Who We Are
Magnet is a not-for-profit social innovation founded by Ryerson University, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.It is a collaborative hub of post-secondary institutions, not-for-profits, government, labour, and industry partners working together on one common platform, towards one common goal: to address unemployment and under-employment of Canadians.
Initially, Magnet was designed in early 2014 to bridge the gap between post-secondary recruitment and the ability of students to relay their applied skills to real labour market needs. The job-matching technology was tailored to effectively communicate student’s experiences, accomplishments, skills and education to potential employers. Magnet now serves all Canadians and utilizes an advanced blind recruitment model that can effectively, and efficiently job-match people with opportunities reflecting their skills, preferences and talent.
Our Commitment to Diversity
With this technology, Magnet is committed to addressing the unemployment and under-employment of youth, newcomers to Canada, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and other individuals facing barriers to employment. Magnet allows job seekers to privately and securely self-identify as a member of any employment equity group, promoting diversity and supporting bias free recruitment strategies.
Meet The Team
Manager, Research and Partnerships
Manager, Immigrants Sector
Communications and Culture Strategist
Diversity Projects Lead
All photos taken by Haneen Tamari