About

Magnet's vision is to help advance careers, businesses, and communities nation-wide.

To date, Magnet's network includes over:

Users

Employers

Universities & Colleges

Community Partners

Who We Are

Magnet is a not-for-profit social innovation founded by Ryerson University, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.It is a collaborative hub of post-secondary institutions, not-for-profits, government, labour, and industry partners working together on one common platform, towards one common goal: to address unemployment and under-employment of Canadians.

Our Story

Initially, Magnet was designed in early 2014 to bridge the gap between post-secondary recruitment and the ability of students to relay their applied skills to real labour market needs. The job-matching technology was tailored to effectively communicate student’s experiences, accomplishments, skills and education to potential employers. Magnet now serves all Canadians and utilizes an advanced blind recruitment model that can effectively, and efficiently job-match people with opportunities reflecting their skills, preferences and talent.

Our Commitment to Diversity

With this technology, Magnet is committed to addressing the unemployment and under-employment of youth, newcomers to Canada, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and other individuals facing barriers to employment. Magnet allows job seekers to privately and securely self-identify as a member of any employment equity group, promoting diversity and supporting bias free recruitment strategies.

Meet The Team

Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson

Executive Director

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Anica Vasic

Manager

Austin Hracs

Austin Hracs

Manager, Research and Partnerships

Sathya Gnaniah

Sathya Gnaniah

Manager, Immigrants Sector

Devon Franklin

Devon Franklin

Project Manager

Susie Mangar

Susie Mangar

Projects Lead

Sharon George

Sharon George

Grants Lead

Haneen Tamari

Haneen Tamari

Communications and Culture Strategist

Nikoletta Erdelyi

Nikoletta Erdelyi

Diversity Projects Lead

Trishan Kuven

Trishan Kuven

Marketing Coordinator

Henri Dardha

Henri Dardha

Finance Coordinator

Jena Bonello

Jena Bonello

Executive Assistant

All photos taken by Haneen Tamari