About Us

We’re a different kind of recruitment company. The kind of company employees grow and develop with over a career.

Whether you’re an employer or a job seeker, Cowan’s team will get to know you and understand exactly what you need to be successful.

Job seekers count on us to connect them to a company that will provide opportunity for advancement, professional development and challenge.

Employers count on us to put winning teams together to drive results. Our clients want a partner they can collaborate with to attract and retain the best candidates.

Our Story

Husband and wife team Cyril Harris and Ruth Cowan set up what might have been the first independent recruitment shop in Montreal, Canada in 1954.

What began with a nudge by Alcan Aluminum in the 60’s, expanded into expertise recruiting expatriates for the entire mining and metals life cycle, including all disciplines, sectors and supporting industries. Today we provide personnel at all levels including executive, professional and technical staff across emerging and specialized sectors and industry lines.


222 Main Road, Hudson
Quebec Canada
J0P 1H0

Get In Touch

Toll-free: +1.866.440.2514
Phone: +1.450.458.0101