Pan-Pacific Personnel Inc. is a professional HR search and consulting firm specializing in the placement of individuals who may provide an important bridge between Canadian and Japanese culture. As an expert in identifying and recruiting talent for global-minded companies, we are committed to providing the highest quality service to ensure that every placement we make is both effective and efficient.
We also offer a payroll service for your convenience.

For employers

Why Pan-Pacific Personnel?

A large pool of talent who have passed our rigorous screening process

A large number of excellent bilingual (English and Japanese) candidates with hands-on experience both in Japan and Canada are registered in our database. You will be able to find an ideal individual whose expertise and cultural background meet your company’s criteria.

Detailed support that will save you the trouble

Time is valuable. In order to ensure that our clients’ time is used effectively, we focus on understanding their needs and then finding the right individual as quickly as possible. We handle all of the time-consuming work, from refining your search for candidates, to skill and reference checks.

No fees charged until you have made a successful hire

Pan-Pacific provides services on a full contingency fee basis. Clients are not required to make any advance payment.

Our services

Permanent/Contract (fixed-term) Placement Services

Pan-Pacific will help find the right talent for a permanent or contract (fixed-term) position in your company from our pool of registered candidates or through the recruitment of new candidates through an extensive screening and interview process.

■ Screening Process

Prior to sending the top candidates to the client for a final interview, Pan-Pacific will carefully assess each individual’s skills, knowledge and ability to apply their skills in an actual working environment. This extensive pre-employment screening includes, but is not limited to

  • Oral and written language skill tests
  • A computer application test
  • A composition skills test
  • Skills interviews
  • A background check

■ Guarantee

Pan-Pacific guarantees each placement. Pan-Pacific will find the ideal match, or replace the candidate at no extra charge during the guarantee period.

Temporary Placement Services

Pan-Pacific hires temporary employees, as its own employees, and dispatches them to perform a particular job for a client for a specified period. As Pan-Pacific maintains the employer-employee relationship with temporary staff, we assume all of the financial and legal responsibilities of an employer, as required by law. The client simply enters into a service agreement with Pan-Pacific for the services provided by Pan-Pacific’s temporary staff.

■ Merits of Temporary Staffing Solutions

Costs associated with recruitment, hiring, turnover and absenteeism constitute one of the biggest expenses for most companies. Temporary staffing can not only reduce these costs and associated risks, but optimise your human resources as well. Merits of temporary staffing solutions include

  • No lengthy recruitment process
  • Reducedrecruiting and hiring costs
  • No tax burden
  • No WCB and employment insurance burden
  • Easy termination of employment
  • Possibility of trying out a future permanent employee (see below, “Temporary Staffing to Permanent Employment”)

■ Replacements

If a client advises Pan-Pacific that the performance of a temporary staff member is unsatisfactory, Pan-Pacific will provide a replacement.

■ Temporary Staffing to Permanent Employment

A client might wish to use our temporary staffing service to find an ideal candidate for a future permanent position. Or, a client may discover, during the temporary staffing period, that one of Pan-Pacific’s temporary staff members is worth hiring as a permanent employee. In this case, the client may enter into a permanent placement agreement with Pan-Pacific.

Payroll Service

We can help you with payroll, T-4 Form, ROE (Record of Employment), and the registration with WCB (Workers Compensation Board).


Pan-Pacific’s clients include Canadian offices/branches of large Japanese trading companies, banks, insurance companies, manufacturers, distributors, travel agencies, broadcasting companies and government agencies, IT companies, freight forwarders, shipping companies and engineering companies, as well as Canadian businesses dealing with Japan. Our service is highly recognized by our clients. Please read the testimonials here.

While many local recruiting agencies are trying to charge their high fees by introducing candidates with sub-standard, Pan-Pacific Personnel has helped us hire some excellent employees who can respond well to the high expectations of Japanese company. Pan-Pacific’s service is quick and very reasonable. You can not expect such honest and thorough service anywhere else!


Pan-Pacific Personnel has assisted us with our staffing needs for over a decade and I have no hesitation recommending the firm. Ms. Ishizaki and her team are quick, reliable and always mindful of client’s specific needs. Furthermore, since Pan-Pacific Personnel is owner-operated, the service it provides are consistent and always with a personal touch, which is an added value to its clients.”

General trading company

It’s been almost ten years since our company has started using the service from Pan-Pacific Personnel. It has been five years since I took over my current position, and during that time I have hired several people through Pan-Pacific. I’m happy to say that they are doing very well.
Recently, we had to find someone for a very important position in our company, and Pan-Pacific found some very appropriate candidates for the requirements. Ms. Ishizaki and Ms. Kamiya have always been able to respond quickly to our very specific demands. I really appreciate their ability to find the right employee for our requests.

Mayekawa Canada Inc. Hashimoto

“Time is money. Hiring staff? – Call Pan-Pacific!”
Our company has been using the service for about 14 years and that’s a long time. During that period, Pan-Pacific has found us many quality staff whom we couldn’t have found ourselves.
Time really IS money!
If you are looking for qualified staff without wasting time, call Pan-Pacific.
I can guarantee they will find some talented people you would want to keep forever!

Bonnycastel Investments Ltd. Director: Akemi Bianchin

Pan-Pacific’s service was meticulous from the initial meeting to the entire process of screening, final interviews and follow-up after hiring. We really appreciate their thorough support.

General trading company

We have requested Pan-Pacific Personnel’s support with hiring the very important staff members for setting up our company’s new branch in Vancouver. Our business demands very unique working conditions, and we need people with specific skills and abilities. Pan-Pacific has been very patient with our requests, and has found very talented employees for us. They also provide meticulous follow-up services after hiring. We are very glad we have used the Japanese owned recruiting company who understands our needs. We will definitely use Pan-Pacific’s service again.

EAJ Assistance Services Canada, Inc.
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