We perform full-cycle recruitment activities, working with municipalities, regional governments, and First Nations across Western Canada.

Tall Cedars is a BC-based professional search and recruitment firm, specializing in senior-level positions with local governments and First Nations. Bringing together our collective expertise in local government, our Associates are:

  • Strategic planners who drive successful staffing results in difficult markets.
  • Trusted advisors and troubleshooters who seek creative solutions.
  • Collaborative organizers who join forces with senior leadership to determine key hiring requirements.
  • Networkers who develop lasting candidate relationships to maintain a continuous talent pool.

If your needs extend beyond search and recruitment, let us know, and we can refer you to an expert. Through their own consultancies, our independent Associates also offer services such as organization reviews, team-building workshops, compensation reviews, and more.


Previous Clients

As James R. Craven & Associates, and as Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment, we have conducted hundreds of successful searches in British Columbia and Alberta. Since 2014, our clients have included:

  • Agricultural Land Commission
  • Alert Bay, BC
  • Burns Lake, BC
  • Cache Creek, BC
  • Canal Flats, BC
  • Central Saanich, BC
  • County of Westlock, AB
  • Cranbrook, BC
  • Cumberland, BC
  • Fernie, BC
  • Gold River, BC
  • Haines Junction, YT
  • Highlands, BC
  • Houston, BC
  • Kamloops Indian Band
  • Kitimat, BC
  • Kitselas First Nation
  • Lax Kw’alaams Band
  • North Saanich, BC
  • Pemberton, BC
  • Port Edward, BC
  • Regional District of Nanaimo, BC
  • Revelstoke, BC
  • Sayward, BC
  • Sechelt, BC
  • Sidney, BC
  • Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District, BC
  • Sparwood, BC
  • SSI Fire Protection District, BC
  • Stewart, BC
  • Strathcona Regional District, BC
  • Stz’uminus First Nation, BC
  • Tahsis, BC
  • Ucluelet, BC
  • Williams Lake Indian Band
  • Zeballos, BC

Our independent Associates also have extensive client lists of their own, including local governments of all sizes across British Columbia.