There are several highly impactful ways that employers can collaborate with the EmploymentWorks program.

These include:

  • Job Sampling:  Offering participants the opportunity to explore different workplaces.
  • Funded Work Experience: Providing program funded work experience opportunity for a participant based on your business needs.
  • Mentoring: Supporting your employees to mentor job seekers eager to learn more about careers of interest.
  • Employer Support: Accessing tailored supports to increase your organization’s capacity and confidence to create inclusive and supportive workplaces for all employees.
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What commitment does the program require from employers?

The time commitment will vary depending on the type of program engagement.

  • Job Sampling: Total 10 hours
  • Funded Work Experience: Flexible
  • Mentoring: From 30 minutes to 1 hour 
  • Employer Support: On demand

What are the benefits of working with us?

  • Direct access to untapped talent
  • Improved employee engagement
  • Enhanced innovation and problem-solving
  • Enhanced diversity and inclusivity
  • Strengthened community connections

Check out a video from a Calgary employer who talks about the benefits of partnering with EmploymentWorks.

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Interested in working with us?

EmploymentWorks staff will be happy to work with you and your employees to coordinate an engaging, rewarding, and successful partnership.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Many employers have discovered new employees through the program, but there is no requirement to hire. Employer partners who provide paid work experiences may decide to offer longer term employment to retain their newly discovered talent.

Program staff will work with you to identify job sampling activities and tasks, and will accompany participants to the workplace at a ratio of 1 staff to 4 participants. Training and professional development to enhance business confidence to support diverse workers and create inclusive and accessible workplaces is also available.

No, participants typically only spend 2.5 hours at a workplace observing and sampling job tasks. Employees are encouraged to provide guidance and feedback to participants, and to share their employment insights.