Search User Login Menu
Tools
Close
Close

News Headlines

Lake Superior Regional News ~ Northwestern and Northeastern Ontario. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan. From Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury, Duluth, Marquette, Houghton, Keweenaw Peninsula, Upper Michigan, Sault Ste Marie, Cook Country, Minnesota. Wisconsin

News

Soo Chamber proud to join Chamber Partnership Initiative

Soo Chamber proud to join Chamber Partnership Initiative

to Support Business Growth and Student Career Development across Canada

SAULT STE MAIRE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  November 26, 2020 (LSN)  The Chamber Partnership Initiative brings together local chambers and boards of trade, small and medium-sized enterprises, job seekers, and post-secondary institutions to support economic recovery and opportunities for student job seekers from coast to coast, across Canada. 

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is among the local chambers and boards of trade across Canada that will partner with Magnet and the Talent Opportunity Program (TOP) to connect chamber members to the Magnet platform, a digital social enterprise at Ryerson University. Through Magnet, businesses can connect with new talent, access business growth opportunities and tools to navigate the impacts of a changing labour market and the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed Canada’s social and economic landscape, leaving a significant impact on hiring capacity, operations, and business growth opportunities. The partnership is part of a nation-wide effort to connect local chambers and their members to a network of hiring tools and business growth resources in a single digital space.  

Key to the partnership between Magnet and local chambers is connecting businesses of all sizes and industries to opportunities to hire young talent and access wage subsidies through the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP).* Funded by the Government of Canada, SWPP allows employers to access wage subsidies of up to $7,500 when they hire Canadian post-secondary students for work integrated learning experiences.  

“Ensuring a strong economic recovery depends on the success of our students and youth. Programs like the Student Work Placement Program exist to provide post-secondary students with the chance to grow professionally and develop new skills while working in sectors that are in line with their interests and field of study,” said Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough. “Our Government’s investment in Magnet will go a long way in helping young Canadians gain meaningful placement opportunities in a variety of disciplines including health care and other high demand sectors, all of which play an especially important role in responding to the current pandemic.” 

“The combination of a national recruitment platform and the SWPP wage subsidy will be an important lifeline for our members,” says Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce CEO, Rory Ring. “The Chamber Partnership Initiative represents an innovative and necessary approach to helping small businesses grow, connecting early talent to new opportunities, and emerging from this challenge stronger and better.” 

Whether businesses need to access specialty skills such as digital marketing, bring on flexible workers or inject fresh, innovative thinking, tapping into the next generation of talent from Canada’s post-secondary schools is a great way to boost business. As businesses work toward recovery, SWPP will be a valuable resource in not only supporting new hires, but helping businesses offset costs. 

The Chamber Partnership Initiative will support access to the following key features through Magnet’s platform: 

  1. Nationwide student recruitment: Hiring a student? Use the Outcome Campus Connect functionality to reach student job seekers across 85+ post-secondary institutions with one click.  
  1. Financial support for student hiring: Wage subsidies of up to $7,500 available to employers to hire post-secondary students  through the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). 
  1. Intelligent job matching: Employers can target job postings directly to job seekers based on skills, experience, education, and industry-specific certifications. 
  1. Diverse hiring: Employers know the value of a diverse workforce. Build more inclusive and equitable hiring practices with the Hire Immigrants and Discover Ability resource hubs. Magnet’s platform also enables diverse and inclusive hiring with tools that target LGBTQ candidates, newcomers, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, women, and visible minorities.  
  1. Customized business growth content: Access to export-related opportunities and business growth information from Magnet content partners, including OCC, Export Development Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Global Affairs Canada and the Future Skills Centre.  

Working with chambers and boards of trade across Canada, the Chamber Partnership Initiative will support businesses in all sectors in accessing Magnet’s intelligent job matching technology. 

Local businesses are invited to create their free Magnet account today at their Chamber Portal and instantly connect with a national network of job seekers, employers, and post-secondary institutions. Sault Ste. Marie businesses can visit www.ssmcoc.com/student-work-placement-program 

  

-30- 

  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_Econ

About the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of 700 plus business and agencies in Sault Ste. Marie and has been serving the needs of this community since 1889. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will lead the way as the voice of business, advancing economic prosperity for its membership and the business community. Learn more about the SSMCOC at www.ssmcoc.com

Categories: Economy
0Upvote 0Downvote
Rate this article:
No rating
Print

Latest News

Latest News

  • All
  • Home
  • News
  • News Minnesota
  • News Ontario
  • Thunder Bay Northwestern Ontario
  • Northeastern Ontario
  • Canadian Federal Election
  • News 2018
  • News Wisconsin Michigan
  • Arts
  • Cambrian Players
  • Paramount Live
  • Magnus Theatre
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Grand Marais Art Colony
  • TBSO
  • Public Safety
  • Crime
  • Sudden Death Thunder Bay 2019
  • Sudden Death Thunder Bay 2020
  • Weekly Crime Stats Thunder Bay Sudbury Police Serices
  • Fire Service
  • Economy
  • Health
  • Opinion
  • Shipping News
  • Sports
  • Thunderwolves
  • SIJHL
  • Border Cats
  • Soo-Greyhounds
  • Real Estate Sale - Rent
  • Lake Superior Circle Tour
  • Outdoors Tourism
  • Highway 17
  • Westfort Village
  • Crystal Beach
  • Highway 61
  • Used Restaurant Retail
  • Lake Superior Store
  • What you need to know to try Pot in Ontario
  • Dining Around Lake Superior
  • Wisconsin Upper Peninsula Michigan
  • Dog Training
  • Superior Travels
  • Events Calendar
  • Event Type
  • Arts
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Bands
  • Thunder Bay Auditorium
  • Duluth Convention Centre
  • Duluth Amsoil Arena
  • Public Safety
  • Economy
  • Health
  • Outdoors
  • Sports
  • Soo-Greyhounds
  • Special Occasion Dinner
  • Lake Superior Circle Tour
  • Ontario
  • Thunder Bay Northwestern Ontario
  • Sault Ste Marie Northwestern Ontario
  • Minnesota
  • Cook County
  • Duluth
  • Wisconsin
  • Superior
  • Michigan
More
    DRUG WARRANTS RESULT IN MULTIPLE CHARGES 0 Crime
    James Brown

    DRUG WARRANTS RESULT IN MULTIPLE CHARGES

    SUDBURY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~ January 15, 2021 (LSN)  On January 14, 2021 at 3:42 p.m., members from the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the Greater Sudbury Police Service...
    OPP charge Thomas ATKINSON  with series of B&E 0 Crime
    James Brown

    OPP charge Thomas ATKINSON with series of B&E

    FORT FRANCES, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~~  January 15, 2021  (LSN)  On Jan 11, 2021 shortly after 8:00 am officers from the rainy river district detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a break and enter at a local...
    Low Risk Exposure to COVID-19 0 Health
    Robert McKenzie

    Low Risk Exposure to COVID-19

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~ January 14, 2021  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is advising the public of Low Risk Exposure to COVID-19 at Walmart Memorial  Ave.  #LSN_Health

    No content

    A problem occurred while loading content.

    Previous Next

    LSN Coverage Areas

    EasyDNNmaps

    Follow LSN on Twitter

    Social Media

     Twitter Lake Superior New  Face Book Lake Superior News  Lake Superior Circle Tour Calendar  You Tube Lake Superior News

    Latest News

    1345678910Last

    GoGreen

    Copyright 2007 ~ 2021 Lake Superior Media.
    Back To Top