Since its founding in 2013, indispensable has been a leading player in the recruitment of Executive and Administrative Assistants

A firm specialized in the recruitment of high-level Executive Assistants

Convinced that Assistants can make an exceptional contribution, we have built a recruiting service befitting their skills and talent. indispensable offers and fills only permanent, high-quality positions.

In addition to working with companies of all sizes to achieve their business objectives, we play an active role in promoting and showcasing the Assistant profession in everything we do.

CEO and Founder

Vanessa Mongeau

Vanessa has led indispensable since she founded the company in 2013. A born entrepreneur, she soon made the business a leading player in the Executive Assistant community all across Canada. In addition to managing and expanding her business, Vanessa is actively involved in recruitment and client relations operations.

Excited to share her passion for the profession, she makes speeches, organizes exclusive events for Executive Assistants and disseminates information to promote the role. She also served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association du personnel de soutien administratif du Québec from 2016 to 2021. Her mission is to raise the profession’s profile of the profession using every means at her disposal. A graduate of HEC, her rigorous yet warm approach appeals to clients and candidates alike.

Partner and Recruitment Director

Charlène Rémillard

An indispensable team member since 2016 and Partner since 2021, Charlène quickly established herself as a trusted figure for Executive Assistants looking for employment. She is committed to advancing the profession and always on the lookout for the best talent. Keenly interested in developing and maintaining positive relationships, she is able to quickly grasp client needs and provide services that reflect her strong professional values. Over time, she has earned a reputation for her interpersonal skills and ability to listen and, eager to give back to her community, she has been actively involved with the Let’s Bond collective since 2020. Charlène holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management and is known for her proactivity, versatility and ability to work as part of a team.
Recruitment Director

Kate Zado

With a background in both business development and talent acquisition, Kate joins the Indispensable team with a passion for relationship building and recruitment. 

Experienced as both an in-house and external recruiter, Kate has a unique perspective of client expectations which helps understand and address their complex individual needs. 

Her empathetic and genuine personality helps garner the trust of candidates and builds lasting relationships.  

Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology which has benefited her by understanding social behavior, relationships, and interactions on a deeper level. 

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Laurence Badibanga Gagnon

Since joining the indispensable team in 2019, Laurence has earned a reputation as a great listener and a true team player. She is results-oriented and driven by a desire to find the best talent for the job. Her professionalism and analytical skills allow her to make lasting, successful matches and build rewarding relationships with her clients. Laurence came to indispensable with a Bachelor’s degree in Labour Relations, looking to put her dedication and perseverance to good use.
Recruitment Specialist

Catherine Girard

Passionate about talent acquisition, Catherine joined the indispensable team in 2021 as a Recruitment Specialist while completing her university studies in human resources management. Her prior experience as an Executive Assistant gives her in-depth knowledge of this “indispensable” profession. Catherine is naturally curious and a good listener, and she knows how to develop trusting relationships with her candidates and clients. She is determined to make her candidates shine thanks to her accessible and very human approach
Office Coordinator

Maurane Jugand

Efficient and methodical project coordinator, Maurane has a passion for project management. Her problem-solving abilities and eye for detail are a great asset in her line of work. She is a proponent of teamwork and communication being at the forefront of successful professional relationships and projects. She graduated with an international baccalaureate in linguistics in collaboration with Cambridge University, which developed and honed her translation and redaction skills.
Recruitment Specialist

Julie Lavoie

Falling in love with talent acquisition in 2021, Julie quickly developed a particular interest in headhunting for administrative positions. Therefore, joining a team specialized in the recruitment of high-level Executive Assistants was a natural progression for her career.

Her listening skills, sensitiveness and great emotional intelligence allow her to create a trusting relationship and to easily identify the needs of clients and candidates alike. Always positive and perseverant, Julie aspires to help people find their ideal position.

Recruitment Specialist

Josiane Dery-Lepage

During the past year, Josiane got the opportunity to work on several recruitment jobs. She fell in love with the role of Executive Assistant and joined the *indispensable team in 2023. Known for her curiosity, positive attitude, and friendliness, she loves working on various projects that take her out of her comfort zone.

Her diploma in psychology and certificate in industrial relations allow her to have a great capacity for listening and discerning needs to ensure a perfect match.

To be the leader in Assistants recruitment

Our purpose is to create perfect matches between clients and Executive Assistants.

To achieve that goal, we offer headhunting services based on state-of-the-art methods, a deep understanding of clients’ business needs and our extensive knowledge of the market.

Eager to provide an exceptional experience for our clients and candidates, indispensable supports its partners at every stage of the hiring process, from needs-assessment to employee induction.

In addition, our team strives to promote the role of Executive Assistant. We launch frequent initiatives to encourage discussion within the professional community and to share information about this wonderful occupation.

Our Values

Wanting to contribute

indispensable was created with the desire to promote the assistant’s role and put up front the women, as well as a few men, who embody it. This wish to contribute to the profession remains central to the way we work and develop our relationships within our team as well as with our clients and assistants. We also rely on the power of mutual support to increase the impact of our projects and fulfill our various mandates.


Unfold its full potential

We believe in the possibility for everyone to deploy their full potential. Within our team, we advocate a strong spirit of initiative, a continuous learning posture and a willingness to give our best every day for the team, the clients and the assistants.


Focus on pleasure

We rely on pleasure every day to achieve our ambitions. It’s the essential fuel that allows us to approach challenges creatively and positively and makes us want to excel. And above all, there is no greater pleasure for us than to make a difference in the lives of our assistants by finding the right position for her, with the right client and vice versa.


Giving back

These past four years, the entire Indispensable team has been involved in collecting as many donations as possible to support the Centre d'excellence en néonatalogie of CHU Sainte-Justine as part of the Sainte-Justine challenge.

For two years now, the Indispensable team has been participating in Operation Santa Claus to contribute to ensuring every child has a magical Christmas!

Charlène, our Recruitment Director, and Sarah Massariol, our Recuitment Specialist, has been part of Let’s Bond Foundation Marketing committee since 2020!