The Human Resource is one way the St. John’s Board of Trade is helping you find the information you need to lead your business forward. Businesses in this province are facing severe labour market pressure as industries, the economy, and local demographics change. This resource provides tools for business members to staff and operate businesses effectively.


Human Resources Tools

Professional Development

Health and Safety Planning Tools

Other Resources for your company


Recruiting Resources

    A comprehensive job search and posting website as well as numerous links to immigration, youth and labour market information
  • CareerBeacon
    Provides paid advertising for nation-wide and career specific job postings
  • Service Canada
    Provides free job postings for employers, career matching services, human resources materials, information about government programs for employers, and employment standards and regulations
  • Manpower
    Provides permanent, temporary and temporary-to-permanent placement, employee assessment and selection; training; and consulting
  • Jump Creative Career Solutions
    Atlantic Canada-based recruitment firm
  • Advantage Personnel
    A Canadian-owned recruitment firm focused on specific industries
  • Newfoundland Personnel Inc.
    St. John’s-based recruitment firm
  • Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
    Professional and technical recruitment firm
  • Publisevich
    Worldwide Human Resources Specialists


International Recruiting Resources

For a complete list of local and international recruitment companies or consultants please visit our online business directory. The St. John’s Board of Trade does not endorse, nor is it responsible for accrediting any international recruitment companies.

Non-traditional Employee Recruiting Tools

Looking to hire?
The St. John’s Board of Trade has partnered with a number of community organizations in the development of our Labour Market Task Force, many of which have access to pools of underutilized workers. Some of these groups and organizations also provide programs and services to help your business integrate these employees including wage subsidies, training programs, and human resources services.

For more on these organizations and their potential programs, please contact the organizations below:

Human Resources Tools 

Several toolkits are available to help employers with human resources issues. These include checklists, regulations and appropriate procedures as well as helpful advice on the recruitment and retention of workers.

Select the toolkit that’s right for you and your business:



Continuing education after employment is pivotal to the growth and success of your employees and business. These are some resources for professional development options for you and your employees:


Health & Safety and Planning Tools

  • Pandemic Planning Guide
    Planning for a pandemic is essential. Being informed and knowing what to do will help minimize the impact on your business. Visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website for information about pandemic planning and business continuity.Other pandemic planning resources –
  • Occupational Health & Safety resources
    Find workplace health and safety information in Canada, with links to reliable resources from CCOHS and external providers. Conveniently access informative articles, databases, fact sheets, research reports, and more, free of charge.
  •  Business Resumption & Disaster Recovery Planning Guide
    Public Safety Canada provides a summary and general guidelines for business continuity planning (BCP).
  •  Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC)
    The WHSCC is an employer-funded no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and fair compensation to injured workers and their dependants.


Other Tools and Resources

Starting a business

Marketing strategy for businesses

Business plan template

What you can do to make your business inclusive? (PDF)

The Whole Package: Great HR practices for your business (PDF)

Labour market and demographic fact sheet (PDF)

A Helping Hand: Programs and Tools Available to Leverage Your Workforce 

  • Employer Tools
    Job Creation Partnerships, funding opportunities and other government programs to support employment initatives
    A guide to support small and medium-sized employers in the province in finding and keeping well-qualified, motivated workers they need to compete in the global market place
  • Labour Market Partnerships
    Provides funding to support employers, employer or employee associations, community groups and communities in developing and implementing labour market strategies
  • HR Toolkit
    Downloadable guides and templates to help find, keep and manage employees
  • Local Labour Market Information 
  • Better Business Bureau BBB
    is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior.
  • Community Business Development Corporations programs
    A network of autonomous, not-for-profit organizations that work with all levels of government and the private sector to meet the needs of small business. Includes training programs and business counseling.

The St. John’s Board of Trade’s website contains links to external websites. Such websites provide useful information, however, the Board does not control or necessarily endorse the views, opinions or recommendations provided by external links. The Board assumes no responsibility for content, accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of information provided by external links.