Hiring employees 

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Know your obligations and opportunities when it comes to hiring employees — from recruitment to payroll to tax returns — and familiarize yourself with current labour market conditions.

  • Hiring requirements

    Find resources that can help you comply with the standards and regulations regarding recruiting, selecting, and hiring employees.

  • Hiring Employees

    Learn about the steps involved in hiring employees; from developing the job requirements, to screening and testing applicants, to making an offer.

  • Hiring foreign workers

    If your business is facing a labour shortage, or you are unable to find the talent your business needs, why not look outside of Canada?

  • Job Descriptions: An Employer's Handbook

    This handbook can help you develop job descriptions to hire employees, evaluate employee performance and identify training needs.

  • Recruit and manage salespeople

    Learn where to find salespeople, the importance of the recruitment interview and how to institute a commission structure to encourage high sales.

  • Wage subsidies

    Are high wage expectations making you reluctant to put up that Help Wanted sign? A wage subsidy program can put the perfect employee within your reach.

  • Job Bank

    Advertise and manage your job openings free of charge and at your own convenience, and find qualified job candidates through the tool Job Match for Employers.

  • Labour and employment data

    Find statistics and analysis related to the labour force, employment and income from official Canadian and international sources.

  • Teleworkers

    Having a difficult time recruiting qualified employees? A teleworker — an employee who works outside your office — may be a great option for you.

  • WORKink

    Find services and resources that can help you hire persons with disabilities and create an inclusive work environment and a diverse team.

  • Working in Canada — Human resources management

    Use these free resources to find, hire, train and retain the employees you need. Access labour market and regulatory information, and advertise your job openings.

  • Employment Central — Employer Information
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Post your jobs and find employees in the Yukon. You can use a boardroom for interviews, information sessions and employee testing for free.

  • Employment Manitoba
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    Find the help you need to build your small business workforce.

  • Employment Ontario Employment Service
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Get help attracting and recruiting employees, and find out if you're eligible for financing to provide training and work experience.

  • Recruiting in four steps in French only
    Applies only to: Québec

    Learn more about your rights and obligations when it comes to recruiting employees and discover what tools and resources can guide you throughout the process.

  • Workforce Planning Boards Network
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Find information about training, employment and labour research in your region to help you manage your employment needs in Ontario.

  • SaskJobs.ca — Provincial job bank
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    Are you a Saskatchewan employer? Post your job opportunities on SaskJobs.ca and search the resume database for candidates that meet your needs.

  • Direction Yukon — for finding Francophone workers
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Advertise your Yukon job openings to Francophone immigrants and migrants for free. Services are offered throughout Canada, France and Belgium.

  • WorkBC — For Employers
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    Access resources to help recruit and retain employees, measure their performance, and find out about current labour market trends in B.C.

  • YuWIN Yukon Work Information Network
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Join this free online network to post jobs and find employees.