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Where To Begin


Find top talent

A strong labour force gives businesses a competitive edge. Finding the best talent is integral to long-term success. Attracting that talent can be as simple as diversifying potential candidates to include foreign-trained professionals. Expanding the search increases the likelihood of attracting top talent.


  • Identify the core competencies you need. Make sure you have identified the skills and experience required in order to tap into today's diverse and global marketplace.
  • Widen your search. Make sure you post job ads through a variety of avenues, including immigrant-serving agencies, and professional immigrant networks.
  • Recognize foreign credentials. Access foreign credential recognition services and develop a process for evaluating candidates' foreign credentials. In Canada, about 20% of jobs are regulated to protect the health and safety of Canadians, such as doctors, engineers, plumbers, and teachers.​
    • In regulated occupations, the recognition will be determined by the appropriate provincial or territorial regulatory authority.
    • In non-regulated occupations (80% of jobs), recognition is normally at the discretion of the employer. (Source: triec.ca/10

Small and medium-sized businesses often lack the recruitment resources that larger companies have, which makes finding the best candidates to help grow and enhance operations challenging. Many resources exist to support organizations (of varying levels) with this journey.

Additional Resources

Job Central Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka's Regional Employment Website:

A regional job posting website has been developed for Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka.  Employers can now post job positions at no charge and find local employment services, while job seekers can access current listings all in one convenient location.  Regular features are success stories and employer spotlights.  This website is featured on www.immigration.simcoe.ca, linking immigrant talent directly to local j​ob postings.