Career Compass Canada is a leading Strategic People Solutions and Career Transition firm working with a range of clients in both the private and public sectors. Our approach is to partner with clients to develop and deliver customized solutions for seamless and integrated roll out that align with business needs. We believe a workforce that is fully engaged is the single most important component to an organization’s continued  success and growth. Our multi-disciplinary team provides tier one delivery on a regional and coast to coast platform that embraces quality and focus in everything we do.

The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary of service excellence and was founded in 1975 by Don Harrison as D.C. Harrison Associates Ltd. Mr. Harrison was one of the Canadian pioneers in developing HR strategy and programs for outplacement/career transition services in Hamilton, Ontario. We are one of the original outplacement firms in Canada and take great pride in the work we do with our candidates ensuring the latest in job search techniques for fast and successful landings.

In the 1990’s the company was taken over by Fred C. Hopkinson, CHRP, and continued to develop its services and products. The company became a partner firm in 1998 with Career Partners International – CPI – an organization that brings together 70 premier Talent Management firms worldwide  to allow regional, national and global reach with local experienced teams. CPI partner firms must maintain high program standards and are monitored by a global quality assurance team to ensure industry leading delivery and client satisfaction. Our global equity partnership includes 1600 employees working in over 45 countries with 270 office locations to exceed the needs of our customers.

We have continued our progressive evolution and re-branded a few years ago as Career Compass Canada Inc. which is now headed by  an experienced Talent Management Leadership Group who bring decades of experience to develop  people and organizations to ensure they reach their maximum potential. Career Compass Canada has continued to expand its services  to meet the growing demands of business and ever changing needs of organizations. Today we offer several key practice areas led by best-in-class consultants including:

Outplacement/Career Transition, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching,  Team Engagement, Wellness 360, Organizational Performance Planning, Recruitment, Retention, Retirement Transition, Succession, On boarding, Redeployment, HR On Call  for Small and Medium Enterprises, Conflict Resolution and Post Termination Stress Counselling for co-workers who must move forward and cope with change.

The company focus is: Human Resources Strategic Development – the belief being that there is nothing more important to a corporation or organization than its people. Building a people strategy that aligns with business needs is a core strength our professional team brings to your organization. Let us help develop your team today so they are “tomorrow ready.”

Our Core Values:


To be an industry leader providing innovative and creative HR and Talent solutions that brings about change and success for business, organizations and individuals


Create new opportunities for growth and development for business, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, coaching, strategic HR planning and career transition services


  • Protect privacy and confidentiality
  • Ensure the highest of ethical standards and to serve with integrity and honesty
  • Provide service that exceeds expectations with on time delivery
  • Accountable and responsible for actions and programs
  • Appreciate and respect our team and the clients we work with at all times


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Al Lutchin – Career Compass Canada

Al Lutchin is President & CEO of Career Compass Canada – a leader in Strategic People Solutions and Career Transition services. He has served in senior management roles in both the private and public sectors. Al is Vice-President of The Rotary Club of Hamilton AM, co-chair of the Hamilton Chamber HR committee and hosts a show on Cable 14, Hamilton Works. Al was born in a small rural community in South Western Ontario and started his career as a Reporter working in Halifax after graduating from UWO. He and wife, Nance live in Ward 7 on the Mountain and his daughter, Kate, is a Veterinarian and co-owner of the Blue Cross Animal Hospital. Al is proud to be leading the Career Compass Canada team celebrating 40 years of service excellence.  The founding Hamilton firm was launched in 1975 as D.C. Harrison and Associates – one of the National pioneers in developing outplacement/career transition programs for impacted employees. Al’s hobbies include horseback riding and working hard to improve his golf game.



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March 26 – Freelancer Meetup


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