Below is a working list of jobs boards, professional associations and organizations that provide employment services to different equity seeking groups and communities. This resource sheet may change over time.
Employment and Community Organizations
The following are examples of employment and community organizations at the local or national level. Some organizations focus solely on employment services while others provide many services to their clients and community members, including employment services.
Indigenous Works helps partnerships between Canadian companies and Indigenous organizations work better. To that end, The organization assesses and benchmarks the readiness of potential partners and work with them to shore up partnships capacity, workplace performance and cultural competency on each side.
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC)
The HRIC offers the GREAT Employment Program which assists Six Nations community members in Hamilton by supportng them in obtaining access to employment programs and services.
Immigrants Working Centre (IWC)
The Immigrants Working Centre is a leader in providing settlement services in Hamilton, welcoming new Canadians and supporting their full social, civic and economic participation in their new city.
PATH Employment Services
PATH is a non-profit agency based in Hamilton, Ontario that has been helping people with any kind of disability get and keep jobs since 1972. Disability is often a misleading and misunderstood term as PATH encourages you to appreciate that the focus is on the skills, talents, qualifications and truly the abilities of the individuals PATH works with.
Pride at Work
Pride at Work Canada encourages organizations to support authenticity at a corporate level and create workplaces where LGBT employees will be more able to be themselves and, ultimately, to be more productive.
YWCA’s Employment Support Services help low-income, marginalized groups and individuals to overcome barriers to employment. Services are available for women, youth and newcomers.
The following are examples of various professional associations across Ontario, Canada and the US. The members of these associations may have the skills and experience related to your particular recruitment. Contact the associations to learn more.
Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada (APAC)
APAC is a membership-based, leadership-focused organization that connects, supports and promotes outstanding leadership within the First Nations, Métis and Inuit community of professionals.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
The BBPA is the point of convergence and connectivity for many that are seeking opportunities to collaborate, recalibrate, participate, educate, advocate, volunteer and donate to the Black community.
Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities
This Association is a federally incorporated non-profit dedicated to maximizing the inclusion, job retention, and advancement of current and future professionals with disabilities.
Canadian Women in Communications and Technology (WCT)
WCT’s mission is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of women through a coast to coast network of professional women, men and companies in communications and technology.
Cross-Cultural Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC)
CPAC’s mandate is to assist internationally trained professionals in gaining recognition, cultural integration, career advancement, civic engagement in Canada and expanded international opportunity through quality service and advocacy.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
North American Association of Asian Professionals (NAAAP)
NAAAP Toronto is a not for profit volunteered-based association which aims to provide Pan Asian professionals with a forum to cultivate leadership, professional development and workplace diversity.
Professional Immigrant Networks
This is a directory of professional immigrant associations. Associations are member-based associations run by and for skilled immigrants. They work to help their members connect with and integrate more quickly into the labour market.
South Asian Professional Networking Association (SAPNA)
SAPNA Toronto is a group of philanthropists who aim to strengthen and rejoice the professional presence of the Toronto South Asian community. SAPNA Toronto connects community members by featuring interactive networking mixers, knowledge based workshops, and professional spotlights of individuals who are living their dream!
Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to support and recognize executive-minded women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence in Canada and Ireland.