About Us

Founded in 1990 in Montreal, Canada, Event Labor Works (ELW) provides skilled and experienced workers for the event industry, specializing in tent installation, permanent installations and general labor. With offices in both Canada and the United States, we can create teams of both local and traveling laborers to supplement existing teams, or lead a project completely, anywhere in the world.

Over the years we have earned a strong reputation working with major events or partners such as Formula 1, the Vancouver Winter Olympics, the U.S. Open, Nike, Audi and many more. You can see a list of some of our other clients here.

ELW understands that every event is unique and deserves full attention to ensure its success. ELW can assist you for the short or long term, as your project requires.


  • Why should I hire your workers instead of just finding more laborers myself?

    By using ELW labor, all the staffing worries are taken out of your hands. We can fill empty positions as needed, or be your entire team. And you don't have to worry about filling out employment forms or collecting taxes on these workers as ELW takes care of it all.

  • Are your laborers insured?

    Yes, ELW has comprehensive liability insurance, along with workers' compensation and CSST (Province of Quebec) coverage for all of our laborers.

  • How much do your workers cost?

    It really depends on the scope of your project, the location of your project and the type of skill sets that you require. Our rates are very competitive and we’d be happy to create a proposal for you. Contact us here.

  • Is there a minimum or maximum amount of days that I need to hire your laborers?

    No. We can work from days to months, as required by the project.

  • If I find myself in a jam and need last-minute assistance, can you still help?

    Absolutely. We can be booked months in advance or hours in advance. We are here to help solve your problems.

  • Can you really have workers anywhere in the world?

    Absolutely. We have teams based out of several cities in Canada and the United States that can be deployed on short notice. Our skilled workers can travel wherever the job is needed. We’ve recently done work in both the Arctic and the Middle East, and have also done numerous cross-country traveling events.

Contact us for further information.