Recruitment Support - Main Street Recovery Project

Recruitment Support

Attracting the right talent can be difficult in the easiest of times, let alone during a public health event, but it is possible with the right strategy. We’ve collected resources to help you attract and retain the talent you need for a successful business reboot; you’ll find them in the Toolkit below.

Connector NL

Connector NL helps individuals grow their professional network and connect with career opportunities. Need help finding a connection in St. John’s, Central, or Western Newfoundland? This highly effective networking program will put you directly in touch with Connectors – business owners and operators, managers, civil servants and community leaders in our province who work are passionate about helping people succeed.

Research Project: Impacts of COVID-19 on business operations, hiring practices & alternative work arrangements.
Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Economic and Cultural Transformation, Memorial University of Newfoundland

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges both locally and globally. While much-needed focus to date has been on developing and testing effective countermeasures to control the spread of the virus, examining both short-term and long-term impacts of the pandemic—and the ensuing economic slowdown—on individuals, businesses and communities are just as important.

Through a series of employer consultations and focus group discussion by phone and web meetings, our partnership and support of this research project will help develop a better understanding of the short-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on business operations, hiring practices, and alternative work arrangements.

Dr. Tong Fang


The success of Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy is dependent in part on the ability of its businesses to find the skilled workers that are needed to facilitate and drive growth.

When that talent does not exist locally, industry needs help to find a way to fill these positions and move forward. TeamGrowNL is an initiative that aims to help local businesses meet their human resources needs by providing key information regarding immigration and the attraction of expatriate Newfoundlander and Labradorians living abroad. Our service is completely free of charge.

Venture for Canada

VFC’s Internship Program just increased their student wage subsidies for start-ups and small businesses. Identify your own student or review their 600+ pre-qualified candidates. Remote internships are welcome, and VFC’s work readiness training can support your intern’s onboarding. Apply by Sept. 7th to access up to $7,500 per student intern this Fall