Employer Resources

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Attracting, hiring, and retaining talent is more challenging than ever.

This page is here to help connect employers with workforce related resources in their community.


The following Job Boards are popular sites in the region for posting employment opportunities and sourcing candidates.

Salary Transparency and Job Postings

Effective November 1, 2023, and in accordance with the Salary Transparency Act, employers are required to post wage/salary information for all publicly advertised job postings. As such, it will be mandatory to add wage/salary information to Workforce Hub postings, before they can be added to the site. Follow this link for important information about this Act.

go2HR Job Board

The leading job board for tourism and hospitality jobs in BC and the Yukon. Post your jobs for free.

Accelerate Okanagan #OKGNtech Job Board

Accelerate Okanagan’s job board showcases available positions from businesses within the Okanagan tech community. From technical and non-technical skill sets; to a range of entry-level and C-suite; to co-op, short-term, long-term, and contract employment, there’s something for you.

BC Job Connect

BC JobConnect is a free, employer-driven platform designed to help BC businesses meet their workforce needs by connecting them to local newcomers with relevant skills, training, and international experience.


One of Canada’s top job boards where work-seekers can search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers and company websites. Free and paid postings.


Canada’s leading career site with the latest jobs from top Canadian employers. Paid postings.

Okanagan College Student Graduate and Co-op Employment Centre

Learn more about hiring an Okanagan College student, and applying for a Co-op.

Employment and Social Development Canada

Works to improve the standard of living and quality of life by promoting a highly skilled labour force. ESDC also promotes an efficient and inclusive labour market.

Labour Market Information Council (LMIC)

The LMIC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the timeliness, reliability, and accessibility of labour market information.

Click here

P: 613-695-0699

Work BC Employment Services

Resources and support to navigate the labour market, including free one-on-one support from a WorkBC Job Developer.

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Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals (SCIP)

A non-profit, membership-driven association representing 250 construction members.

Teri Meikle
P: 250-832-8050

Okanagan College – Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment Centre

Serves as a hub for students, alumni and employers looking for employment and work integrated learning opportunities. To post a job or learn more about ways OC can support your business, contact us.

Jessica Landau
P: 250-832-2126 (x 8282)
C: 250-515-0072

Okanagan College

Offers a diverse array of applied, career certificate, diploma and trades training programs - providing timely, quality education and skills for direct entry into the local workforce. The college also works directly with businesses and organizations to develop and deliver training specific to your workforce needs.

SD83/Industry Training Authority

Youth apprenticeship programs in high school consist of Youth Train in Trades (the classroom portion) and Youth Work in Trades (hands-on training in the workplace). Students in the Youth Work in Trades program are hired by an employer – as a registered apprentice – and get paid and accrue hours towards the work-based training requirements. School District 83 is happy to provide local employers with support when taking on student apprentices.

Reid Findlay
P: 250-803-6133

Wage Subsidy

Provides financial reimbursement to employers who hire and train eligible job seekers who are: unemployed and receiving EI, who received EI in the past five years, received maternity/parental benefits in the the past 5 years or are eligible for the Single Parent Employment Initiative. This is a great program when you need to hire a candidate who fits your company culture, but who may need some specific skills.

Training Grant – Succeeding at Work (SAW)

Canada’s only employer and job seeker skills training program for the food and beverage manufacturing industry – and it is fully funded. Offers a fully funded program to attract, educate, upskill and retain an engaged workforce.

Training Grants – The B.C. Employer Training Grant program (ETG)

Supports skills training to address provincial labour market needs. The goal of the ETG is to help British Columbians access the skills training needed to adapt to the changing requirements of jobs and the labour market, while encouraging employer involvement in the training of their employees. Reimbursement amounts vary between 60% and 100% depending on the training stream.

Mitacs Business Strategy Internship

Get help from outstanding students with your innovation activities through a four-month $10,000 or $15,000 internship. Your contribution? Only $5,000 or $7,500.

Mitacs Accelerate

Solve your research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. Internships start at four months and can scale up as much as you need — your financial contribution starts at $7,500.

Digital Skills for Youth

Funded by the Government of Canada, and delivered by Innovate BC, provides up to $25,500 so that youth (aged 15-30) can successfully transition to the workforce.

Hiring for Tech – Innovator Skills Initiative

Provides grants to employers that are hiring for tech or tech-related roles. Employers can receive: - A maximum of one grant of up to $10,000 per candidate per company to supplement a new employee's salary, and - Up to 10 grants for 10 different employees per year

The Canada Summer Jobs Program

Provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

The Youth Employment Program

Part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy and offers funding to cover a student or recent grad's (aged 15-30) salary for business, tech or tech-related projects.

Get Youth Working

Offers employment counselling, job entry skills, certificate training, paid work experience, mentoring and post-job placement support to eligible youth, 17-29 years of age. Employers that hire and train eligible youth and provide full-time sustainable employment are eligible for a negotiated wage subsidy incentive.

Gov’t of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program

Offers work placements for post-secondary students in an eligible program.

Vicinity Jobs Data

Canada's leader in real-time Big Data labour market information solutions. This data is accessible via Salmon Arm Economic Development Society.

Click here to learn more.

SAEDS – Business Support click here

Chamber of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce work with municipal government, business owners and other partners to support the growth in their communities.

In Sicamous,
Sheila Devost
P: 250-836-0002

In Salmon Arm,
Shelley Desautels
P: 250-832-6247

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

IRCC can help employers attract and retain foreign workers who bring new skills and add to a business' competitive edge. Tools for Accessing Global Talent.

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Outreach Officer: IRCC.DNEngagement@cic.gc.ca

Community Futures

For over 30 years, Community Futures has been a proven leader in supporting rural entrepreneurs and small to medium enterprises throughout B.C. and across Canada to survive and thrive.

Rob Marshall

p. 250-803-0156


District of Sicamous Development Corporation (DOSDC)

The economic development organization for the District of Sicamous, mandated to help advance the District of Sicamous' financial, social, business and community goals.

Carly Procyshyn

P. 250-517-7641

E. c.procyshyn@dosdc.ca

w. https://dosdc.ca/

Work BC Employment Services

Resources and support to navigate the labour market, including free one-on-one support from a WorkBC Job Developer.

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SAEDS Employer Support & Resources

Browse: - Business support organizations - Resource links - Workforce Development Resources - Labour Market Reports

Immigration and Citizenship – Services for Employers

Access information about work permits and permanent residence. Connect with outreach officers. Sign up for information sessions.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

The RNIP program was designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers. Community Futures has entered into a partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to offer this pilot in the North Okanagan and Shuswap areas. Employers can post jobs and receive direct support with attracting and retaining skilled workers.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and LMIA

Determine which type of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application you should submit to hire a temporary foreign worker (TFW). Understand your responsibilities when hiring in this program.

Shuswap Immigrant Services Society

Support and resources for newcomers to the community, and for employers who are supporting newcomers in the workplace.

Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Partnering with employers to provide resources, information and training to support a healthy and safe workforce.

Technical Safety BC

Apply for a permit or license, report an incident, find a licensed contractor, and access information and resources about the risks and safety requirements of technical equipment in the workplace.

WorkSafe BC

Access information, resources and forms to support health and safety compliance in the workplace. Start and monitor claims online.

WorkSafe Employers’ Advisers Office (EAO)

A resource for employers in BC, providing complimentary advice and support about workers' compensation issues.

National Standard for Phycological Health and Safety in the Workplace

A voluntary set of guidelines, tools and resources intended to support organizations in promoting mental health in the workplace.

Salary Transparency and Job Postings

Effective November 1, 2023, and in accordance with the Salary Transparency Act, employers are required to post wage/salary information for all publicly advertised job postings. As such, it will be mandatory to add wage/salary information to Workforce Hub postings, before they can be added to the site. Follow this link for important information about this Act.

BC Employment Standards

The law in B.C. sets standards for payment, compensation and working conditions in most workplaces. The standards promote open communication, fair treatment and work-life balance for employees.
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Working With Mature Workers

Three-weeks digital skills training and one-to-one job search coaching for adults aged 55+ to achieve sustainable employment in today’s technology-rich labour market.

Working with People with Intellectual Disabilities

Assistance for local businesses to identify job seekers with intellectual disabilities with the specific skills, traits and abilities required for a position. Services include job development and placement, as well as employee onboarding and training, and ongoing support to ensure their retention and advancement. Supports can include assisting the employee with understanding the job culture, industry practices and work behaviours expected by the employer, as well as routine follow-up with the employer and the employee.

Wage Subsidies and on-the-job Training for Diverse Workers

WorkBC offers a broad range of online and in-person employment services, including supporting employers with job placements and wages subsidies for on-the-job training for unemployed or precariously employed people in BC.

Create an Inclusive Workforce – WorkBC Resources

A central resource for tips and links to support employers to attract, hire and retain workers such as Indigenous people, young people, people with disabilities, immigrants and temporary foreign workers.

The Diversity Advantage

A resource of information to support hiring from a diverse population, to strengthen your business and give you flexibility.

Aboriginal Training and Employment Centre (ATEC) & Aboriginal Skills Employment & Training Strategy (ASETS)

With the goal is to provide employment opportunities for underemployed or unemployed Indigenous people who reside in the region regardless of origin in Canada, ATEC/ASETS works with employers to determine if they are eligible to hire such a worker. Employers must be in business for a year and be registered with WEC to be eligible and will receive a wage subsidy covering the minimum wage of the worker they hire through the program for 27-40 weeks. The employee gains valuable work experience, and the employer gets an extra set of hands. They must of course be ready to provide extra training and oversight to support the employee, given their limited experience in the work force.
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