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YMCA Employment Services

Employer Supports

Connect with qualified job seekers right here in your community.

Employer One Survey

It’s time to have your say!  Knowing and understanding the skills shortages and needs of employers in Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties allows the Four County Labour Market Planning Board to develop and promote strategies to help you meet the challenges of our changing economy.

Information from past surveys has been used by local organizations to secure funding and to implement community projects.

The 3rd annual EmployerOne Survey, open from January 1st - January 31st, is completely confidential and anonymous.  Depending on the size of your business, it will take 15-30 minutes to complete. Click to complete the survey

The 2015 and 2016 EmployerOne reports can be found on the Planning Board’s website

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-888-774-1468


Job Board

YMCA Job Board is the go-to place for local job seekers; with over 2,500 views per week your job posting will reach a variety of skilled job seekers throughout Grey-Bruce. Post your job free of charge by creating/logging into your employer account. You have the ability to add and remove postings as needed, reactivate listings and request hiring support from a YMCA Job Developer.

Job Posting Tips to Attract Qualified Candidates:

  • provide a detailed job description
  • include full details for how applicants should apply (i.e. contact name, email address, fax number)
  • indicate part-time, full-time or seasonal
  • indicate minimum education requirements (OSSD, College, Certifications)
  • proof-read to eliminate spelling errors
  • set a closing date no longer than 4 weeks; 2 weeks is ideal


Job Developer Assistance

A YMCA Job Developer will work with you to understand your hiring needs and help you fill positions with candidates who will become valued employees in your business. A YMCA Job Developer will help to improve recruitment time and effectiveness by referring pre-screened candidates. We will also discuss your eligibility for wage subsidies and other Employment Ontario programs that will assist with the costs associated with hiring and training.

Call 519-371-9222 (Owen Sound) or 519-364-3163 (Hanover) to speak with a Job Developer today.


Hiring Incentives

Employers may be eligible for financial incentives to offset some of the costs of providing on-the-job training and work experience.



Stay Connected

Let us help you stay up to date on important employer resources, job fair invitations, hiring incentives, program updates and other relevant information.