If you are an Ontario food & beverage processor, we have hiring and training solutions for you!


Build your business through CareersNOW!

Food and Beverage Ontario’s workforce development program CareersNOW! is here to support Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry employers with online skills training for new hires, virtual Job Fairs, recruitment and retention coaching, and funding for college and university student work terms — all for FREE.

Job fairs set up for your company

CareersNOW! is delivering the next round of FREE virtual jobs fairs to support employers with their recruitment strategies.

These Ontario-wide events have been developed to support your recruitment activities and enable you to chat privately in messenger or video, schedule plant tours and subsequent interviews as well as network. Jobseekers can visit your booth, review and apply to your current openings, and connect directly with you.

We do the recruiting… you do the hiring!

Have questions? Contact Nicole Gallace at [email protected]!

CareersNOW! Job Fairs are an interactive and convenient way to connect virtually with potential new hires that’s FREE for both employers and jobseekers!”
Nicole Gallace, Talent Solutions Manager
Foodgrads.com and CareersNOW! Program Partner

Get help attracting new hires to your business

Book a FREE one-hour session with our CareersNOW! Hiring Advisor, Jason Wilson!

Jason has over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing sector in a variety of roles such as team leader, supervisor & plant manager. He’s also spent seven years as a recruitment consultant for the industry.

Jason can help you with:

  • Onboarding processes
  • Best practices for new hire training initiatives
  • Employee retention strategies
With over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, including seven as a recruitment consultant for the industry, I’ll work with you to strengthen your company’s hiring and retention initiatives.”
Jason Wilson
CareersNOW! Hiring Coach

Post your job opportunities through CareersNOW! Employer and we’ll do the promotion

CareersNOW! Employer is a NEW food and beverage processing industry employment platform that makes it easy for you to post jobs for free and connect with over 100,000 jobseekers.

Individuals with an interest in working in food and beverage processing can also view your job postings directly from the CareersNOW! website.

PLUS, we’ll promote your job postings across all our networks to reach even more qualified jobseekers across Ontario.

Create your free account at CareersNOW! Employer and start posting jobs!

Give your employees access to free food and beverage skills training

CareersNOW! offers employers a proven skills training program for new hires that is supporting successful onboarding and employee retention. There are 14 online courses developed by Food Processing Skills Canada, in technical and soft skills, that employees can take at their own pace and receive a certificate of completion.

Start your workforce training today!

Access skilled college and university students for work terms in addition to $7,000 in wage subsidies

CareersNOW! Employer makes it easy for businesses to post co-op and internship positions for college and university students over one or multiple semesters. By hiring a student today, employers can quickly fill immediate skill gaps and receive substantial funding, in addition to making important connections for future hiring when the student has graduated

Create your free account at CareersNOW! Employer and hire a student!

Need help creating an account? Send an email to [email protected]!

Access up to $5,000 + new resources for hiring people with disabilities

CareersNOW! has partnered with the Discover Ability Network — a recruitment resource for hiring qualified individuals with disabilities — in support of Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.
The following resources and funding is now available to Ontario industry employers.

  • Up to $1,500 cash bonus for hiring an individual with a disability.
  • $1000 training and retention allowance per hire if you hire 5 or more candidates.
  • Easy access to the Discover Ability Network for job postings and candidate matching with technical support provided.
  • Sharing of employer job postings with employment service providers across Ontario to connect with candidates from several labour pools.
  • Access to training on disability and employment topics including accommodations and disclosure and hiring and retaining talent with a disability.

Our Partners

Food Processing Skills Canada

Our Funders

This Employment Ontario initiative is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario

CareersNOW! is a project managed by Food and Beverage Ontario, providing access to Job Ready skills training, job fairs, mentorship series, resources, and rewarding jobs.

Sign up to learn more about the amazing opportunities available through CareersNOW!