Referring Employees FAQ

By Sean Gallagher, HR Recruitment Manager

This past year, we’ve seen the entire ASP organization worked very hard to onboard new teammates effectively and efficiently. We received over 90 referrals from current employees and 60 of those have qualified for a paid out so far. Remaining referral payouts are just waiting on the new employee, 3-month probation period to finish. In August 2022, the referral bonus was increased from $100 to $300 per referral! It doesn’t matter what position it is for; the referred employee just needs to complete their 90 days probation. We are consistently being asked questions about how to refer candidates and what we are looking for. Below is a break down for the questions:

1. How Do I Refer a Friend for a Position With ASP Incorporated?

There are a few different ways you can do this, the first is to give them the “refer a friend” cards that are with all recruiters and write your name on the back. The second, you can have them forward their resume to our two different recruitment e-mail addresses, Residential/ Commercial at: or for Aviation just make sure they put your name on the e-mail or you can send their resume to us. The last one is if they visit our website they can click on “current opportunities” and apply for any position they feel they are qualified for and they can add your name under “How Did You Hear About This Position?”.

2. I Have Referred Someone, and They WereHired, When and How Do I Receive My Bonus?

Good question! If your referral was hired, they now must attend training and work with us for 90 days consecutively. As soon as they hit their 90 days, Sean Gallagher, the Recruitment Manager gets a notice and informs Accounting as to who is to be paid out. You would then receive the bonus on your next paystub.

3. My Referral Wasn’t Interviewed or Selected; Did I Do Something Wrong in the Process?

We have received hundreds of referrals over the last year or so which is amazing, but there were a good number that didn’t qualify for the positions they were interested in. Don’t get me wrong, we do offer other positions if we feel they are a fit for them but sometimes it doesn’t work out. I would suggest going off this rule of thumb:

Crossing Guard:

  • Outgoing personality!
  • Ability to travel throughout North York and/or Etobicoke
  • Availability for Monday-Friday 7am- 4pm weekly.

Access Control:

  • Customer service experience
  • Entry level security experience (valid Security license)
  • 3-4 days of open availability
  • Ability to work consistently overnights preferred Specialists/Supervisors:


  • 2-5 years of Tactical Security experience
  • Supervisory background/experience
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts

We appreciate all referrals candidates brought forward by our employees, and we try our best to find a fit in our company that matches each level of experience. We encourage even those who aren’t selected to try again in 6 months, and we will definitely re-evaluate at that time. Simply have them re-apply and have them add your name again.

*NOTE: If you are looking for a Supervisor position because it is labeled as a NOC B job, Specialists and Mobile positions do have Supervisory tasks/duties involved so they would be categorized the same way*

  • Category: Recruiting