that diversity inclusion brings to an organization.
We are convinced that companies like yours will be best serviced by innovative solutions, varied view points and perspectives which spring from a vibrant and diverse community.
Today’s community is greatly enhanced and challenged by shifts in demographics. The contributions of qualified legal minds from lawyers to law clerks coming from varied backgrounds put us in a stronger position to present top notch quality with varied experiences and insights.
As part of our focus on diversity and inclusion, we have a passion in addressing the differently abled employee. Differently abled persons are essential parts of the diverse work pool but sometimes face significant barriers to employment due to varied limitations.
Our experiences from interacting with other clients strongly suggest that differently abled workers are very eager, committed and productive members of the workforce due to the satisfaction derived from being a crucial member of a workforce.
Skills & Qualifications
Identifying with our Recruiters
“A successful and enduring relationship is built on professionalism, trust, respect and accommodation.”
One of the main goals of our Recruiters is to establish a professional relationship with candidates to ensure that each candidate is properly coached and guided before being sent to a job interview and /or assigned to a job.
Every candidate is identified with a Recruiter who works with the candidate to:
- Establish a relationship of confidence and comfort level.
- Provide the candidate with all available details of the job, including rate of pay and assignment duration.
- Ensuring that the candidate provides an updated resume and to offer advice on the modification of resume when necessary.
- Assuring the candidate that all personal information provided to the Recruiter and/or Topnotch Employment Services will be kept in strict confidentiality in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
- Schedule the candidate for a personal interview and registration at Topnotch Employment Services.
- Provide the candidate with the client/company name, contact and website information, at the time candidate is scheduled for an interview.
- Brief candidate on Topnotch recruitment policy, procedures, the responsibilities of both parties and the provision of training in accordance with any specific job requirement.
Important Resume Tips
“Your resume is your marketing tool”
It is a fallacy to believe that only “white collar” job seekers should have a resume. A resume is the “go getter” for anyone seeking employment. The resume introduces the job seeker to the hiring manager and it is that first impact or impression that the resume creates would decide whether or not you will be called to an interview.
Topnotch Employment recommends that not only active job seekers, but every worker should have an updated resume. There could be an opportunity for advancement in your existing employment, but it may require the submission of an application along with a resume. Hiring managers often request a resume even if the position is for a general warehouse worker.
“At a glance, the resume should present a “snap shot” of your qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience.” Diligence is very important in the preparation of your resume. The hiring manager does not have the time to read every detail in the resume.
Here are some important resume tips:
- Cover Letter – A cover letter of 3 – 4 paragraphs, but not more than 1 page, must always accompany your resume. It basically introduces you and should very briefly state your qualifications, skills, experience, achievements and your objective. Indicate the value that you will bring to the organization. Modify your cover letter according to the position you are applying to.
- Objective – a clearly stated objective helps the hiring manager in understanding your career focus and how it matches the overall objectives of the company. Bear in mind that the purpose of the resume is to secure an interview, which is the first step in obtaining a job offer.
- Begin the resume with your legal name, complete address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address, at the top centre of the page; followed by highlight of skills & qualifications in point form; work experience in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent experience – start and end dates; Education; Recent achievements; Volunteer work; Awards and References.
- Customize your resume to meet the job requirements of every application. It is advisable to carefully read and understand the job requirements and look up the company’s website for information about the company. You want to project the skills that identify with the job requirements. Do not provide false information on the resume. You must be able to verify all information.
- Choice of words must be demonstrative of achievements, creativity, leadership, qualifications, personal development and communication skills, among others – Use Action Verbs; Information could also be obtained at the Library.
- Carefully review the resume for any spelling or grammatical errors, before submission. Having it reviewed by an experienced person or staff from your Community Resource Centre would be ideal.
- A resume that is incoherent, badly constructed and flawed with spelling and grammatical errors will automatically rule you out.
- Try to limit the number of pages to a maximum of two.
- You are not required to provide date of birth, country of origin, social insurance number, ethnic and family background on your resume.
- Ensure that you submit your resume within the specified deadline for submission.
- You may want to follow up if you did not receive any feedback. Do so after one week has elapsed and be tactful.
“Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail.”
- Do not treat an interview casually, for it is the opportunity you need to be given consideration for employment. Be diligent in preparing for the interview because you want to be confident in presenting you as an individual, your skills, knowledge and experience in the most effective manner that will create a positive impression on the interviewer. In the same manner, the interviewer will be keen in assessing your suitability for the position.
- Visit the company’s website to obtain information about the nature of its business, market segments and competition, among other relevant information.
- Be professionally groomed and attired. A conservative suit is always best for both men and women. Interviewers tend to assess how the interviewee presents him or herself. Avoid using excessive cologne etc. which may have distracting odor.
- Walk with a copy of your resume and be alert to the fact that you may be interviewed by a panel of persons.
- There are a lot of information and interview tips on the internet; Be mindful that over preparation can cause anxiety and nervousness.
- Ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time and wait in the lobby rather than the reception area. Be clear about the company’s address and the travel time.
- Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake and address him/her by Mr., Mrs., or Ms., followed by the last name. Do not sit until you are offered a seat.
- Do not chew gum or smoke at the interview and turn your phone off ahead of time. Be comfortable, relaxed and confident. Maintain regular eye contact with the interviewer during the course of the interview.
- You may be asked Behavioural and Situational questions, be prepared to answer them; Also, questions about your strengths and weaknesses.
- Appear very enthusiastic about the position. Present your skills, qualifications and achievements with confidence.
- Be prepared to answer questions regarding any “gap” in the period of your employment experience.
- Avoid making negative remarks about your previous employer. Talk about the things you enjoyed doing in your previous job and your achievements, show concrete examples. When asked why you are leaving your present employer, talk about the new challenges and opportunities you are seeking.
- When asked about salary expectations mention a position within the range that was given for the position.
- Be prepared for the inevitable. “Do you have any questions?” As to the job, the company, the future, etc.
- Avoid questions about salary and benefits. If you have nothing to ask, you may say: “You anticipated most of my questions and have already dealt with them.” Or ask to expand on a particular point Or you may want to ask how soon should you expect a feedback.
- If you are confident about the overall interview and you have a genuine interest in working for the company, we suggest that you make a closing statement as follows: “I am genuinely interested in this position and will feel honoured to be a member of your team. If given the opportunity, I will prove to be an invaluable asset.”
- Be sure to thank the interviewer for his/her time!
Most candidates are unaware that it is mandatory to have a valid Forklift Certification in order to obtain employment as a Forklift Operator. It is also important to note that an “in-house” certification is only valid and acceptable to be used at the employer’s company where the in-house certification was obtained (It is Not Transferrable). If you are seeking employment as a Forklift Operator, ensure that you attend an approved Forklift Training School for training and certification. A valid certification is required to operate any of the following equipment:- Counterbalance/Dockstocker, Raymond Reach, Order Picker/Cherry Picker/High Lift Order Selector and Pallet Rider/Walkie.
Based on our experience, employers often request that the employee has a combination of certification – Counterbalance, Raymond Reach and the Pallet Rider. It is also important to be aware of the fact that most employers require you to demonstrate your competence in operating the equipment by passing their in-house safety test, both theory and practical, before assigning you to any forklift duties. Having at least six months working experience will be an asset and if you do not have the work experience, ensure that you receive proper and adequate training, especially, immediately prior to going on a work assignment.
During the in-house safety tests, the employer will be observing and assessing your knowledge of safe operating practices, your start up safety checks for any defects on the equipment and how you manoeuvre the equipment between aisles.
Topnotch Employment has established a working relationship with the Davis Forklift Training, North York, Ontario; Canadian Forklift Training Centre, Mississauga and the Industrial Lift Safety Training Center, Mississauga. We have provided their information below, including a link to their websites and recommend that you contact any of the training schools as you consider convenient.
Industrial Lift Safety Forklift Training & Certification Centre
1515 Britannia Rd. E Unit # 12
Mississauga, ON, L4W 4K1
Robin L Seligman Professional Corporation
Canadian Immigration Law Firm
People generally tend to be more comfortable, relaxed and confident when they are personally referred to a company and or individual to obtain professional advice, especially advice in the legal field. Since the launching of its Legal Division, Topnotch Employment has established strategic relationship with prominent professional organizations in the Legal and Immigration field. One such organization is the Canadian Immigration Law Firm.
Robin L Seligman Professional Corporation is a law firm that is exclusively devoted to the practice of Canadian immigration law. The firm facilitates the transfer of personnel and individuals between foreign countries and Canada whether to immigrate, to work on temporary assignments, to study, visit, sponsor spouses or other relatives, apply under PNP’s or appeal refused applications. Clients are local and multinational businesses, associations, and, not-for-profit organizations, professional firms and individuals. Whether it is contentious issues, unexpected roadblocks or troubleshooting urgent and complex situations, we are extremely qualified to manage time sensitive and complex immigration issues.
Robin L Seligman is past Chair of the National Citizenship and Immigration section of the Canadian Bar Association as well as Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration section. She lectures on Canadian Immigration law at the Law Society of Upper Canada as well as the Canadian Bar Association and is regularly quoted in Canadian National Newspapers and also appears on television. She is also certified as a specialist in Immigration law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is regularly listed in Lexpert and Whose Who as a top recognized specialist by her colleagues. Robin L Seligman Professional Corporation is well respected, reliable and extraordinary service to our clients is the cornerstone of our success.
Robin Seligman, Barrister & Solicitor
Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law
by the Law Society of Upper Canada
Student Recruitment in the Caribbean and Guyana
The top 10 reasons to come to Centennial College in Toronto, Canada or Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario are:
- The students receive a quality education that is taught by faculty members who have had industry experience in the course that they are teaching. Class sizes are small and there are world class laboratories. Centennial College is Ontario’s oldest Community College and is a public funded non-profit educational institution. There are four campuses in the east end of Toronto which allow for that small college feel but all of the resources of a large campus.
- Courses are designed to provide students with an education leading to employment. Some courses have a “co-op’ element where the student, while taking the course gets to work in their field of study and be paid for it. Toronto is also the financial and employment centre of Canada so chances of employment are greater than other parts of North America.
- Southern Ontario’s cost of living is low compared to other cities in the world with rents in a shared residence room at $4400 per year and Canada is a major producer of food with a plentiful supply and low costs.
- Students can get a work permit after graduation allowing them to work full-time for the number of years that they took their course. The student can get global work experience and earn a full time salary.
- Centennial continues to invest in infrastructure for the students. A new library and academic facility along with an Athletics and Wellness Centre is scheduled to open in 2011. Conestoga has a new campus near Kitchener, Ontario.
- Toronto is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. Centennial has over 3,000 international students on campus.
- There are regular flights leaving from Toronto to the Carribean on a daily basis.
- Toronto is ranked as the safest large metropolitan area in North America by Places Rated Almanac.
- Tuition costs including student fees and medical coverage are around $12,500(CAN) annually which is cheaper than a Canadian or American University. If you consider that living costs would be around $12,000(CAN) this amount can be comparable to the total cost including tuition of study in the UK.
- Engineering Technician and Technologist courses are recognized by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
The Topnotch Group of Companies has also recently been chosen to represent Conestoga College of Kitchener Ontario in courses that Centennial College does not provide. These courses include degree level programs: Bachelor of Applied Business in Accounting, Audit and Information or International Business Management; Bachelor of Applied Technology in Architecture; Bachelor of Applied Technology in Mechanical Systems Engineering. The courses are offered at Conestoga’s campus about 1 hour west of Toronto and are extremely cost competitive(40% less than university costs) versus university tuitions.
Courses begin in September, January and Business courses in May and it is always a good idea to register early in order to reserve a place and give enough time to process a Canadian study permit. Courses such as 6422 Game Art and Design, which is the creative side of gaming, and 3109 and 3119 (Co-op) Software Engineering Technology- Interactive Gaming, which is the programming side of gaming, are popular so it good to apply as early as possible.
Go to centennialcollege.ca/International centre for more information on courses and an on-line application form. Please fill out our agent/contact info and approval if you are preparing an application form so that we can provide you with free information and advice on all matters relating to coming to Centennial or Conestoga College.
If I can be of any help in assisting you in attending Centennial College in Toronto, Canada or Conestoga College Degree courses in Kitchener, Ontario please contact me.
Topnotch Group of Companies
An Agent for Centennial College and Conestoga College
2365 Finch Avenue West Suite 207
416-742-0808 Ext 201
TOPNOTCH CENTENNIAL BROCHURE
Health & Safety
Employee safety and health is our number one objective at Topnotch Employment. Ongoing application of safe practices and common sense by each employee is a requirement. All accidents are preventable. This is the cornerstone of our safety effort.
To ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and your co-workers, you are empowered and required to immediately report all accidents, incidents, occupational injuries or illnesses, and unsafe practices or work conditions to your supervisor, team leader or an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) committee member or representative. The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990 and Regulation 851 for Industrial Establishments sets out guidelines for safe work practices to be followed by all employers and employees.
Management of Topnotch Employment Services Inc. is vitally interested in the health and safety of its employees. Protection of employees from injury is a major continuing objective of Topnotch Employment Services Inc.
We will make every effort to provide a safe and healthy work environment. In this regard, Management of Topnotch Employment Services Inc. is committed to working with all of its clients in an effort to ensure that all supervisors and workers must be dedicated to the continuing objective of reducing risk of injury. As an employer, we recognize our ultimate responsibility for workers health and safety, including safety against VIOLENCE & HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE.
To find out more information please visit:
Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors
To view the power point presentation that will help you with the quiz:
Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps
Affiliates & Partners
A tribute to our trusted Partners and Affiliates!
These are .PDF versions of our application forms and qualifying tests for you to download and print. You can fill them out at home and bring them with you when you visit us!
Topnotch Employment application forms & agreements
Executive Staffing application form & agreements
Standard Safety quiz
Worker Safety Awareness in 4 Steps Quiz