Our Story

The Diversified Story

Diversified Staffing Services (DSS) is an Alberta owned and operated company, founded in Calgary in 1978 by Randy and Marilyn Ward. Originally opening with a staff of only 5 people, DSS started small but quickly gained momentum. With a unique candidate-centric focus, a pride in providing the best in customer service to our clients and a unique team culture, DSS organically grew within Alberta opening offices in Edmonton and eventually Red Deer. Throughout the years DSS gained invaluable experience in Staffing, Recruitment and Payroll Services; experience that allowed us to offer the best solutions to our clients and always give back to the communities that we service and live in.

In 1997, capitalizing on this experience, DSS identified a need in the Canadian employer market and created PEO Canada (PEO) to provide integrated, outsourced human resource services that reduce employer risks. The creation of PEO has allowed DSS to offer additional services to our clients and has created new opportunities for our organization. In the previous 3 years, DSS has employed over 20,000 people. Whether it is temporary general labour, seasonal workers or full-time permanent placements, DSS’s focus on our candidates and clients has allowed us to grow.

Today, DSS has over 160 internal employees strategically located across offices in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer. Our solutions have been streamlined over the past 40 years, however, our corporate ethos and our identity have been maintained. DSS strives to provide the best service to both our candidates and clients alike, while continually giving back to our communities. Locally owned and operated, DSS is poised to continue to connect the best talent with the best companies within Alberta and across Canada.