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Did you know that Positive People Placement Inc. (PPP) has been an established company since 1988? During this time, the company grew from a small Permanent Recruitment Agency into a major Full-Service Employment Agency.

Annually, PPP staffs hundreds of employees in various positions throughout Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Harvie Heights, Exshaw, Kananaskis and beyond. Many significant events have occurred since 1988; here is a condensed history of PPP:

  • 1988 - PPP is established by Jim Ridley. It operates in Medicine Hat, mostly as a permanent recruitment agency.
  • 1989 - 1990 - PPP wins the Best Employment Classification Advertising Award.
  • 1996 - Jim moves the company, along with his family, to Canmore.
  • 2002 - PPP reaches $1,000 000.00 in sales!
  • 2003 - Jim purchases High Country Office Services (HCOS)
  • March 2004 - PPP becomes fully operational from its Main St. offices
  • November 2004 - Nancy Blair becomes the new owner of PPP and HCOS while Jim retires from the business.
  • March 2005 - PPP embraces the One - Tonne Challenge
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  • April 2005 - PPP expands to better serve the Hospitality and Tourism Industry by hiring Paul Zilligen to be the new Manager, Tourism & Hospitality
  • December 2005 - PPP proudly achieves a Certificate of Recognition from Alberta Human Resources & Employment and the Alberta Construction Safety Association for its dedication to safe work practices.
  • April 2006 - PPP moves its office to a sunny new location 202-802 Main St.
  • February 2007 - Lesley Barkhouse is hired as the Operation Manager of PPP.
  • April 2007 - A satellite office is opened in Banff at the Bear St. Mall.
  • May 2007 - Paul Zilligen is promoted to General Manager and together with Shannon Birnie, Business Manager, they take over the management of PPP.
  • August 2007 - PPP is awarded with a Work Safe Alberta Best Safety Performer Award.
  • December 2008 - Aleks Zablotni-Schantz is hired as PPP’s new Business Manager.
  • December 2009 - PPP successfully completes another comprehensive annual ACSA safety audit and enters into our 5th year of being a COR certified company.

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Nancy Blair




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