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Make your business more adaptive in a changing world of work diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Several local organizations and community partners can help you do just that. 

Because when we all embrace change and work together to advance people-first strategies, we create a winning culture in our businesses, workplaces and communities. 

Newcomer and Immigrant Employer Supports

Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot through IRCC

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) is Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s pathways model for refugee labour mobility. 

The goal of the EMPP is to provide durable solutions for refugees with the skills and qualifications that Canadian employers need and introduce employers to skilled job seekers from abroad. 

Reach out to TalentLift or Talent Beyond Boundaries/Jumpstart Refugee Talent to connect with skilled refugee and displaced talent.

Talent Beyond Boundaries 

Lara Dyer – Canada Director 

Bassel Ramli – Co-founder, Jumpstart Refugee Talent 

TalentLift Canada

Dana Wagner –

Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership

Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership (GBLIP) works to fill critical gaps in the local labour force by welcoming and supporting newcomers to the region. GBLIP connects employers with local resources and organizations to support hiring and retaining a newcomer workforce.

Speak with the GBLIP team

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada.

Visit the website to learn more about citizenship grants and travel documents.


Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Work with a Service Canada officer to review the different paths for businesses looking to hire foreign nationals via the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), the Labour Market Assessment Process (LMIA) requirements, and resources available to you.

Find out if you need a LMIA and how to hire a temporary foreign worker.

Live by Design Immigration Services

Live by Design Immigration Services provide consulting and support to employers who are exploring or in the process of hiring foreign nationals through the various Temporary and Permanent streams of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Learn how you can work with an immigration professional to navigate the process with confidence.

Contact Live by Design Immigration Services.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) helps employers fill labour shortages that cannot be filled locally. The OINP helps employers leverage temporary residence pathways and transition their employees to permanent residence, as well as access expedited work permits and labour marketing impact assessment (LMIA) processing for highly skilled workers.

The OINP Business Immigration Services team can provide information to help any business or employer in Ontario navigate the immigration system, to attract and retain talent. Contact the OINP team at

Welcoming Communities Grey Bruce

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Welcoming Communities Grey Bruce is committed to building a welcoming and inclusive community. This not-for-profit organization offers various initiatives and resources for you to support newcomers and make them feel welcome. 

Access tools, information and more.

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Settlement and Language Services

Grey Bruce Settlement Services is a collaboration between YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce and Welcoming Communities Grey Bruce

Settlement Services works with employers to help them create a newcomer-ready workplace, hands-on support, a smooth transition for employer and employee, and help employers create a positive, productive, and sustained workforce.

Connect with Grey Bruce Settlement and Language Services.

“Businesses hiring people who have a disability experience a 72% increase in productivity.”

Ontario Disability Employment Network

Recruiting Peoples with Disabilities

Accessible Workplaces

Learn about the accessible Employment Standards that require organizations to make their employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities.

Learn more.

Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living (BPACLP)

Bruce Grey Shores Employment Services (offered through BPACLP) is dedicated to assisting people with a disability to find meaningful employment at a competitive wage. Our program is provided at no charge to both employers and job seekers. Employers will gain a hard-working employee with the knowledge and skills to fulfill their job requirements.

314 George Street, P.O. Box 95, Wiarton, Ontario, N0H 2T0


LEADS Employment Services

LEADS Employment Services is a not-for-profit employment and skills development 

agency providing specialized services for people with disabilities and/or employment-related barriers throughout Southwestern Ontario. LEADS Employment Specialists work with employers who have hiring needs, including screening, matching, and on-boarding, and who want to save money and resources in training and accommodation recommendations.

1051 2nd Avenue East, Suite 205, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H8


Life Directions – South East Grey Support Services

Life Directions aims to support the recruitment, training, and retention efforts of employers in South-East Grey County. Life Directions works closely with local employers to match jobseekers’ abilities with employer needs, and make every effort to ensure job success and employee retention. By providing meaningful employment for individuals facing barriers to employment, you are fulfilling your labour needs, while making an impact on the lives of many.  

Get in touch with an employment specialist today.

774292 Hwy 10 N, Box 12, Flesherton, ON N0C 1E0


Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN)

The ODEN is a province-wide organization that brings together businesses and Employment Service Providers to increase employment opportunities for job seekers who have a disability.

Learn more and connect with ODEN

Indigenous Recruitment and Retention

Aboriginal Job Board

The Aboriginal Job Board is a National First Nations-specialized online employment community focused on helping Indigenous Canadians find suitable work. We aim to highlight employers who are dedicated to hiring Aboriginal workers as part of their organization. While the job board caters to a specific community, all interested applicants across Canada are welcome to explore and apply to the available job opportunities on the site. 

Post your open opportunities on the Aboriginal Job Board

Great Lakes Métis Council

Local chartered community council representing the Metis citizens to assist in community development and empowerment. Connect with their team.

380 9th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1P3, Canada

(519) 370-0435

Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board, Employment and Training Services

The Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board (HAAMB) assists employers by supporting sustainable employment with Aboriginal employees. Their team coordinates programs for potential and current employees who require assistance to overcome existing or anticipated labour market barriers by arranging a variety of training courses with qualified trainers. HAAMB also assists employers coordinate mobility assistance for employees without transportation. Contact HAAMB to learn more about growing your workforce.

1101 2nd Avenue East, Suite 1131 A, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2J1


Indigenous Recruitment Guide

The Indigenous Recruitment Guide covers the opportunities and challenges facing Indigenous communities today and how these connect with modern recruitment best practices. An employment strategy will help you find qualified Indigenous professionals and build long-lasting relationships with communities.

Download the Indigenous Recruitment Guide