Recruiting in-house and online

November 9, 2010 - Tags: Employers E-business

If you are interested in lowering your recruitment budget and streamlining your business operations, you may want to consider in-house recruitment or an automated online process. You can use your human resources staff to coordinate sourcing, screening and selecting potential candidates, and work with more traditional recruitment agencies when needed.

One place to start is by posting job opportunities on your Internet or Intranet site. Generally speaking, the larger your business, the more traffic there is to your site. Because online recruiting provides you with virtually unlimited reach, you have the potential to access potential employees in almost every job category.

When you use your Intranet to post jobs and recruit from within your business, you are targeting employees who are likely already qualified and are familiar with your business goals. Another way to recruit in-house is to use employee referrals, by taking advantage of current employees' social networks. This method can improve candidate "fit" and retention levels within the organization.

If you want to cast an even wider net, or search for candidates with specific skills, job boards or job banks can help. These online recruiting services are delivered through service providers, and generally specialize in specific job categories, geographic areas or niche groups. For example, a job board may focus on technicians in a particular industry, or workers belonging to designated groups. The recruiting services vary; some allow applicants to contact you directly with their resumes, while others offer to screen and qualify the applicants themselves before passing them on to you.

Service Canada's Job Bank allows you to advertise and manage your job posting free of charge, accept online applications and find qualified job candidates through the tool Job Match for Employers. As well, you can also create an exclusive employer profile page for your business.

To learn more about recruitment and opportunities when hiring employees, visit our section on Hiring employees.


Posted by on December 2, 2011
Hello Jenny,

The steps involved in starting your home-based online business will vary depending on the type of business you are starting, and where it will be located. A good place to start is our Business Start-Up Checklist and the E-business Guide.

One of your first steps will be choosing your business structure. You can learn about the options on our Forms of business organization page.

When you sell online, you may also need to be aware of the regulations for other provinces, territories or countries. If you plan on selling to customers in countries outside of Ontario, E-Business and Selling to Customers Outside of Ontario and the Exporting to World Markets Guide may be of interest.

You can also call our office at 1-888-576-4444 and speak with one of our information officers who can walk you through the start-up process in more detail, based on your specific business idea, type and location.

Best of luck in getting started.
Posted by Jenny on December 1, 2011
Please send me the steps to start a home-based online business in Ontario.
Posted by on December 6, 2010
Hello Faizul,

For details regarding travel visas and work permits needed by citizens of Bangladesh who wish to come to Canada, please consult the Government of Canada's website In case you were also inquiring about finding a job in your field in Canada
Posted by Faizul on December 6, 2010
Dear Sir,
I live in Bangladesh. Now,I want to immigrate to Canada and work in the same, NGO/Fisheries/Aquaculture Sector/Biologist.
Please send me information how to apply for visa to travel.
Posted by on November 17, 2010
Hello Sharon,

Here are some key steps to start a home-based online business in Quebec.

Step 1

You must register as a sole proprietor with the Registraire des entreprises du Québec. To do so, fill out the Declaration of Registration Natural person operating a sole proprietorship form. For details about registration fees and the various methods of payment, consult the List of fees and terms of payment. If you need more information, contact the Registraitre at 514 644-4545.

Step 2

You must also register for a GST-PST Tax number. The Quebec tax system is based on the principle of self-assessment. This means that you are responsible for reporting your income, calculating the income tax you owe and collecting the GST and PST if your business income is over 30,000$.

You will find more information and online forms at Tax Collection and Remittance or contact Revenu Quebec at 514 873-4692.

Step 3

Since you are interested in starting an online business, our Uses of e-business? section can help you learn the ins and outs of doing business on the Web.

As you will have to deal with online payments, contracts, and warranties, you will want to contact the Office de la protection du consommateur (514 253-6556) to see what regulations apply to your business.

Good luck with your project!
Posted by Sharon on November 16, 2010
Please send me an application to open a business in home online.
Posted by on November 15, 2010
If you are interested in moving to Canada to start a business, you may be eligible to immigrate under the Business Immigration Program. This program will provide you with the criteria you need to start a business in Canada as an investor, entrepreneur or self-employed person.

The contact section on this page will provide information for visa offices outside Canada and Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates to provide information on your visa application process.

Good luck on starting your business in Canada.
Posted by Daniel on November 10, 2010
I live in Colombia I have a school bus, working on my own transporting students, rides, music and travel to the airport. I want to emigrate to Canada and work in the same, buy a van and personal transport companies, taxi service and airport. etc.
Please send me information how to apply for visa to travel.
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