The Town of Orangeville is committed to supporting local employers in their workforce development efforts. Finding qualified, local candidates is a priority for many area businesses. Targeted initiatives supported by the Economic Development & Culture office assist them in recruiting and retaining a productive workforce.

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Town of Orangeville partnered with Commute Ontario to help your workplace or campus alleviate commuting challenges.

Register with Commute Ontario

Visit Commute Ontario to register your business or organization.

Every registered organization is set up with its own free, online portal with customized administrative access. Access the portal to find all of Commute Ontario's programs and resources. Once registered, organizations will receive free access to user-friendly programs and tools that help promote healthy, sustainable and fun commuting options.

Carpool Ontario

Carpool Ontario is a ride-matching tool that helps users find fellow commuters to carpool with. You can limit your search to only those from your workplace or organization or open up the search to the entire community. To help you reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while carpooling, please view these guidelines.  

Active Switch

Active Switch encourages users to commute using person-powered transportation. Set goals and track your activities. This can include:

  • walking
  • cycling
  • cross-country skiing
  • roller blading

Tracking is flexible and you can enter in your steps, the distance or the amount of time it takes. Users are entered automatically into a monthly prize draw!

Emergency Ride Home

Emergency Ride Home acts like a commuter insurance program and ensures that users never have to worry about being stranded at work without a ride. Participating organizations can be reimbursed up to $75 per ride for transportation used during unplanned events and emergencies.

Recruitment support

Resources are available to help connect skilled workers with suitable employment opportunities in the area.

Man in manufacturing is a free online job portal that compiles postings from federal, provincial and local job boards and publishes them all in one place. Job postings are showcased in a list, as well as through a mapping tool, so users are able to view available positions by location.

The Career Explorer tool outlines the skills, education requirements and median salary for local postings. Employers can use this same information to understand the local business environment and build competitive compensation plans.

The mapping tool hosts an abundance of information including childcare facilities, schools, bike paths, transit routes and other important information that are helpful when choosing a job.

The tool is available thanks to a partnership between:

Orangeville and Area Job Fair

The Town of Orangeville's Economic Development and Culture office hosts large-scale job fairs to support the recruiting efforts of employers operating in Dufferin County

Job fairs are typically held every 18 months. Please email us if you are interested in being added to our contact list for the next job fair. Job fairs typically attract over 450 job seekers with participation by approximately 30 local businesses.

Georgian College's Centre for Career and Employment Community Services (CECS)

CECS is an employment resource centre that provides one-to-one employment counselling, workshops and seminars. CECS also offers a number of free services to local employers and works with Employment Ontario Employment Services to deliver a variety of programs designed to assist employers.

Coalition for Persons with Disabilities (CPWD)

The Coalition for Persons with Disability (CPWD) offers employment and training opportunities to anyone with a self-disclosed disability who is interested in seeking assistance with obtaining and retaining gainful employment. CPWD also offers candidate recruitment and selection to local employers and can assist in creating an accessible environment for potential candidates and staff. 

Additional supports

If you own a business in Orangeville, you may find the following workforce supports helpful in providing your staff with the appropriate training and to review local employment trends.

Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)

The WSIB administers Ontario's workplace insurance for employers and their employees.

Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (WPB)

The WPB leads local workforce development by identifying local labour market needs, trends, and priorities and works with the community to develop action plans to address these issues.