At Champion Staffing, we hire people. Real people, who are committed, hardworking and ready to tackle their next challenge.

Elevating Excellence in Recruitment

Our team is built to support our clients and the candidates we place. Our objective is to assist you in building your team, enabling you to focus on your core business. We take pride in identifying the highest quality candidates for each role, with an emphasis on finding the right long-term fit. We are deeply committed to serving our community and look forward to getting to know you, too.


Bruce Covernton

Former President

In Loving Memory

(August 12, 1966 – January 23, 2024)

In profound remembrance of Bruce Covernton, President of Champion Staffing, who peacefully departed on January 23rd, 2024, we honor his memory.

His profound impact on the staffing industry and unwavering commitment to the Calgary community will be dearly missed. Champion Staffing is the product of Grey Cup Champion Bruce Covernton. Bruce brings over twenty years of staffing experience to the Champion Staffing team. As a former vice president with Mark Staffing Solutions, and as an owner with Big Fish Staffing Services, Bruce’s experience and leadership in this space are an incredible asset to the business.

Bruce is a former Calgary Stampeder, two time CFL Grey Cup Champion, an NCAA First Team All-American, and a Weber State Hall of Fame inductee. The “Big Tuna” is a prominent Calgarian and has extensive business contacts and connections throughout the city. Bruce is also a proud member of the Calgary community, supporting many organizations. CUPS Calgary, Centre for Suicide Prevention, and Fresh Start Recovery Centre to name a few.

A short biography of Bruce Covernton is available on Wikipedia.

Our Team

Rob Cote


Rob has dedicated his career to creating value and leaving a positive impact on the world. His expertise lies in Business Development, Partnerships, and Strategy, where he excels at forging connections that benefit all parties involved. His people-centric style of leadership is perfectly suited to the Staffing Industry where he aims to inspire others through his actions, showing that success isn’t about climbing the ladder—it’s about lifting others up.

Before beginning his business career, Rob played 11 seasons for the Calgary Stampeders. During his tenure there, Rob was fortunate enough to win 2 Grey Cup Championships, 2 President’s Rings for leadership on and off the field, as well as the inaugural Herm Harrison Award for Community Service.

He is passionate about connecting with, and giving back to the community that has given him so much. You will see him at many charitable functions throughout Calgary, and if you have a cause that is close to your heart, he will be eager to learn more about how he, or Champion, can help.

Rob’s compass always points toward family. He is a proud husband and father of 2 young boys and believes that true success begins at home. When not driving his boys to their activities, you can find him trying to stay fit or with his head buried in a book. If you know where to find a great meal or cocktail, he will likely want to know that too.


Arjay Alcoseba

Recruitment Specialist

Meet Arjay, a seasoned staffing specialist with over 12 years of invaluable customer service experience. Her journey in the professional realm has seamlessly evolved into the dynamic field of recruitment. Arjay’s adeptness in understanding and exceeding client needs and expectations reflects her commitment to excellence. Driven by a genuine passion for helping people, Arjay finds fulfillment in witnessing others overcome obstacles. Her compassionate and client-centric approach sets her apart in the staffing industry, where she navigates the complex landscape with ease.

Beyond her professional prowess, Arjay is a devoted mother of three energetic boys. Juggling a bustling household with sports practices and weekend games, there’s never a dull moment in Arjay’s life. Despite the hectic schedule, she remains dedicated to her personal well-being, engaging in activities like yoga and long drives. And, of course, no week is complete without a well-deserved happy hour.

Arjay embodies the perfect balance of a dedicated staffing specialist and a vibrant, family-oriented individual. Her commitment to excellence and passion for making a positive impact shine through in every aspect of her life.

Joanna Medina

Recruitment Specialist

Joanna is a dedicated Human Resources professional with over three years of recruitment experience. Currently pursuing her CPHR designation, she introduces a dynamic and collaborative approach to talent acquisition. Joanna’s proactive mindset have resulted in successful placements and positive contributions to team dynamics. Her commitment to continuous growth and staying abreast of HR trends positions her to make impactful contributions to the success of both candidates and organizations. Whether it’s sourcing, screening, or guiding candidates through the hiring process, she brings a thoughtful and innovative approach to every step.

Beyond her professional achievements, Joanna, a self-proclaimed food enthusiast, is your go-to person for insights on the best spots for Korean fried chicken or the best tiki place in the city

Stephanie Galvez

Recruitment Specialist

Known for her passion for helping others, Stephanie finds fulfillment in connecting individuals with opportunities that resonate with their true potential. Armed with a degree in Psychology and a Human Resource Management certificate, her approach goes beyond the conventional, seeking the perfect match that leads to both personal and professional accomplishments. With over two years of experience, Stephanie is not just about filling roles; it’s about creating successful and fulfilling careers.

But Stephanie isn’t your average Talent Acquisition Specialist. When she’s not crafting career magic, you’ll find her immersed in the pages of a gripping novel, creating culinary delights in the kitchen, or tapping her toes to the rhythm of her favorite tunes. These eclectic hobbies serve as her inspiration and balance for professional endeavors, infusing them with creativity and zest.