Our story. We’ve grown, evolved, acquired, and emerged as Canada’s leader in online testing and training.

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How it started

In 2005, Chris LaBossiere and Don Riep took their flight exams. It felt like an ordeal from the 1970s. Why wasn’t the training and testing online? Why wasn’t it better? They looked up at the sky, and down at the new licenses in their hands. They had an idea that soared far beyond flying, an idea that will uplift a billion learners.

Our rise

When we launched Yardstick in 2005, we were a small practice exam company with a big idea: that technology and innovation could change whole industries. Since then, we’ve grown, evolved, and acquired, and we’ve emerged as leaders in high-stakes testing, online training, consulting, and more. Each new business venture brings us closer to our shared goal to help build a safer, more confident world.

One big hairy audacious goal. Help a billion learners achieve competence by 2025.

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Our approach

An industry-renowned combination of rigour, urgency and personality.

So much depends on how well people in our most vital industries are trained and tested. It matters to learners, too. They’re not just safer. They’re more confident about their skills and knowledge, more likely to succeed.

We build everything at Yardstick with learners’ success, and your safety, in mind. We power our online training and testing with rigour, precision and science. We create and deliver it with personality, openness, even delight.

Award winning services
2016 - 2017
  • Waterstone 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Profit 500 Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies
  • Alberta Venture Fast Growth 50
2014
  • Waterstone 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
  • Profit 500 Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500
  • Digital Alberta Best in eLearning
2013
  • Alberta Venture Fast Growth 50
  • Profit 500 Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500
  • CSTD Wow! Award
Executive team