Who we are


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

Since its foundation in 2013, L'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. L’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, L’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 : L'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 its foundation in early 2013, Vanessa has been leading L'indispensable. Recognized as a determined entrepreneur, she quickly transformed the firm into a prominent leader in the recruitment community of executive assistants. In addition to dedicating herself to the growth and management of the company, Vanessa is actively involved in strengthening L’indispensable recruitment processes and customer relations. Passionately driven by the position of the executive assistant, Vanessa also conducts conferences, hosts exclusive events and frequently shares information to promote the profession. As President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Administrative Professionals in 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

Recruitment Director
At L'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 L'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 L'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 L'indispensable with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations looking to leverage her dedication and perseverance.
Laurence Bradley - Coordonnatrice marketing L'indispensable recrutement

Laurence Bradley

Marketing Coordinator
With us since January 2019, Laurence quickly stood out and became involved in managing several marketing projects such as; the redesign of our website and the organization of multiple corporate events. Her solid experience in customer service has established a strong ability to adapt and good listening skills that are certainly strengths within the company. Her creativity and perseverance in effective marketing have made it possible for L'indispensable to demonstrate the reality of the Executive Assistant role and to promote the profession in all possible ways.
Kim Bradley, Adjointe au recrutement

Kim Bradley

Recruitment Specialist
Prior to joining L'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.

Katheryne Roussel

Recruitment Specialist
Katheryne joined L’indispensable in March 2021 with the desire to officially become a recruiter. Having already experienced the field in her professional career with great interest, it was obvious that a career as a headhunter was the right choice. Always very customer-oriented, it was the values and culture of L'indispensable that convinced her to join the team. With a bachelor's degree in public relations, she is known for her communication skills, her ability to easily connect with people and her dynamism.


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

These past four years, the entire L'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.

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

Vanessa Mongeau is efficient and extremely professional. She quickly directed me to positions aligned with my expectations. I have received an excellent service throughout the process. Thank you Vanessa!

Suzanne Lacombe

Executive Assistant, McCarthy Tétrault

Ever since my first meeting with Vanessa, she won me with her high professionalism, her expertise and availability. She was able to target my personal values and professional expectations; her precious advice still helps me today. Thank you Vanessa, and to L'indispensable team for their contagious energy.

Dominique Sauvé

Executive Assistant to a Vice-president, Groupe CH

Vanessa is a real entrepreneur and her passion is obvious. Her mission is clear, she wants to create a perfect association between managers and assistants. Likewise, I can assure you that you will not remain indifferent by her positive energy. There is no question that she will be able to understand your ambitions and your needs very quickly. As a matter of fact, Vanessa understood what I was looking for and today I can say that I am exactly where I wanted to be. My experience with Vanessa undoubtedly confirms that L'indispensable is not like any other placement agency, the transparency and the human side of their approach makes the difference,

Annie-Claude Galland

Coordinator, construction and development at Kevlar Inc.

The entire team at L'indispensable is efficient, courteous and passionate about what they do. Thanks to Charlene and the L'indispensable team, I now have a great job where I enjoy doing what I love ! I continue to recommend this firm to friends who are equally impressed. Thank you Charlène and Vanessa!

Darlene McLean

Executive Assistant at Telus

L'indispensable provides an amazing customer service! Attentive to ones needs, with rigorous follow-ups and efficient! I recommend them if you are looking to hire an Assistant!

Linda Saccaro

Consultant, acquisition at Logistec Corporation

It was a pleasure to have Vanessa as a partner while recruiting our assistant. She quickly grasped the profile we were looking for and quickly found candidates who met the expectations at the skill level, but also at the fit level with our team. We immediately felt secure with Vanessa and we never doubted the fact that we would find a gem. Thank you!!

Sophie Nardelli

Vice-president, Human ressources bain magique

During my job search, I had the chance to collaborate with Vanessa Mongeau. I was impressed by her professionalism and especially by the fact that she understood very well what I was looking for and, as a result, targeted a sector that met my professional objectives perfectly. With Vanessa, you can be sure that you won’t waste your time! In addition, the collaboration with her team does not stop once the recruitment is finalized; she will continue to share very useful information regarding the professional world through a rich communication system. Again, thank you Vanessa!

Lynda Touati

Coordonnatrice, bureau de la présidence, fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec