Our Story

Husband and wife team Cyril and Ruth Harris set up what might have been the first independent recruitment shop in Montreal, Canada in 1954.

Cowan’s experience recruiting for global projects in cross business sector spans over 50 years and in more than 50 countries.

Fast-forward to today. Andrew Harris was passed the reins in 1997 and continued to build on the foundation laid out by his father before him. Andrew solidified the Cowan brand in an international market by opening branches in strategic locations around the world to better serve the global community.

Cyril Harris, 1928-1996

You are invited to take a moment to view Cyril Harris days before he passed away in 1996, talking about Cowan’s international presence and his passion for recruitment.

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