Resources and Tips for Recruiting Bilingual Employees (Related to Feature 582)
1. Newspaper advertising - When recruiting for bilingual employees consider running your advertisement in both English and French newspapers. In addition to major newspapers, consider using a local newspaper. To locate French community newspapers outside of Quebec, you may consult the Association de la presse francophone (www.apf.ca - website in French only).
2. Internet advertising - Some job sites are available in both French and English. Remember to post the job offer in both languages on your own website.
Service Canada Job Bank (employers can post job openings) www.jobbank.gc.ca
Service Canada Training & Careers (a directory of job sites) www.jobsetc.ca
Health promotion e-bulletin in French www.leblocnotes.ca
Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario www.afo.franco.ca
Société Santé en français www.santefrancais.ca
Ontario Francophone Health Professional association, RIFSSSO www.cliquezsante.ca
Community information site in French Ontario www.francoservice.info
Centre francophone de Toronto www.centrefranco.org
French language portals for the GTA www.toronto-franco.com and
3. Networks - Other organizations may be able to assist you in your search for bilingual candidates because they have affiliations with French-speaking communities. To locate a community association near you, consider visiting the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (www.fcfa.ca - website in French only).
4. Translation and interpretation associations - Contact your local translation and interpretation association for recruitment possibilities. Some associations may post job offerings through a membership newsletter or bulletin. Visit the national website of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council to locate an association in your region (www.cttic.org).
5. Universities and colleges - Many Canadian universities and colleges offer a variety of certificate or degree programs in French. Further, some universities and colleges have cooperative education programs which may provide an interesting recruiting possibility. Most educational institutions offer career counselling services to their students and often offer some services to employers. Many also host career fairs where students have a chance to meet organizations and businesses.
The Directory of Canadian Universities (to locate a university as well as co-op programs across Canada) www.oraweb.aucc.ca
Association of Canadian Community Colleges (to locate a college or institute) www.accc.ca
Association des universités de la francophonie (to locate a Canadian French-language university outside of Quebec) www.aufc.ca - website in French only