Who we are


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

Since its foundation in 2013, Indispensable is a leading player in the recruitment of executive and administrative Assistants.

Convinced of assistant's exceptional contribution, we have built a recruiting service that matches their
talent. Indispensable is a headhunting firm and offers only permanent, high quality positions.

In addition to collaborating with companies of all sizes in the achievement of their business objectives, we actively contribute to the promotion and visibility of the Assistant profession in each of our actions.





Our Mission

To be the leader in Assistants recruitment

Our purpose is to create perfect associations between Managers and Assistants.

To achieve this goal, we offer headhunting services based on our advanced methods, our deep understanding of our clients’ business needs and our extensive knowledge of the market.

Aiming to provide an exceptional experience to its clients and its candidates, Indispensable accompanies its partners at every stage of the hiring process, from the needs-assessment to the integration process.

In addition, our team strives to promote the Assistant position. We launch many initiatives to foster discussion within the professional community and to share knowledge 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.


Our team

Vanessa Mongeau

President and Founder
Since founding Indispensable Recruitment in 2013, Vanessa has been recognized as a determined entrepreneur, having quickly established the firm as a prominent leader in the recruitment community for executive assistants. In addition to dedicating herself to the growth and management of the company, Vanessa is actively involved in strengthening Indispensable recruitment processes and customer relations. Passionately driven by the role of the executive assistant, Vanessa also conducts conferences, hosts exclusive events, manages a EA mentorship program and frequently shares information to promote the profession. As President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Administrative Professionals of Quebec since 2016,Vanessa aims to improve the profession in every possible way. As an HEC alumni, she combines both a focused and warm approach that appeals to both her candidates and clients.

Charlène Rémillard

Associate and Recruitment Director
At Indispensable since 2016, Charlène quickly distinguished herself in the market as a trusted reference in the recruitment of high-level assistants. As an advisor deeply dedicated to her craft, her elegant style and attention to detail facilitate her search to attract talents. She joined Indispensable to apply her creative ability to engage and interact with brilliant candidates. Her committed interest in developing successful professional relations allows her to fully understand the recruiting needs and offer an exclusive service. Equipped with an undergraduate degree in Industrial Management, Charlène is also known for her proactive approach, resourcefulness and ability to work as part of a team.

Laurence Badibanga Gagnon

Recruitment Specialist
Part of the Indispensable team as of Autumn 2019, Laurence has a great sense of listening and an innate ability to interact with people. Empathetic and determined, she inspires trust and sets herself apart with her sincere approach and human touch. Results oriented, she is driven by her desire to find the best talent for the job. Her professionalism and analytical skills enable her to find successful, lasting matches and to build quality relationships with her clients. She comes to Indispensable with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations looking to leverage her dedication and perseverance.

Kim Bradley

Recruitment Specialist
Prior to joining Indipensable in the fall of 2019, Kim was an administrative assistant in the finance industry. Having been an assistant herself, she is committed to developing harmonious and professional relationships with our candidates and knows how to capture their needs, which makes her an invested and understanding Recruitment specialist. As a student passionate about Public Relations, she is known for her enthusiasm and ability to interact with people. Her determination and positivity are certainly important assets for our team.

Catherine Girard

Recruitment Specialist
Passionate about talent acquisition and completing her university studies in human resources management, Catherine joins the Indispensable team as a Recruitment Specialist. Having been an Executive Assistant in the past, she has a deep knowledge of this ''indispensable'' profession. Curious and a good listener, Catherine knows how to develop trusting relationships and is determined to create the best matches for the right position.

Laura Corriveau

Project Marketing Coordinator
Laura recently joined the Indispensable team as Marketing Project Coordinator. With a varied experience in the field of communications and events, she has a good sense of timing and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Courteous and dynamic, she is also a trustworthy person who will carry out projects with rigour and great enthusiasm. Having been the assistant of the host and producer Julie Snyder for nearly 3 years, she is aware of the challenges and the reality of an executive assistant.


At Indispensable, we take the time to get involved in
a cause that is important to us.





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, has been part of Let’s Bond Foundation Marketing committee since 2020!

Our clients and our candidates work with us because...

An outstanding energy and a beautiful agility/reactivity! This is what impressed me the most about Vanessa and the Indispensable team. It’s rare to find someone who’s both caring and professional who adds a touch of fun in her work and communications.

Hilary Bonneville, Guru Organic Energy

Hilary Bonneville

Human Ressources Manager, Guru Organic Energy

I’m very satisfied with the services provided by Charlène and L’indispensable. Charlène took the time to listen to me and she perfectly understood my needs. She had a lot of intuition when it came time to make me an offer. A job that met all my criteria.

Claudine Lalonde CDPQ

Claudine Lalonde

Senior Administrative Assistant, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

We had the opportunity to work with Vanessa and her team in the context of the opening of Accuracy's office in Toronto. Vanessa understood our needs very well and was able to quickly identify quality candidates for our role. We chose a great candidate who was able to rapidly have an impact on our business. I would work with Vanessa again as we continue to grow our team and need additional administrative support.

Xavier Labrecque

Partner, Accuracy

Kim Bradley approached me when I was least expecting it in my career. She quickly was able to get me interested in a position who would make me evolve and where I would be pleased. She supported me in the process, and I felt welcomed by a professional team (there’s a reason why they are called Indispensable). Kim knew how to comfort me through changing times. She was involved and available from the beginning to the end of the interview process, she helped me with my decision-making, and I genuinely felt her interest in me having a great experience with them. Thank you, Kim, for your open mind and your professionalism! It’s now my turn to highly recommend you, just as you did for me!

Catherine Gilbert, Adjointe exécutive lowe's

Catherine Gilbert

Administrative Assistant to Vice President Operations, Lowe's Canada

Working with Laurence has been a real pleasure! Empathic, available and attentive, she quickly understood my expectations and put me in touch with a company where I can prosper. I highly recommend her!

Marie-France Beaulieu

Executive Assistant, Power Sustainable

I had a really great experience with Charlène at Indispensable. From having regularly spoken with headhunters and recruitment specialists in the past ten years, I found Charlène’s approach very human, attentive and above all, real! No detours and no promises, just an honest, realistic and clear communication. I highly recommend!

Kathleen Désilet

Kathleen Désilets

Director of Administration

I’ve been working with Vanessa and the Indispensable for a few years already. She perfectly understands our needs. I highly recommend her and it’s always a pleasure to work with her. A true recruitment professional!

Nathalie Savaria - CIM Conseil

Nathalie Savaria

Vice President, Administration and Finance, CIM Conseils

A beautiful, dynamic and professional individual who quickly was able to understand my needs and my desire to progress in my career! Kim is highly receptive. With her genuine and young approach, she makes sure that the Assistants she accompanies are going to have a great career by targeting each one’s personality! Thank you Kim.

Josée-Anne Tremblay

Josée-Anne Tremblay

Office Coordinator, Vertical Arpenteurs-Géomètres