Operating a business can be challenging for any employer. Job Bank's free tools and services can help. This page will provide you with information on how to use Job Bank, as well as connect you with various resources available to employers.
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- Interested in using Job Bank to post your job? Here is a video to assist you with the first step: creating your user account.
Watch a video on how to create a user account
- Is your business hiring? This video will show you how to register an employer on Job Bank.
Watch a video on how to create an employer file
- Creating a job posting on Job Bank is easy. This video will guide you through the steps on how to do so.
Watch a video on how to create a job posting
- Looking for employees that match your job requirements? This video will show you how to tailor your recruitment and find suitable candidates with Job Match.
Watch a video on how to use Job Match
Are you interested in recruiting from a specific group of job seekers? Discover a number of tools and resources available to assist you in recruiting from various employment groups, such as:
- Indigenous Peoples
- Newcomers to Canada
- Persons with disabilities
- Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces
- Students and youth
Need help finding workers?
- Manage your human resource needs
- Access labour market information
- Learn about programs and services available to you
- Find information on employment standards
- Consult the National Occupational Classification
Find suitable candidates by registering with Job Bank for Employers and advertising your jobs to hundreds of thousands of job seekers.
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Are you interested in hiring internationally trained workers? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provides helpful tips that can assist you in hiring and retaining internationally trained workers. In addition, they also provide a number of tools that can be useful in recruiting, hiring and retaining foreign workers.
Use Job Bank to access valuable labour market information regarding:
- Licensing and certifications
- Job duties and skills requirements
- Education and training
- Statistics Canada provides extensive workforce statistics as well as a broad range of current social and economic statistics for Canada.
- The Canada Business Network offers a wide range of information relating to government services, programs and regulations. They also provide business development resources that can help expand your business.
- Based on your location, BizPal can provide you with specific information regarding permits and licenses that can help you start and grow your business.
The Government of Canada offers a variety of programs and services to help businesses and employers.
- Canada Small Business Financing Program - makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders
- Service Canada Services for Employers - information and resources on Employment Insurance and related programs
- Apprenticeship Grants - programs to make a career in the trades a more attractive choice and encourage more apprentices to complete their training
- Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) - a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices, up to $2,000 per year
- Canada Pension Plan (CPP) - information and fact sheets on CPP eligibility, benefits, payments, and deductions
- Canada Revenue Agency for Business - access to My Business Account; forms and information on payroll tax, GST/HST, excise tax, and corporate income tax; important filing dates
- Training and Employment Initiatives - information on employment programs offered by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
- Employment Insurance Information for Employers - frequently asked questions and other information for employers on Employment Insurance programs
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) - help for hiring foreign workers on a temporary basis to fill immediate skills and labour shortages
- Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) - a program to reimburse workers for unpaid wages, vacation pay, severance pay and termination pay owed when their employer goes out of business
- Work-Sharing - an adjustment program to help employers and employees avoid temporary layoffs when there is a reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer
Information on Federal Employment Standards is available through the Labour Program at Employment and Social Development Canada. The Federal Employment Standards apply to all federally regulated businesses and industries.
Businesses that are not federally regulated are governed by the employment standards of their province of operation. Provincial employment standards are regulated by the respective provincial or territorial ministries of labour as follows:
- Newfoundland and Labrador - Labour Relations Agency
- Prince Edward Island - Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
- Nova Scotia - Department of Labour and Advanced Education
- New Brunswick - Ministry of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
- Québec - Commission des normes du travail
- Ontario - Ministry of Labour
- Manitoba - Manitoba Labour and Immigration
- Saskatchewan - Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
- Alberta - Ministry of Labour
- British Columbia - Ministry of Labour
- Yukon - Department of Community Services
- Northwest Territories - Department of Education, Culture and Employment
- Nunavut - Labour Standards Board, Department of Justice
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides free resources and information related to the acts and regulations on occupational safety and health (OSH) and workers' compensation in all Canadian jurisdictions.
Health Canada provides free information and resources on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 is the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada providing a standard taxonomy and framework for dialogue on Labour Market Information. It gathers more than 30,000 occupational titles into 500 Unit Groups, organized according to skill levels and skill types.