|Canada-Ontario Job Grant|
|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 will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:
How to apply? The application form is available online here. Our team is prepared to assist you with the application, do not hesitate to contact an Employment Options center near you!Still have questions? Contact us directly or consult these Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website.
|The objective of the Second Career program is to provide laid-off, unemployed individuals with skills training to help them find employment in occupations with demonstrated labour market prospects in Ontario. The intention of the Second Career program is to return individuals to employment by the most cost effective path.The Second Career program has a $28 000 maximum for costs excluding disability needs, dependent care, living away from home allowance and all costs related to LBS training.
Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, dependent care, costs of living away from home and academic upgrading.
There are three distinct and incremental levels of assessment to determine participation in the Second Career program:
To be eligible, individuals must:
For the purposes of Second Career, “laid-off” individuals also includes those:
Your contribution to retraining will depend on your financial situation and the cost of training.
Eligible costs include:
Participants may be required to contribute towards the cost of training. Your actual contribution to retraining will be determined by the ministry. There are limits to the amount the ministry will provide for dependent care, accommodation and other factors, such as tuition. Staff at an Employment Options office can help.
Still have questions? Contact us directly or consult these Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website.
|Youth Job Connection|
|The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.Supports include:
Youth Job Connection consists of two components:
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|Youth Job Link|
|Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.Youth Job Link is integrated into the Employment Service (ES) Resource and Information component, but features expanded, youth-focused offerings.
Youth Job Link provides three categories of non-intensive employment services, each of which is available year-round. They are:
|Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills.Career Focus aims to:|
- increase the supply of highly qualified workers;
- facilitate the transition of highly-skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market;
- promote the benefits of advanced studies; and,
- demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy
The Program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.
|The Skills Link program is a component of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Through funding of organizations, the Skills Link program helps youth overcome barriers to employment, develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market and to promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation. These barriers include, but are not limited to, challenges faced by recent immigrant youth, youth with disabilities, single parent youth, youth who have not completed high school, Indigenous youth, and youth living in rural or remote areas.|