ON institutions partner with Magnet career-networking platform

September 26, 2014

Ontario has invested $1.2 M to expand PSE institutions’ access to Magnet, a career-networking platform developed in partnership with Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC). Magnet is a non-profit initiative that provides students with access to labour market information and connections to approximately 60,000 Ontario businesses. 20 ON colleges and universities are currently members of Magnet, along with 30 community partners. “Ontario’s employers are telling us that they’re finding it difficult to connect with workers that have the skills they need. Magnet is not only going to address this barrier by connecting businesses with the right candidates, but also by creating youth employment opportunities across the province—it’s a win-win scenario,” said Allan O’Dette, President of the OCC. So far, 25,000 job-seekers have created profiles on Magnet. Ontario News Release