Experience. Technology. Creativity.  

Dean Group brings more than 40 years’ experience to every client and candidate relationship. Those decades in the industry taught us that the best results come from placing our candidates and clients first, specializing in the niches we know best and retaining our best people.


Cutting-edge technology enables us to conduct precise and customizable searches of over 17,000 candidates in Toronto, Kitchener and throughout Canada. Search criteria can include specific educational and professional designations, geographical regions and keyword search. All designed to deliver the best results for our clients and candidates.


By continually investigating new strategies and solutions, we find better ways to serve each client. We never hesitate to adopt innovative processes that increase efficiency and responsiveness. Just because we started in 1968, doesn’t mean we’re stuck there!


You’ll always come first to Dean Group. Need outstanding candidates or solutions to increase your organization’s efficiency? Looking for flexible or career positions? Your success is our focus.


We strive to be the staffing provider of choice for all our clients whether they are a global or national player or a startup business. We understand and bring valuable best practices to manage recruitment initiatives for an established organization, but we also take a personalized and consultative approach to service a growing enterprise.

Need temporary jobs in Toronto and Kitchener or help finding just the right talent? Dean Group’s Toronto temp agencies place you first.


1968.  Al Saley, President, co-founded his first recruitment firm. He built several recruitment firms and temp agencies in Toronto and Southern Ontario specializing in permanent, contract and temporary placements in Corporate Services, Administration, Finance and Information Technology personnel. Al later sold his business interests and became president of Adecco Canada.

2002. After leaving Adecco, Al Saley and his business partner, Karen Law, acquired Dean & Associates; PED Holdings Limited, now operating as the Dean Group, is managed under the direction of Al Saley and Karen Law.

2003. Acquired Pinstripe Technical Services, a division of Pinstripe Personnel, to form Dean Information Technology.

2004. Dean Real Estate/Property Construction & Property Management division was launched.

What people are saying about us.

I would like to take this opportunity to convey to Dean Group, my total satisfaction with the service we at Darton Property Advisors and Managers Inc. have received from Dean Group

My association with Dean goes back a long way from when, as Office Manager for another company, I was first introduced to using them for my staffing needs and to Dean’s expertise in filling those needs. When I left to join Darton, I would not have thought of dealing with anyone else.

After working together for a number of years (at least 10), Dean understands exactly the type of individual I’m looking for to fill any position. They only send candidates for interviews that are highly qualified for the position from a professional standpoint, but also from the perspective of how this individual will fit in with the staff at Darton. We have had an unusually high success rate with the administrative staff provided by Dean who have been promoted to other positions within the organization.

The things I really enjoy about our relationship with Dean is first the relationship is not just ‘strictly business,’ there is a level of personal interaction that is most appealing and the contact does not stop after we pay the fee. Second, there is no undue pressure brought to bear with other companies who are constantly harassing our business. Dean maintains a low key, but steadfast support structure and I would, and have, recommend them to anyone looking for a highly professional agency.

Darton Property Advisors & Managers Inc.