Featuring Inspiring Canadian Immigrants – Saye Sathiyakumar
Saye Sathiyakumar is a minority-based owner, representing the South Asian community who was raised in a less privileged and low-income borough in Toronto (Scarborough).
Saye did schooling in Scarborough from kindergarten to high school, then pursued a Diploma in Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University. His passion has always been in design and art, and how he can communicate messages and convey stories to the community through various art forms.
When stumbling upon the Staffing & Recruitment industry, he decided to bring his creativity to the workforce. Saye excelled in sales, being a world-class storyteller. Connecting businesses with people and employing over 3000+ associates over the course of his career thus far.
Saye Sathiyakumar is a senior executive within the recruitment industry, with 10 years of high-level sales, operations and management experience. Generated and managed a $10M+ portfolio with Arrow Group of Companies as an employee (2013-2018). Since then he has risen to the ranks of the Managing Partner, and spearheading Power Staffing Solutions, in partnership with AGC.
The business is only it’s 4th year and has had astronomical growth. Founded in late 2018, Power Staffing Solutions services both the Technology and Healthcare industry in staffing and recruitment. PSS has had 900% growth from 2019 to 2020 in gross sales. From 2020 to 2021, Power had a 118% growth, closing off the year with record breaking industry numbers. Power Healthcare, a division of PSS, is currently the third largest healthcare staffing agency in Canada as of 2021, and is striving to expand further in the U.S within the upcoming years. Power Tech Solutions, the IT & Professional staffing division of PSS has made strong partnerships with startup businesses, big box corporations, and executive searches. PSS has also partaken in a recent acquisition, partnering with fellow sister company within the Arrow Group of Companies, expanding its services beyond staffing (see more). Saye’s resilience to growing & scaling the business to new heights every year, while supporting his hometown of Scarborough, ON is commendable and an inspiration to many.
PSS currently employs more than 500 professionals across Canada, who are either servicing on the field or employed within the firm. Saye is determined that PSS will become one of the largest Healthcare & Technology staffing providers out of Toronto, Canada. He states, “We are just getting started”.
Among many initiatives, Saye recently started the most prestigious Scholarship program at his high school, Woburn Collegiate Institute that was named after his close friend who passed away from mental illness. Starting the scholarship program was a way to bring awareness to mental health, and support students at any aspiration they wish to pursue after high school.The recipient will be awarded based on not only academics but being overall a good human.
Saye aspires to continue supporting his community of Scarborough, and directly assisting fellow immigrants in finding a future in whatever endeavour they wish.