Our employer clients are saying…

"Stephanie took the time to understand our requirements, our business, and our culture – our value proposition to a recruit. Because of this, she could help us to assess candidates effectively, and could help us and the candidates understand each other. Once we identified our preferred candidate, Stephanie worked with us to move the process along, iron out the wrinkles, and move us along efficiently to an accepted offer." Mike Walker, Managing Partner, Miller Thomson LLP Vancouver

"I contacted Hunter West because your people know the legal industry. You send appropriate candidates. The resumes were well-laid out and easy to read, you had good communication with the candidates, and they appeared on time and prepared for their interviews. The candidates you were sending were much better than the candidates who were applying via Indeed. Your contacts and industry experience allow you to present quality candidates." Leslie Green, Manager: People & Innovation

"JoAnne & Elizabeth are my 'go to' for top legal talent. They are amazing – super responsive, and always available. They know me and my standards, and they understand the candidate profile that fits the firm. Hunter West attracts top talent, and I will work with them again." HR Director of law firm


"Hunter West is excellent. Stephanie was very responsive to our requests and was accessible at all times. She listened to us and did exactly as we requested without being ‘pushy’. We had a need that required speed and specific knowledge of the marketplace as it pertained to lawyers. We contacted three firms and selected Hunter West due to their specialization in the type of position that we were seeking. It was very clear that they were there to serve our unique needs as opposed to simply acting as a placement agency to fill a position with anyone half decent. We appreciated their speed and access to candidates that may not have otherwise applied. I also liked the fact that Stephanie did all the reference and other checks, and kept us updated step by step.

I have worked with several recruitment agencies, and Hunter West’s style stands out. Their strength is truly caring about what the client wants and making it easy for them to achieve their goal, as opposed to telling the client what is best for them. I would rank Hunter West among the best in B.C. and, in terms of the legal field, the best." Hiring manager of local organization


"JoAnne, I’ve really enjoyed working together … as always, it’s a pleasure working with you! Thank you for all of your efforts!" Sonia Kenward, HR Professional/Consultant

"My experience with Hunter West was first rate. Stephanie and Mike did all the heavy lifting. On a technical level, they checked all the references and screened all the applications, but even more helpful was the analysis (including the insights) that they put into considering the candidates. That was extremely valuable in making our decision.

I have worked with another agency, and the experience with Hunter West was far superior. You made a challenging task smooth and successful. Thank you very much!" Hiring manager of local organization

"My firm has used Hunter West previously, and my experience working with them was great. We had tried to do our own search but, based on the specification of the area, were not successful. Elizabeth responded to me immediately and really went to work right away on the mandate. Hunter West used their skills to find individuals with the right skill sets, and sourced individuals that we never would have found on our own. I have worked with other recruitment agencies and Hunter West is now at the top of my list. I would definitely use the services of Hunter West again!" Hiring manager at national law firm

"Hunter West is responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. I highly value my relationship with Hunter West, and trust their judgment in bringing strong candidates to the table. Great work!" HR Director of law firm

"I had searched for jobs on my own and applied for various positions without success. This year I decided to take control of various things in my life and my career was one of them. I found Hunter West and felt really good about my initial meeting with Elizabeth. I was very impressed with the entire experience.  I felt that I was being listened to, and I felt confident that Elizabeth understood what I was looking for. Hunter West brought forward potential jobs that I likely wouldn’t have found in my own job search. They also mediated between myself and my new employer. I really enjoyed working with Elizabeth and I would 100% use the services of Hunter West again! They were professional and efficient, and the entire process was very smooth.
" Hiring manager at local law firm

Our talent is saying…

"My experience with Hunter West is the best experience I’ve ever had working with a recruiter. Mike is an amazing guy, and I’m grateful for his help and support. Mike tells the frank truth, and offered tough advice when it was needed. I have worked with other agencies before, and Hunter West is far and away my best experience to date. Thanks again, Mr. Aujla, you’re the best in the business." Robert F. Delamar, Lawyer

"I’ve had great Recruiters in the past, but none of them provided me with opportunities everyday like you did, JoAnne. I felt like you understood exactly what I wanted in my next position, and you were determined to find it for me. I can’t thank you enough for your support through the process as well. You are fantastic at what you do, and I couldn’t be happier with the service you provided me. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!" Lauren Jacob, Paralegal

"Hunter West is exceptional. Elizabeth was wonderfully helpful and informative throughout the process. The communication was very timely, and I genuinely felt that she was very interested in making sure both I and the company I was interviewing at were going to be a good fit. I really appreciated the extra, more personal insight into the organization I was applying to, especially relating to the culture of the firm, company benefits, and so on. I found it really helpful to have a recruiter liaising directly with the company I was interested in. I think it can be the difference between getting an interview or having your resume tossed aside. I have worked with other recruitment agencies before, but Hunter West (and Elizabeth specifically) has been my best experience so far. Hunter West will be the first place I contact if I ever need recruitment services in the future." Jasmine Swanson, Paralegal

"My experience with Hunter West was exceptional! I reached out to Hunter West with no expectations since I didn’t have any formal education in the legal field. JoAnne was calm and patient She gave me positive feedback and she worked hard to get me interviews. Hunter West, especially JoAnne, was a great advocate for me in presenting me as a candidate to different firms despite my lack of formal legal education; she highlighted my work experience instead. She was also realistic with me and, when it came time to she advocated for me, highlighting my work experience when I lacked in other areas.

I have worked with other agencies, and feel that Hunter West is great! I like how it is specialized, so you don’t have to filter through various jobs across different industries. In particular, JoAnne Peppiatt was wonderful to work with. She was patient and approachable, and listened to what I was looking for. I will definitely use Hunter West again if I ever intend to look elsewhere within the legal field. I would also recommend the services of Hunter West to others who are thinking the same." C.D., Executive Legal Assistant

"I loved my experience working with Hunter West! Elizabeth was very friendly and energetic. She always kept me updated on job postings that she thought would be a good match for me, and I found it helpful that she was actively updating me on available job postings, rather than me simply searching the Hunter West website.

Hunter West brought a friendly personality and a desire to help me and see me succeed. I worked with another agency in the past, but Hunter West is so much more knowledgeable and really goes the extra mile. They ensure that you are up to date on job postings, and also communicate with potential employers to ensure everything is satisfactory. If I were to want to change law firms, I would definitely use Hunter West again." Sarah Kornder, Legal Assistant

"JoAnne and Elizabeth, thank you for your efforts in finding me my new position. The two of you made the process of interviews so easy, practically stress-free, and I really felt supported. I have recommended you to so many people. For those of us with ‘unique’ CVs and personalities to match, you doing the leg work makes all the difference in the world. Thank you!" Sarah Kavanagh, Corporate Paralegal

"JoAnne, thank you so much for everything. I'm super excited and stoked to have got my first choice. Thank you for your patience, help, insights, and dedication to the cause. I truly appreciate it. Working with you was fabulous!" K.D., Legal Assistant

"I rate Hunter West 10 out of 10. I never had a silent week. Elizabeth emailed me a variety of different ideas and opportunities that fit my interest. I had a lot to choose from and loved how understanding, professional, and efficient Hunter West is. Elizabeth never let me feel forgotten, and I never felt like she gave up on me. Hunter West was always on top of things and busy, and always there for me. I felt taken good care of.

Thank you so much for finding me the perfect job. I greatly appreciate your efforts and am endlessly thankful to Elizabeth and the team of Hunter West." V. B., Legal Assistant

My experience with Hunter West was 10/10! Got me my dream job. Hunter West actually wanted to find me a good job and not all recruiters care or try as hard to do so. The whole experience was great and made me feel that good things are about to happen! Legal Assistant

"I would rate my experience working with Hunter West 10/10. I was looking for a new job, and was applying to positions directly when I was contacted by Hunter West. They offered lots of communication, friendliness, and patience. Elizabeth contacted the employer often, kept me in the loop regarding the hiring process, and did everything in her power to land me the position. I have worked with other agencies, and Hunter West was definitely a step above. No other agency has presented me with a suitable opportunity save for Hunter West. Thanks again for all your help! Keep up the amazing work!" A.W., IT Professional