Northwest Connector

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Business needs talent. Talent needs opportunity.

For communities to grow and prosper, they need talented people to put down roots and build their lives. From small tight-knit communities to major metropolitan cities, communities are looking at innovative, proven ways to attract and retain skilled professionals.

We need to build our workforce, but did you know: 

  • Up to 80% of job opportunities do not post publicly 
  • 70% of employers prefer to hire through word of mouth or personal and informal networks 

Northwestern Ontario’s workforce is expected to decline by 12% by 2030 through retirements and outmigration.

So how do newcomers come to the area and new job seekers connect to opportunity?

The Northwest Connector Program is a unique and innovative workforce development initiative aimed to help pre-qualified individuals who are interested in starting and growing their careers build their professional network, secure relevant jobs and stay in their community.

Everyone benefits from this proven, award-winning networking program that matches talent with business leaders

  • Job seekers gain professional industry contacts and meaningful employment
  • Business leaders connect with skilled job seekers

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