Initiatives

How Magnet accelerates inclusive economic growth

Magnet’s initiatives support a range of outcomes aligned to our mission including employer education, early talent recruitment, diverse hiring, business growth, and thought leadership. Our goal across all projects is to advance opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds and prepare employers for a changing labour market.

Hire a Student

Outcome Campus Connect

Employers with a Magnet account can access Canada’s largest campus recruiting platform. With one simple job posting, Outcome Campus Connect allows employers to connect with over 1 million student accounts from 85+ post-secondary schools across Canada. Employers can also target student job seekers based on year and program of study, location, and career interests.

The Magnet Student Work Placement Program

Brings together employers, students, and post-secondary institutions to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.

The program provides employers with wage subsidies to hire post-secondary students for paid work experiences. Students in turn benefit with quality work experience so they can secure employment in their chosen fields of study.

The program is expected to generate up to 20,000 paid student work placements yearly across Canada by 2021-22.

Magnet is currently working with employers from all sectors and regions to post jobs targeted at Canadian post-secondary students.

Hire Diverse Talent

Hire Immigrants

Provides businesses of all sizes with tools and resources to better recruit, retain and promote immigrants. Employers can find practices that fit their needs according to the size, sector and geographic location of their business.

Hire Immigrants provides policy makers, researchers, and community activists with analysis and leading thinking from around the globe on immigrant employment and entrepreneurship.

Discover Ability Network

A free online portal and resource hub, powered by Magnet, that connects businesses directly to persons with disabilities.

The online portal connects employers directly with persons with disabilities seeking employment, and provides answers to any questions employers may have when hiring—and retaining—employees with disabilities.

ALiGN - Connected by OTEC

Driven through a partnership between OTEC and Magnet, ALiGN is a unique way of creating matches between job seekers and employers who are looking for talent.

Rather than relying on skills and experience, ALiGN matches job seekers to opportunities based on their personality. ALiGN is available through Magnet and transforms the way employers and candidates connect, creating new pathways for underrepresented groups.

Research and Collaboration

Future Skills Centre

Magnet provides the digital infrastructure for Canada’s new Future Skills Centre, a forward-thinking research centre with a focus on how to best prepare Canadians today for future opportunities.

Magnet’s digital infrastructure for the Future Skills Centre includes two key components:

  • A communications platform for a multi-sectoral audience Using Magnet’s targeted messaging, FSC will curate and disseminate content relating to FSC activities, project and initiative updates, research updates, thought leadership content and related news items. Magnet users and Magnet partners will have the option to opt-in to FSC content and access the FSC content feed.
  • The FSC Community of Practice A platform for an approved community of collaborators who will have the ability to interact with other collaborators from multiple sectors across Canada.

Business Growth

Magnet Export Business Portal

The Magnet Export Business Portal is a powerful platform designed to match relevant and timely export events and opportunities to Canadian businesses of all sizes based on their export-readiness, sector, location and goals.

Women Entrepreneurs Knowledge Hub

In partnership with Magnet, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is building a national network and accessible digital platform for sharing research, resources, and leading strategies. With regional hubs and a network of more than 75 partners, WEKH is designed to address the needs of diverse women entrepreneurs across regions and sectors.