Two Brands. One Purpose.

On August 30th, 2019, Beyond Bilingual Inc. acquired Anne Whitten Bilingual Recruitment Inc. This historic move brought together two of Toronto’s leading bilingual recruitment agencies.

Post-acquisition, Anne Whitten maintains its distinct brand and operational structure. Both organizations now have access to an expanded network of qualified candidates and job opportunities. In addition, both brands share resources while maintaining their established client relationships and areas of expertise.

Afsi Varasteh, current President of Beyond Bilingual Inc., has assumed the role of President at Anne Whitten.

Visit Beyond Bilingual’s website.


Our Vision

To continue to be an industry leader, serving our community by providing a quality service which exceeds the expectations of our clients and candidates.

Our Mission

To be consultative, and provide exceptional value to our employer clients and job candidates alike.

Our Values

To operate our business with integrity and in a professional manner, and to treat all with respect.


Anne Whitten’s founder, Anne Whitten, started the company in 1974 as a translation agency. At clients’ ongoing requests for English/French-speaking personnel, the agency was transformed into Toronto’s first dedicated bilingual search firm. Quality, value, and personalized service have always been a cornerstone of the firm, and we remain committed to these principles. Anne retired in 2006 and the agency was owned by Suzanne Hague until 2019 when it was sold to Beyond Bilingual Inc.

News & Press

We’re in the news and proud to have been featured in this Toronto Star Article about our founder Anne Whitten (PDF format, 950K)