Ian Martin Group

Human resources consultant

Oakville, Ontario



About Ian Martin Group

Founded in 1957, the Ian Martin Group is North America's most progressive recruitment and project-staffing firm. As a Certified B Corporation, the company meets comprehensive standards that measure its impact on employees, suppliers, community, and the environment. Its guiding statement is: “building authentic connections around meaningful work.”

We became a B Corp to help clarify, define, and articulate our purpose as an organization. We hope to learn from other B Corps, improve our impacts, measure our progress, and become more transparent & accountable to that purpose.

The Ian Martin family includes technical recruitment divisions IML, IMT and IMIT – experts in Engineering, Telecom and IT respectively. The 500 Staffing is best understood as 'not so’ General Staffing. The newest division, Granary, connects business leaders who are driving positive net impacts through their work.

The Change We Seek®

We seek to share our time, money and expertise with both individuals and strategic partners to help people achieve meaningful employment in our local communities and around the world.


What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2012

Company Score

Median Score*



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: 50% of full-time employees participated in bonus plan; 50% of full-time employees participated in external professional development; Part-time and flex-time work schedules are offered; offer a health & wellness program and counseling services to employees

Community: >50% of revenues generated from clients residing locally to company headquarters; >40% of management is from underrepresented populations; between 25-49% of employees participated in company organized community service days; gives between 30-39% profits to charity

Environment: 100% of company facilities located in previously constructed buildings; Incentives in place to encourage carpooling and public transportation


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