Government Programs for Employers
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
To learn more and for application dates check out their website https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-summer-job/before-apply.html
Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.
The Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and:
- Provides up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
- Requires employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There is additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
- Requires training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.
If you're an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis: https://www.eoss.tcu.gov.on.ca/COJG_Online/home.htm?lang=en
Are you looking for new employees to help grow your business?
Ontario's Youth Job Connection program can help.
Under this program:
- Employers can get financial incentives to hire and offset training costs
- Youth come to the job ready for the workplace with at least 60 hours spent at job preparation workshops
- Counsellors provide ongoing support to employers and employees
The employment service providers delivering the Youth Job Connection in Durham Region are:
- VPI Inc (905) 683-3529 in Ajax and Oshawa (905) 571-3301
- YMCA Durham Employment Services in Pickering (905) 427-7670 and Whitby (905) 668-0044
- John Howard Society in Whitby (905) 579-8482
- Centre d'emploi francophone de Durham (905) 436-6989 in Oshawa
- Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (905) 579-1821 in Oshawa
- Durham College Community Employment Services (905) 697-4472 in Bowmanville
These pilots test different ways of working with employers to provide short-term, flexible training targeted at workplace needs:
- The Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Customized Training pilot will assist in the development and delivery of firm-specific training solutions that meet employers’ workforce development needs, where no such training exists.
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant: UpSkill pilot will support employers in participating sectors meet their workforce development needs by providing employees with short-term technical and essential skills training aligned with the shared needs of the sector. These pilots are based on research and evidence from successful workforce training programs. We know that:
- Greater employer participation in workforce training benefits businesses, employers and jobseekers
- Partnerships between employers and training providers have been proven to produce a more efficient, effective and resilient workforce.
The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC) is a refundable tax credit for corporations and unincorporated businesses employing apprentices in certain skilled trades during the first 48 months of an apprenticeship program. Click the above heading for more information.
Second Career provides laid-off workers with skills training to help them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario, it also offers financial support. Second Career is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so you may be asked to contribute what you can to your training or education.Second Career provides up to $28,000 for tuition, books, other instruction costs such as manuals or workbooks, transportation and a basic living allowance.
The Federal government Work-Sharing Program can help employers avert temporary layoffs by providing income support to workers who are willing to work a temporarily reduced work week. Click the above heading for more information.
Employment Insurance (EI) provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed Canadians who have lost their job through no fault of their own, while they look for work or upgrade their skills.
The Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) compensates eligible workers for unpaid wages, vacation, severance and termination pay they are owed when their employer declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to a receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
The Durham Workforce Authority identifies key training and employment issues in the Durham Region through consultation with various stakeholders in the community. They then work to address those issues, usually in partnership with industry and education.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities provides labour market information to help individuals and businesses make informed decisions about careers, education, employment, and business plans.