Talent Attraction Initiative

Attracting and retaining new residents to our communities

One of the Wellington County's top priorities is to help businesses access the labour force they need to thrive and grow. The Talent Attraction Initiative aims to meet labour market needs in the County of Wellington and support strategic economic growth through a variety of employment focused projects.

This new initiative for businesses is a component of the Wellington Business Retention and Expansion implementation work, and is offered by the department of Economic Development of the County of Wellington. Project partners include the University of Guelph, Conestoga College, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington, and the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership.

Some project activities include:

  • Raising awareness of employment opportunities in Wellington County to local, regional and international audiences.
  • Developing employment based pathways with post-secondary institutions to connect students with employers in Wellington County.
  • Working with the settlement sector to help global talent explore employment opportunities in Wellington County.
  • Advising employers about; immigration programmes which could be used to meet their labour force needs and the important role global talent can play in their future economic growth.
  • Attracting new residents to Wellington County.

If you own a business in Wellington County and are experiencing workforce challenges please contact us. We will listen and devise strategies tailor-made to meet your company's needs.

Please contact Tom Lusis for more information by email or call 519.837.2600 x 2610.

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