Assistance to Hire

Assistance With Hiring

Explore the talent pools below and think about new opportunities to develop your workforce.

In today's labour market you may find it difficult to find the workers that your business requires. Beyond traditional recruitment methods there are many ways to attract talent and local organizations who are in place to support you in your hiring efforts.

Explorez les bassins de talents ci-dessous et réfléchissez à de nouvelles opportunités pour développer votre main-d'œuvre. 

Dans le marché du travail actuel, il peut être difficile de trouver les travailleurs dont votre entreprise a besoin. Au-delà des méthodes de recrutement traditionnelles, il existe de nombreuses façons d'attirer les talents et les organisations locales qui sont en place pour vous soutenir dans vos efforts d'embauche.

Job Seekers

Connect with Active Job Seekers

In today's tight labour market you may find that even after using your traditional recruitment methods you have unfilled positions. There are organizations in Waterloo Guelph-Wellington and Dufferin who are here to help.

A local Employment Ontario office can help you attract and recruit the right employees, and find financial incentives to offset on-the-job training costs.  Connect with an Employment Ontario office in your community by selecting a location below:


Connect with Immigrants Who Are Seeking Meaningful Employment

As an employer, there are many ways you can benefit from hiring and retaining immigrants and internationally trained professionals.  In Waterloo, Guelph/Wellington and Dufferin internationally trained professionals and other immigrants are often highly motivated, highly educated, skilled, dedicated, hard-working employees who can help meet your labour needs.

Immigrant talent can bring fresh perspectives into your organization, stimulating new thinking and introducing more effective ways of doing business.

Assistance Waterloo Region
Assistance in Guelph/Wellington


Co-op Students

Access a Growing Talent Pool

Hiring a co-op student provides organizations access to the latest talent pool of potential employees, before they enter the post-grad job market.

Students Bring Fresh Energy and Ideas

Students are able offer a great infusion of energy to any team, big or small, regardless of industry. Co-op students jump-at the opportunities that are given to them, and are eager to make a difference for your business. Coming straight from the classroom, they are up to date on the latest technologies and concepts, in their respective fields, that are integral to keeping your organization on the forefront of your industry.

You may be eligible for a tax credit

You are able to claim a percentage of the wages that you pay to your post-secondary co-op student, in the form of a tax credit.  This money could go towards a great many things to improve your business; research and development, advertising, or perhaps your office just needs new coffee machine.

Post Secondary Co-op Opportunities

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High School Co-op Opportunities


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Hire a Young Person

There are programs available that provide financial incentives for hiring youth. Local Employment Ontario offices in Waterloo, Guelph Wellington and Dufferin provide support for employers looking to hire:

  • a young person (15 to 29 years old) through Youth Job Connection
  • a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through Youth Job Connection Summer
  • financial help to offset training costs
  • an employee who is ready to work following a series of job-preparation workshops

Employment Ontario counsellors provide ongoing support to you and your employee. Connect with an Employment Ontario Office in your community by selecting a location below:  (Note: if you are using Internet Explorer you will need to manually zoom in on our region)


Nurture Your Own Workforce

apprentice%20banner.pngApprenticeship is the training program of choice for more than 35,000 employers, 120,000 apprentices and 300,000 active journey persons in Ontario. How could your business benefit?

Recently completed in December 2017, has helpful information for employers in Ontario looking to hire and/or sponsor an apprentice. 

As an employer, you can sponsor an apprentice. A sponsor provides apprentices with hands-on training. Find out more about how to hire an apprentice by visiting:

What to know more about the Ontario College of Trades?  Visit:

Persons with Disabilities

Be Part of a Supportive Community

Creating a more supportive, dynamic, and inclusive community for people with disabilities benefits us all.

75% of Ontario small and medium sized enterprises that employ people with disabilities report that they meet or exceed expectations. Read more

There are organizations in our community that strive to ensure that everyone has the chance to reach their full potential and make a meaningful contribution to our economic prosperity and social growth.    The following organizations can work with your business to match you with an individual who is looking for meaningful employment.

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Indigenous Peoples

Hiring Indigenous workers can be a great decision for your business.

To assist in the process, some service providers specialize in serving Indigenous clients. Here is a map showing locations of service providers who specialize in Indigenous clients.

Workers of Tomorrow

Connect with Workers of Tomorrow


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