Here are some of the questions we are asked most often:
This is very single purpose site. We don’t post jobs. We don’t provide information about the area. We just connect Skilled Professionals and Employers.
Many employers have already registered with the site and chosen the “skill types” they are interested in, like
 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers, or
 Mechanical engineers, or
 Tour and travel guides, or
 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
When you register and choose the same “skill type” that one or more employers did, the site instantly matches you, and
The employer’s email contains the information you put in about yourself. The employer may choose to contact you; perhaps to ask for a resume or to have a conversation. The information you put in about your qualifications and interests will help the employer decide whether to contact you.
The email you receive contains contact information (company, website, person’s name, email) that you can use to research and follow up with the employer to explore opportunities.
The process won’t work for everyone. In fact, we expect that relatively few profile matches will result in new job creation. We really hope that you are one of the few. The reality of the situation is that there has to be a strong alignment of your skills with the employer’s needs, and that is only going to happen once in a while. We believe that by facilitating a lot of matches, more of these rare opportunities will be found, but we know they’re still rare.
Every employer who has selected any of the skill types you have chosen, or selects the skill type in the future, will receive the information you have provided. The information will be sent only to registered employers, but what they do with it after that is not under our control.
You should think in terms of months rather than weeks. LiveGreyBruce.ca should be only one element of your journey to Grey Bruce. Stay in touch with friends and family in the region. Read the local newspapers on-line to stay current with businesses opening or expanding, and watch the job listings. Look through the business directories to find companies you want to work for and approach them directly. Think about what business you could start in the area. I know of one person who made a contact with a Grey County company in August 2011. When a suitable position was being contemplated in April 2012 (8 months later), the company knew that person wanted to move to the area, and contacted them about the opening to invite them to apply. They are now employed with that company.
LiveGreyBruce.ca is not a job board. There are links to job boards in the Links section. LiveGreyBruce.ca is intended to assist in connecting you with the hidden job market – jobs that are not posted and may not even exist yet.
The skill types you choose might not match any employers, especially in the early days when we have fewer employers registered. As each new employer is registered, the system checks its database for all skilled professionals that match the new employer’s chosen skill types, and send out the emails for the matches.
You can change your selections for skill types at any time. If you don’t get a match, you might consider entering other skill types that you are also qualified for.
Due to the geographic focus of the site, and the funding we received, the site is not permitted to accept employers from outside Grey-Bruce. However, if an employer from just outside the site’s catchment area knows they have an employee (or potential employee) whose spouse is looking, they could certainly point the spouse to the site.