Employment Placement and Training Incentive
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Employment Placement/Training Incentive

Team of office employees Employment Placement / Training Incentive is a temporary financial incentive offered to encourage employers to hire targeted individuals into long-term employment by providing them with direct work experience and training, including apprenticeship.

What can it do for you as a job seeker?

  • Using the incentive program might give you the competitive edge when applying for job opportunities;
  • Offering an initial cost savings to potential employers may move you to the top of the resume pile; and 
  • Connect you with full-time permanent employment and new work experiences ~ see Job Seekers to learn more.

What can it do for employers?

  • Provide the opportunity to add to workforce, while defraying costs associated with initial job orientation and training;
  • Can be used on both hourly and salaried positions; and
  • Connect you with highly motivated and experienced workers ~ see Employers for more information.

Main Criteria for Eligibility

  1. The job must be permanent full-time or part-time work of 20 or more hours per week.
  2. The employers must offer on-the-job training and work experience.
  3. Eligible participants must be unemployed individuals and need on-the-job training.

Apprenticeship Signing Bonus

  • Available for our clients who begin an apprenticeship; and
  • Employers receive $1,000 at apprenticeship sign-up and an additional $1,000 at six months, if still employed.

Employing Young Talent Incentive

  • Employers may be eligible for $1000 retention payment upon hiring an individual between the ages of 15 to 29 years of age.
  • An additional retention payment of $1000 may be made if still employed after 6 months and working a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • To qualify for this benefit, the employer must have fewer than 100 employees at the point the individual starts works.

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This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.


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