S.i. Systems

Ottawa, Canada
Brian Brady, V.P. Public Sector
Which of the following best describes your company?
Small- or medium-sized company

Type of company (check all applicable)
  • Consulting/IT Services

If other, please specify

Area of Specialization
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Big Data (Data Governance/Data Science & Analytics)
  • Cloud/Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Ecommerce
  • Mobile
  • TMT (technology, media and telecommunications)

If other, please specify

Do you have a need for / interest in hiring a coop/intern student?
Not at this time

Describe your company's current technology and solutions
S.i. Systems is the leading Canadian provider of on demand IT staffing services. Established in 1994 in Calgary, Alberta, S.i. Systems remains a truly Canadian owned and operated company headquartered in Calgary with centres of excellence located across the country, including Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.
S.i. Systems provides a full range of IT staffing specializations including but not limited to project managers, business analysts, software developers, and network and ERP professionals. S.i. Systems offers fully sourced contractors for term assignments, permanent placement services for new employees, and outsourced payroll and contract administration for independent contractors. We supply on demand IT resources to over 355 clients across Canada, and are a formal preferred supplier to over 120 of these organizations.
2019 fiscal year gross revenues were $438 million and we have over 3,600 IT professionals on assignment across Canada. We source and place our IT professionals from our proprietary database of over 227,000 prequalified IT professionals. We attract new IT professionals to our database via our website, www.sisystems.com, where each month we post 900-1,100 active jobs and receive over 200,000 unique visitors. In a recent survey, 97.40% of our clients ranked S.i. Systems as equal as or better than our competitors in quality of resources provided, and 97.48% of our clients ranked S.i. Systems as equal or better in response time.
S.i. Systems focuses on five key industry areas across Canada: energy, financial services, public sector, telecommunications media and technology, and consumer industries. In fiscal year 2019, we made 8,485 placement transactions in contract, permanent, and payroll outsourcing of IT professionals. The success rate of these placements was 99.28%.
As a leader in the IT staffing industry, we offer many competitive advantages that differentiate us from all other firms. Our competitive advantages include:
 Right to Hire
S.i. Systems provides all clients with the right to hire any contractor as a permanent employee with no fees or penalties any time after 12 months. Hiring before 12 months can be achieved for a placement fee of 18% of their starting salary. Conditions subordinate to existing client Master Services Agreement (MSA).
 Money Back Guarantee
We are confident in our ability to make the best match! We substantiate our commitment with the only 30-day money back guarantee in the industry on each new consultant we place, and an industry-leading 6-month money back guarantee on permanent placements.
 Insurance Coverage on all Contractors
All S.i. Systems consultants are covered under our umbrella insurance policy that provides for $10 million coverage for general liability and $10 million in errors and omissions insurance. Our Enterprise Protection Plan provides indemnification against deemed employer/employee liabilities, and we also provide WSIB/WCB/WorkSafeBC insurance for all contractors in provinces where we operate. Our clients can have the confidence that every resource placed by S.i. Systems is covered.
S.i. Systems has garnered public recognition of our growth and success, as highlighted by a number of major magazines and ranking organizations. Recent distinctions are as follows:
• S.i. Systems was ranked as the third largest IT staffing agency in Canada by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Largest Staffing Firms in Canada: 2019 Update.
• S.i. Systems was first awarded a winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program in 2010 and has maintained that status every year, achieving Gold Standard in 2013, becoming a Platinum Club member in 2017, and maintaining that distinction through to 2019.
• 2nd largest IT staffing agency in Canada (Branham300 2018 Edition).

The success of S.i. Systems is the result of a fully integrated team of dedicated account executives and recruiters and our proprietary MatchGuide™ database and recruiting technology. We are well positioned to address human capital needs for new IT professionals and will continue to scale and evolve our business as we pursue our vision of being Canada’s partner of choice for on demand IT professionals.

Are you aware of any current government challenges or opportunities that would be addressed by using your technology solution? Or a future need you can identify?
S.i. Systems specialty is providing just in time resources across a wide range of IT and Professional services. With the current situation access to such talent and the ability to quickly redeploy talent from across Canada is highly relevant to the Federal Government as the look to both solve internal systems and resorource issues and focus on helping the economy recover.

As the COVID crisis continues, please describe specific opportunities where your technology might support Canadian needs / government needs
S.i. Systems is not a product based company but the expertise and consulting talent we can bring from our centers across Canada is unmatched. S.i. Systems currently has over 3000 consultants deployed and over 200,000 consultants registered within our proprietary database. Specifically, S.i Systems is able to source and provide any talent required by the federal government.

Do you have any final reflections or comments?