Magnet (Hiring, Grants)

Magnet connects business with top talent

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is helping you connect to the right talent through Magnet.

Hire Students: Magnet provides the platform for student recruitment for some of Canada’s largest employers. 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.

Match with Top Talent: Magnet makes it easy to recruit new talent. Your job postings are shared with job seekers based on your pre-selected skills, qualifications, and competencies. Magnet’s in-system diversity filters can also direct your job posting to candidates who have identified as members of underrepresented groups.

Create your free Magnet account today at

Magnet’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP): Grants for employers hiring students

The Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning opportunities.

The SWPP 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.

Employer applications are now being accepted for Summer 2021 placement terms.

Program funding reimburses eligible employers for up to $7,000 each net new placement.

To submit an application, join Magnet today and create a free employer profile. To learn more, contact our Project Manager, Katie Stiel.

Magnet’s Discover Ability Network: Connects employers to under-tapped talent pool

Discover Ability Hamilton offers a free job-matching platform to help you find the best candidates with disabilities for your job openings.

The Hamilton Chamber in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring the Discover Ability Network to the Hamilton area to provide tools, resources and supports to help local employers attract and recruit job seekers with disabilities.

Research shows that businesses who recruit from this under-tapped talent pool experience real benefits:

  • Harness the value of innovative processes and new perspectives
  • Reduce costs associated with turnover, absenteeism and workplace safety
  • Increase the size of your skilled labour pool
  • Improve engagement from all employees, across the board

Click here to learn more about the Discover Ability Network and sign up today to find local talent!