TORONTO—The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) has announced a new online career portal to connect employers in the sector with engineering talent.
The new portal, ENGpath, works two ways, providing engineers with access to employers looking to hire and employers with tools to access the engineering talent pool, stated a release. Engineering employers are invited to post job openings on ENGpath.
The OSPE has instituted three virtual projects as part of its talent resources efforts. Virtual Employment Events offer applicant screening and interviewing; the Virtual Interview Simulator gives applicants interview training for video interviewing; and Virtual Job Search Workshops.
The statement said OSPE has identified the need for engineering employers to take a greater role in workforce training to address the low participation of underrepresented groups in the sector, namely, Black, Indigenous and people of colour, people living with disabilities, youth, newcomers to Canada and women.
“Ontario’s engineers come in all genders and backgrounds, as well as from all regions of the province,” said OSPE president Mark Frayne. “Yet the historical misperception is that engineers are all basically white males living in Toronto. Support for these programs will allow us to attract the best people based on merit and connect with qualified individuals from all target groups.”