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Welcome to the Business Hub!

Here you will find information specific to business and workforce needs.

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:

Looking For Specific Labour Market Information?

The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin provides customizable Labour Market Information that includes demand-side and supply-side data such as salary information, candidate supply by region, and job posting details.

Please contact us directly.

Business Support in Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

There are several organizations in Waterloo, Guelph/Wellington and Dufferin who provide excellent support to local businesses. Click on the logos below to visit their websites.

Access Student Talent To Help Your Business Or Project

Do you:

  • Have projects to complete but require support?
  • Want to build a strong talent pipeline?
  • Want to work with a College or University student but don’t know where to start?

If so, then the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce’s Access Student Talent Program may be able to help! Post-secondary students can be a great temporary talent resource for businesses; they can bring innovative ideas and valuable skills to your organization.

There are a number of low to no-cost ways that businesses can work with students through work-integrated learning (WIL) including field placements, capstone and in-class projects, co-op work terms, practicums, and more!

For more information about working with students, including how to connect with Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Waterloo, please visit the Access Student Talent Program available through the Chamber.

Connect With Workers Of Tomorrow

The School Boards in Waterloo, Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin have many programs that link their students to employers. Explore co-op opportunities and more by visiting the websites below.

Waterloo Region

Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin

Let’s Talk Hiring

Lets Talk Hiring Dufferin Our Workforce Part1
Lets Talk Hiring Dufferin Employer Strategies Part 2

Demographic Specific


Webinar: How to Hire and Retain Newcomers
Refugee Sponsorship Incentives
Hiring New Immigrants to Overcome the Workforce Shortage

Persons with Disabilities

Future-Proofing Young Canadians with Disabilities for the Changing Labour Market
Webinar: Episodic Disabilities

Pandemic Resources

Post-Pandemic Economic Scenarios Planning Report Release Session
Building On Our Strengths: Skilled Trades & The Pandemic

Professional Development

Dealing with Conflict in the New Workplace