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St. Lawrence College Employment Service Launches Powerful User-Friendly Website & Free Eastern Ontario Job Board


Finding the right employee for the right job just got easier with the launch of a new and fully customized website and job board from St. Lawrence College Employment Service:

Using a new cloud-based tool called the Job Description Template (JDT), companies of all sizes are able to customize job description templates, while also allowing job seekers to fully customize their job search. Each job description is fully customizable by the user. The JDT also includes a profile of the ideal candidate for each description created. This profile can be used in tandem with pre-assessment tools and job-fit testing to make hiring decisions even easier.

Employment Service is committed to developing and supporting ‘ready now’ employees – people with the right skills and qualifications that an employer needs at the right time, according to Charlie Mignault, Director of Business Development at St. Lawrence College.


“The new website facilitates connections between employers and job seekers and provides an in-depth guide to career opportunities based on the current and projected economic needs of Eastern Ontario, supported by the newest technology,” he said. “We have strategies in place to ensure this becomes the number one resource for job postings in Eastern Ontario.”

The website and job board will be a useful tool for employers looking to access a deep pool of candidates and also to provide support in their recruitment processes. HR professionals will have the ability to access a growing, cloud-based resource for building job descriptions. The website will also allow a company to easily organize their job description library and communicate job expectations.

The website is designed for all community members looking for work, including students and graduates transitioning from school to employment. Job candidates will benefit from accessing an online resource centre that includes updated labour market information to support their job search preparation, application and outcome. Mignault explains, “The website will profile Eastern Ontario’s top 50 in-demand occupations, providing users with access to explore potential career paths, apply online to opportunities of interest and gain an understanding of the training and skills they need to succeed.”

Mignault believes that setting clear employee expectations through proper job descriptions is a critical first step in reducing expensive turnover for employers. Research shows that 75 per cent of job applicants won’t apply for your job opening if they don’t like the job description and that 40 per cent of new hires fail within a year.

“St. Lawrence College Employment Service will ensure current employment opportunities are accurate and up-to-date, striving to meet the needs of Eastern Ontario,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “We want to offer a tool that’s not only reliable, but evolving to offer updates and provide users with the most up-to-date information on an ongoing basis.”

This website represents the newest job building technologies and will make talent acquisition for employers more efficient and less costly. Job seekers will benefit from a user friendly tool with leading edge functionality to filter the right opportunity, access tools to develop employability skills and clarify the job market all in an effort to find the right job for them today. The site is a powerful tool that will support a more inclusive, adaptable and productive workforce.

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Who we are

St. Lawrence College Employment Services has five locations that deliver employment services in Ottawa, Kingston, Sydenham, and Sharbot Lake. Employment Services is a part of the Corporate Learning division at the College.

St. Lawrence College Corporate Learning & Performance Improvement is committed to meeting the learning needs of business in our community. We are actively working with over 345 organizations and thousands of students focused on programs and skills that address the demands of the new economy. Our mandate is to meet the challenges our partners face with relevant, flexible, practical programs that offer on the job training to student/ employees with the goal of increasing productivity and closing the skills gap while supporting the commercial growth and prosperity of Eastern Ontario. For more information, please visit:



For more information, please contact:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Marketing and Communications
613-544-5400 ext. 1291