High school and post-secondary students are a plentiful source of talent for eastern Ontario employers. While younger workers might lack on-the-job experience, they have learned skills and employable qualities that are worth the time and training investment.
Good employees are about more than the experience they bring to the table. Trustworthy and dependable, ambitious and quick to learn are attributes students can offer your company.
Even better, when you’re ready to seek out these workers you can access wage subsidies and use the Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). Funded by the Government of Canada, SWPP helps employers get up to $7,500 when they hire Canadian post-secondary students for work-integrated learning experiences. It’s an employment funding opportunity combined with job matching software to make it easier for employers to fill vacancies with qualified students.
Boost Hiring Success: Join the Magnet Student Work Placement Program
It’s getting easier for eastern Ontario employers to hire new talent. The Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) lets employers simply post a job online and wait for a list of ideal candidates to be given to them. Regardless of the size of your business, SWPP is a fast alternative to other online job posting sites. Here’s why:
Magnet sends employers a prescreened list of top candidates. A top candidate is someone who meets the specified skills requirements and who’s expressed an interest in the job posting. Employers can stay connected to qualified candidates too, so if you’re not currently hiring, you have options waiting when the time comes.
For employers, this means less time looking and more time connecting with good potential candidates. Plus, it’s targeted to an eastern Ontario audience so you’re contributing to local employment success when you hire, too.
Here’s How Employers Use the Magnet Student Work Placement Program
Have we mentioned it’s easy to join SWPP?
To start, go here to create your account https://magnet.whoplusyou.com/lp/ontarioeast. Your account lets you describe your organization, post jobs and connect with job seekers.
Once you’ve set up an account, you can post a job. Magnet will match your posting to candidates based on the qualifications you’ve identified for the positions. Once you’ve got your list of qualified candidates, who’ve shown interest in the job, you can start reviewing their profiles. Finally, you can connect with the candidates you’ve chosen to interview. The rest is up to you.
SWPP is a one-stop, supply-and-demand job hub to connect the right candidate to the right job. It’s a win-win situation for both employers and job seekers. Less time on fruitless application reviews and interviews. Plus, it’s a remote way to connect with potential hires so you can maintain physical distancing and still hire.
4 Steps for Job Seekers to Get Work Using Magnet SWWP
As an employer, you can pass the word on to job seekers you know, too. Here’s how job seekers can get started using Magnet SWPP:
- Create a profile that's used to showcase your skills and qualifications.
- Get matched by setting job preferences to make matches more accurate, and get notified when your profile is matched to a job opportunity.
- Review all job opportunities that you're matched to and apply to the jobs you're interested in. (Your profile will remain private until you apply.)
- Receive notifications after an employer views your profile and decides to connect with you.
Just to recap: the Magnet Student Work Placement Program gives employers wage subsidies to hire qualified talent, locally, using fast and efficient posting and recruiting online software, that’s free. Sound good? Contact your local chamber of commerce in eastern Ontario; they’re dedicated to getting employers matched to qualified candidates with Magnet and with other training and talent attraction programs.
If you’re an employer who wants even more help filling vacant jobs, you can download the Employers Training Guide so you know which eastern Ontario workforce training programs are producing graduates with the skills you need. Right now.
External links are provided as informational resources only and are not necessarily endorsed by Ontario East.