Hiring employees

This page explains various programs concerned with hiring Aboriginal, foreign, and youth workers.

  • Job Bank for Employers/Job Match for Employers: These services enable employers to post job opportunities and find qualified job seekers.
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN): This page provides links to employer responsibilities, including protecting an employees' SIN, verifying and recording expiry dates, and preventing fraudulent use of a SIN.
  • Foreign Credentials Referral Office: This page provides a guide for employers in small to medium-sized enterprises interested in hiring internationally trained workers.
  • Temporary Foreign Workers Program: This program covers agricultural workers, live-in caregivers, lower-skilled occupations, academics, higher-skilled occupations, and helps to support the permanent immigration of individuals in these higher-skilled positions, who wish to make Canada their home.
  • Opportunities Fund for People with Disabilities: This fund offers contribution funding to employers and organizations ("sponsor organizations") for local or regional projects involving eligible activities.
  • Canada Job Grant: The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. It can provide up to $15,000 per person for training costs, which includes up to $10,000 in federal contributions.


Other Government of Canada initiatives

  • Canadian Heritage's Young Canada Works (YCW) is a wage-subsidy program that helps employers hire students for summer employment, or recent graduates for internship opportunities.
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada provides funding to First Nations or Inuit employers through the First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program. Through the program, employers hire secondary and post-secondary Aboriginal students.