Cornwall ON – We are excited to invite you to the Cornwall and SDG Employer Seminar – Recruitment and Retention.

Date: Tuesday, May 28th

Time: 7:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Ramada Inn, 805 Brookdale Ave, Cornwall

Hot Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

The seminar will cover essential topics crucial to enhancing your workforce recruitment and retention strategies in 2024, including:

  • Competitive Hiring and Retention Practices in 2024
  • Capturing The Potential Of The New Canadian Workforce
  • Employer-Led Workforce Housing And Accommodation
  • Growing And Harvesting Local Talent

“Cornwall Economic Development is pleased to be working with the Social Development Council and many local employment partners to bring this event together,” said Bob Peters, Manager of Economic Development. “The agenda is jam-packed with topic experts, and we know attendees will walk away informed and inspired to try new strategies in their workplace.”

Each session will feature experienced guest speakers and Q&A sessions, allowing you to engage directly with local experts and fellow employers on matters relevant to your concerns.Attendees will walk away with valuable insights and practical strategies to strengthen their workforce and navigate the evolving landscape of employment. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to network with other local employers and gain actionable knowledge to drive your organization forward.

“Over the last number of years, we’ve seen a shift in the labour market, whereby employers are having difficulty recruiting and retaining staff”, said Mayor Justin Towndale. “This event will provide an opportunity to learn from employers who have implemented new and innovative strategies to address labour challenges in our region, and beyond.”

Registration is available at for a nominal fee of $20. If registration cost is a barrier to attending, please contact us so we can help accommodate.

This event is presented by the City of Cornwall Economic Development and delivered by the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area. This event is made possible with funding from the Rural Economic Development Program managed by OMAFRA and partnership support from ACCFutures, Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, Cornwall SDG Business Enterprise Centre, Cornwall Tourism, Eastern Ontario Training Board, Glengarry Interagency Group, Immigration Cornwall, Job Zone d’emploi, Manufacturing Consortium Manager, Ministry of Economic Development Job Creation and Trade, Newcomer Employment Welcome Services, Local Immigration Partnership, St. Lawrence College, The United Counties of SDG and WCG – Employment Ontario.

We look forward to welcoming you at the seminar and working together to build a thriving workforce in Cornwall and SDG.

For more information contact Carilyne Hébert at or 613-930-0211 or Kat Rendek at or 613 930-2787 x2322.