External Referral Program (ERB)

You know great people and we want to meet them!


We believe that great people know great people so we’d love to meet your friends! If you think you know someone who would make a fantastic addition to the Format team we want to hear from you. In exchange, we are willing to provide a $1,000 CAD payment to YOU for a successful referral.

How it works

Format’s referral bonus program is a bonus payment made to an unaffiliated Format fan for a successful referral to help us attract, retain and hire the best in Canada. There is no cap. If you keep successfully referring great people then we will keep paying you!

The external referral (you):

  • Are an individual person (not a business) and a citizen of Canada who is at least 18 years of age
  • Cannot be associated with a recruitment agency or consultancy
  • Cannot refer yourself
  • Cannot refer a candidate who has already applied to the position

The candidate (your referral):

  • Cannot be a previous employee or contractor of Format
  • Must not be a candidate that Format is already actively recruiting
  • Must not be a candidate that has been in contact regarding employment opportunities at Format within the last 3 months
  • The candidate will need to complete their 3 month probationary period in order for the referral to be considered successful
  • The referral can be for a contract, part-time or full-time position

Make a referral

If you’d like to introduce us to someone great, please fill out this form.

Once you refer your candidate, please have them apply to the position through our Careers page.

Please no recruiters or solicitations.


Format will only issue payments for successful referrals. A successful referral requires the new team member to complete their 3 month probationary period.

Your referral will also need to verify during the interview process that they were indeed referred by you in order for the referral to be considered valid.

In the case that two people refer the same candidate, the first person to make the referral to HR at Format will be eligible for payment. We will notify you if somebody else has already referred your candidate.

If HR at Format has determined that you are eligible for the program, Format will process the external referral payment in the amount of $1,000 CAD. Once your candidate has been successfully hired, HR at Format will reach out to obtain your banking details to process payment.

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