Many job seekers and/or employers may be eligible for financial incentives to offset some of the costs of providing on-the-job training and work experience.
Please contact one of our local Employment Service Providers or see our Services Pages for for more information.
Subsidies and Hiring Incentives
CME-SMART - The SMART Prosperity Now funding is to provide financial support to Southern Ontario manufacturers who will invest in product and process improvements that develop and / or expand export opportunities and global competitiveness.
Enhanced Job Placement - Free hiring and placement support as well as access to financial, training, & WSIB supports, if needed, for employers who hire individuals that are receiving OntarioWorks.
Export Development Canada (EDC) - Offers a range of trade finance and risk management services to Canadian exporters, including help with financing.
Export Market Access - Your company may qualify for a contribution covering up to 50% of eligible costs incurred to develop export sales.
Opportunities Fund Wage Subsidy Program - Designed to support any unemployed Canadian who self identifies as having a disability or impairment to becoming employed or re-employed.
WSIB Comprehensive benefits, services and programs - Small businesses enjoy a number of leading edge services and programs and comprehensive benefits for their workers.
Assistance with Hiring Students
Canada Summer Jobs - This Initiative provides career-related work experience to students through the provision of wage subsidies to public, private and not-for-profit employers to create summer employment opportunities for students from 15 to 30 years of age (inclusively).
Employer Hiring Incentive -A $2-per-hour hiring incentive for employers who hire a student during the summer. Apply to an Employment Ontario office (offering summer jobs service) in your community.
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) - OCE works directly with researchers in Ontario’s colleges, universities and research hospitals to identify innovations with commercial potential and pairs those researchers and ideas with partners in industry who can provide resources to drive commercialization and, ultimately, income-generating sales.
Youth Employment Program - Government of Canada's commitment to help young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) obtain career information, develop skills, find good jobs and stay employed. Financial assistance for small and medium enterprises with 500 employees of less who want to hire science/technology/business/ liberal arts graduates.
Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus - Employers are eligible for a $1000 Bonus for each apprentice they hire and train and completes his or her apprenticeship training and has received a Certificate of Apprenticeship and where, applicable, a Certificate of Qualification. This is a taxable cash grant.
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) - Employer can apply for this on their taxes based on the first 48 months of the apprenticeship wages. Has a potential of $10,000.00 / year for the first 4 years.
Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit - Employers can apply for this on their taxes based on the first 48 months of the apprenticeship wages. Has a potential of $10,000.00 / year for the first 4 years
Co-operative Education Tax Credit - To help create employment opportunities by providing employers with a refundable tax credit for hiring post-secondary education students.
Profit From Apprenticeships - Pdf file outlining the various apprenticeship programs available , plus contact information for Employment Agencies who can give in-person information on accessing these programs. Aug 2012
Employer Signing Bonus - Employer hires eligible employee, Employer receives first installment after apprentice is registered with MTCU and the other installment 6 months later ($1000.00 each)
Hiring An Apprentice For Your Workplace - Assisting employers who want to introduce an apprenticeship program into their workplace. It provides information on the supports available to you as well as the commitment you need to make to potential apprentices.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) Employer Information - Companies like yours are often faced with a shortage of skilled trades persons. Training a student in an apprenticeable occupation opens the door to a better future for our youth and helps maintain a skilled work force in Ontario.
The Apprenticeship Network - is a group of like-minded individuals and groups working collaboratively to promote apprenticeship as a first-choice option and to provide apprenticeship information to employers, Youth, and Job seekers in the Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford county region.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum - is an inclusive national body that brings together all players in apprenticeship training.
Temporary Foreign Workers Program - (TFWP) enables employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis to fill immediate skills and labour shortages, when Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available to do the job.
Job Creation Programs - Eastern and Southwestern Ontario - Find out if your business qualifies for the new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.
Rural Economic Development (RED) program - Assists with the costs of projects that benefit rural Ontario. Grants to business projects to develop economies through the creation of long term jobs, alliances, skill training, new technology and innovation.
Skills Link-Individual Work Experience Program - Designed to support unemployed under the age of 30 with limited work experience related to their employment goal and who are experiencing difficulty making the transition from school to work.
The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers - will help unemployed older workers increase their ability to find and keep a job while the local economy changes.