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Hiring and managing human resources

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Is demand for your products and services continually growing, and do you need additional employees to respond appropriately? When the time comes to hire new employees, you need to follow certain government rules on hiring, source deductions and tax returns.

Before starting your hiring process, contact one of our advisors for help with hiring good candidates. They can also direct you to useful resources on the right procedures to follow and on how to manage your human resources to ensure the compliance of your company with the laws and regulations in force.


» Contact us today to quickly get answers to your questions and receive a free assessment in order to effectively manage your human resources.

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QUICKLY FIND THE INFORMATION YOU NEED ON HIRING AND MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES

Consult our free, practical directories to find out about financing and support programs, services and practical resources that can help you recruit employees and manage your human resources.

FINANCING

SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

  • Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages — Not-for-Profit 

    Canadian Heritage
    Subsidy covering 70% of wages to hire summer students for 16 weeks (30 to 40 hours per week) in not-for-profit organizations.

  • National workplace accessibility 

    Government of Canada
    Get resources through community organizations to help improve workplace accessibility, work-from-home arrangements for employees, and online training opportunities in response to COVID-19.

  • BDC Advisory Services 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Connect with highly experienced specialists who can help you better manage your business, increase revenues and optimize operations.

  • Job creation assistance (in French only)

    ​Emploi Québec
    Receive technical and financial assistance to meet your new workforce needs.

  • Tax holiday for foreign researcher salaries in Quebec 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Attract highly skilled foreign researchers to work on SR&ED projects in Quebec by offering them a tax holiday ranging from 100% coverage of their taxable earnings in the first two years to 25% coverage in the fifth year.

  • Express Entry 

    Immigration and citizenship
    Express Entry aims to facilitate matches between Canadian businesses and skilled immigrants who wish to work in Canada permanently.

  • Apollo13 startup support program (in French only)

    ​Apollo 13
    Do you have an entrepreneurial idea to put into action or a desire to grow your business? The Apollo13 support program may be right for you.​

  • Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French 

    Canadian Heritage
    Get a wage subsidy of up to $13,000 to cover the costs of an international internship of 4 to 12 months (30 to 40 hours per week).

  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Learn how you can hire a foreign worker on a temporary basis when Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available to do the job.

  • Development of E-Business Tax Credit 

    Investissement Québec
    Tax credit of 30% (24% refundable and 6% non-refundable) for information technology (IT) sector salaries up to a maximum of $25,000 per employee working on e-business activities.

  • Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages — For-Profit 

    Canadian Heritage
    Get a wage subsidy to cover 50% of the costs of paying a summer student to work 30–40 hours a week for 16 weeks, if you operate a for-profit business.

  • Job Bank 

    Service Canada
    Post jobs in the Job Bank and find qualified candidates to fill positions.

  • Tax Holiday for Foreign Experts 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Attract recognized foreign experts who are highly qualified in the implementation of innovation projects to work in Quebec. They will receive a tax holiday ranging from 100% of taxable income in the first year, to 25% in the fifth year.

  • Tax Credit for Pre-Competitive Private Partnership Research 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Refundable tax credit of up to 30% for R&D work conducted in partnership with another private company.

  • Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth 

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Wage subsidy for Indigenous businesses and other Indigenous organizations that give First Nations and Inuit youth work experience or on-the-job training in the housing sector.

  • Mitacs Accelerate 

    Mitacs
    Stretch your $7,500 investment and expand your R&D potential by collaborating with faculty, college students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows on your company's complex research challenges.

  • Sector Gateway 

    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
    ​Do you have a business in the Greater Montreal area and are looking for workers? Take advantage of a professional match with talent from diverse backgrounds.

  • Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Refundable tax credit of 25% of qualified Canadian labour expenses on Canadian film and video production.

  • GO Talent 

    Information and Communications Technology Council
    Use the e-Talent Canada platform to recruit qualified internationally educated IT professionals who are within days, weeks or months of arriving in Canada as permanent residents.

  • Student Work Placement Program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Subsidy of $5,000 to $7,000 to hire post-secondary students studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) for a placement.

  • Managing my business 

    ​Entrepreneuriat Québec
    ​Leverage this training and develop your skills in finance, marketing, sales, time management and human resources.

  • Work Force Reduction program due to downsizing 

    Employment and Socila Development Canada
    Learn about employment insurance options for employees who voluntarily leave your business to preserve the jobs of co-workers.

  • NRC-IRAP Innovation Assistance Program 

    National Research Council Canada
    If your incorporated, early-stage business has fewer than 500 employees, is pursuing technology-driven innovation and is not eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, you can get a wage subsidy for your employees for up to 12 weeks during COVID-19.

  • Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Get a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the salaries and wages paid to your apprentices, up to a maximum of $2,000/year for each apprentice.

  • Innovation Canada — Innovation Advisors in Quebec 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    If you're developing a new product, technology or process, an Innovation Advisor can provide you with free, one-on-one assistance to help you find the government supports that are right for your business. Our advisors are former entrepreneurs with established networks in both private and public sectors, and can help put you in touch with specialists in finance, technical advice and foreign market expertise, to help your business grow from here. Innovation Advisors help companies that are incorporated for profit in Canada. Is this you?

  • Canada Feature Film Fund 

    Telefilm Canada
    Financing for Canadian film producers to develop, produce and market movies in English or French in Canada and internationally.

  • Canada Book Fund Support for Organizations — Internships 

    Canadian Heritage
    Contributions of up to $22,500 (typically $15,000) for internships in the book publishing, distribution, marketing, wholesale or retail sectors representing Canadian authors.

  • Applying as a business immigrant 

    Immigration, Francisation et Intégration
    Find all the information you need if you wish to immigrate to Quebec in order to develop your business projects.

  • Magnet — Talent Acquisition 

    Magnet<
    Find talent with the right skills and qualifications by using a specialized recruitment model that promotes diversity and supports bias-free recruitment strategies. Build top talent funnels for your medium to long-term needs.

  • ASPIRE work-integrated learning initiative 

    ​Toronto Finance International
    Access a job-matching platform where you can promote your financial services internships to post-secondary students, and where they can access exclusive business skills development resources that help them transition into your workplace.

  • Make your business a model of sustainable mobility 

    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
    Get mentoring to help develop sustainable mobility measures and benefit from positive exposure for your business and increased employee productivity.

  • Employment integration — Wage subsidies 

    Emploi Québec
    Hire someone on income security or employment insurance to qualify for a wage subsidy of up to 30 weeks for private sector businesses and longer periods for social enterprises.

  • Work-Sharing Program 

    ​Employment and social Development Canada
    ​If business is slow, you can offer at least 2 of your core workers a temporarily-reduced work week instead of laying them off.

  • Coaching and strategic advice 

    Investissement Québec
    Take advantage of this free program and receive support on management, marketing, finances, human resources, technology, export, production and more.

  • Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities (PRIIME) 

    Emploi Québec
    Wage subsidy for up to 52 weeks for employers who hire immigrants or visible minorities for a first experience in their field in a sustainable job.

  • Creation of a human resources department 

    Emploi Québec
    If your business is expanding, get money to cover up to 50% of the costs of hiring an HRM professional to analyze your company's needs and help you set up a human resources department.

  • Alternate work arrangements and work hour reduction 

    Emploi Québec
    Get expert advice and a contribution of up to 50% of expenses relating to implementing a work hour reduction plan for your business.

  • Human resources management support 

    Emploi Québec
    Get expertise on human resources management, including an assessment, coaching, consultation, and management support.

  • Accelerated Growth Service 

    ​Innovation, Science and economic Development Canada
    ​Does your company have annual sales of at least $5 million and show promising growth? You may be eligible for the CED support program.

  • BioTalent Canada – Science Horizons Youth Internship 

    BioTalent Canada
    Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for an environmental science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) job and receive a subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

  • Quebec International — International recruiting 

    Québec International
    Access a network of experts to help you hire international talent for your business. Attend workshops, networking events and recruiting missions.

  • CGLCC - Training 

    Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce ( CGLCC )
    Get access to courses and workshops to learn how to engage with your LGBT+ employees, business opportunities or customers.

  • Record of Employment on the Web (ROE Web) 

    Employment and Social Development Canada.
    ​Use this secure application to create, submit and print Records of Employment (ROEs) via the Internet in preparation for the interruption of employee earnings

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

OTHER RESOURCES

  • Report on Hirings 

    If you hire often, you could help maintain the integrity of the Employment Insurance program by submitting monthly information to the government.

  • Employment standards 

    Learn about the federal and provincial employment standards with which you must comply.

  • Vacation entitlement and pay 

    Learn about your responsibilities regarding the granting of vacation time to your Quebec employees.

  • Essential Skills Tools 

    Use these free, customizable tools to assess and improve the skills of your employees and to better understand essential skills.

  • monCalcul (in French only)

    Calculate the benefit amount to which your employees are legally entitled for common situations such as vacation days, statutory holidays and overtime pay.


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