Who We Are

HIEC is an innovative not-for-profit social enterprise focusing on partnership, mentorship and workforce development. For almost 30 years, we’ve been working to building better connections between educators, employers and students for our future workforce

What We Do

We deliver an interactive and informative Career Awareness Program, facilitate meaningful experiential learning opportunities, host inspiring community events, and manage multiple online communities with a focus on workforce development.

Why We Do It

We believe that students will be more successful if they are empowered to make informed and inspired career choices, connected with opportunities for experiential learning, and supported in managing their transition from
school to career.

Featured Programs & Events

Career Awareness Program

HIEC’s flagship program is designed to help students discover their own career path and prepare for their transition into high school.


ApprenticeSearch.com is a free online service connecting employers and job seekers in the skilled trades.


EmployerRegistry.ca makes it easy for businesses across Ontario to offer experiential learning opportunities to students.

Men As Career Coaches

Men as Career Coaches is an annual event connecting young men with male career coaches and mentors from a variety of industries and careers.

Women As Career Coaches

Women as Career Coaches is an opportunity for young women and adult career coaches to come together for open conversations about occupational pathways and career planning.

Breakfast With The Mayors

This community event connects industry, education, and community partners to enhance career education and inspire the future workforce.