There are many ways for you, as an employer, to get to know and hire immigrant talent in Waterloo Region.

Recruitment services

When they arrive in Waterloo Region, many immigrants connect with a local employment service for support in job searching. Here trained employment counsellors work with them to get their resume in order, have their credentials assessed and take any training needed to may sure they are job-ready.

Work with of one Waterloo Region's local employment agencies to start filling your labour market needs and preparing your talent pipeline.


The YMCA Mentorship Program is designed for internationally trained professionals who have been in Canada for less than 3 years. Here they are matched with experienced professionals from Canada based on similar education and work experience to provide guidance, insights and expand networks.

Become a mentor to a newcomer in Waterloo Region - you may find a future hire and you'll help your mentee in their career path.


Conestoga College's Immigrant Internship Program matches employers to internationally trained professionals with a post-secondary degree. Hiring an intern through this program is a great way to you to explore a new employee's fit with your company. It also provides a newcomer in the community with Canadian work experience.

Host an intern in Waterloo Region - you may find a permanent hire and the intern's path to employment will be strengthened.


The WR Connectors Program is a joint venture of the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre to expand the professional networks of highly qualified newcomers. Local connectors meet a professionally-qualified newcomer (connectee) for half an hour and suggest three names from their network to connect with. Connectees gain insight into their professional network and connect with career opportunities.

Become a connector in Waterloo Region - you will gain access to a wealth of diverse talent and help your connectee in their career path.

Networking and job fairs

There are many opportunities for you to network with immigrant talent in Waterloo Region. Several times each year the Immigration Partnership hosts networking events which bring together employers and immigrant talent to informally get to know each other and explore potential employment relationships. You can also work with a local employment agency to host a job fair at one of their locations to meet potential employees in a more formal job placement setting. 

We can help you get connected with the wealth of talent and recruitment support that await you in Waterloo Region.

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