Please select a link from the list below or scroll down the page to learn more.
- Electricity Sector Council Wage Subsidy
- Ontario Works
- Employment Ontario Service Providers
- The Precarn Industrial T-GAP
- Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
- Grants, Subsidies and Contributions - Employers
- Youth Opportunities Ontario - Summer Jobs Service
- Youth Opportunities Ontario
- Collaborative Research Internships Program
Electricity Sector Council Wage Subsidy
$10,000 Wage Subsidy; New Funding Available April 1st The Electricity Sector Council is offering energy related companies a subsidy of up to $10,000 for each new technician, technologist and engineer you hire. To qualify for the subsidy, host companies/employers must:
- Be an energy related business - PLEASE NOTE that there is no limit to the number of employees a company may have
- Guarantee a minimum of 30 hours of work per week in a full-time position
- Provide $2 in wages for every $1 of wage subsidy received (a maximum of $10,000.00 per candidate available)
- Must have nepotism policy in place
- Develop a formal learning plan (personalized action plan, between an employer and a participant, designed to help set and meet work-related learning objectives)
- Have completed the wage subsidy application and have the employer wage subsidy contract in place before the candidate starts work
For a participant hire to qualify they must:
- Have graduated as a technician, technologist or engineer (they do not have to be recent graduates)
- Be between the ages of 15 and 30
- Be a new hire (not an existing employee)
- Be a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status
For further information or to download application forms on the Career Focus Program, visit the Electricity Sector Council. This program is supported by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.
Are you looking to hire now or in the near future? If so, please consider the Ontario Works program to assist you with your hiring needs. The City of Windsor's Social Support Services and project partners, the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, are very excited to offer the Ontario Works program to our region. The purpose of the partnership is to provide training and employment opportunities for participants of Ontario Works while providing training incentives to participating employers. Individuals who are in the Ontario Works program have a wide range of experience and education, and could be the perfect fit for your company. Whether you are looking to hire entry level staff, skilled trades or engineers we can find the candidates that are right for you. Your support of the Ontario Works Program will benefit the economic growth of the community.
How Ontario Works Can Help With Hiring
Work with employers to bring together qualified candidates and employment opportunities. Our services, at no cost to employers, include:
- Access to a large group of candidates with a wide range of skills and experience
- Free pre-screening services, and
- Ongoing human resources support and recruitment services
Hiring With Financial Incentives
Employment and Social Services works with a variety of organizations to introduce employers to qualified job seekers who are receiving Ontario Works benefits. Potential employees are screened for suitability and their skills are matched according to the requirements of the position. If you hire someone who is receiving Ontario Works benefits, you may be able to access incentives. These incentives may include:
|Funds for Supervision and/or Training Costs|
|Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) / Accident Insurance Coverage|
|Role of Social Support Services|
|Guidelines for Employers|
Employers providing placements must:
To find out more about how Ontario Works can help with your hiring needs please contact 311 at the City of Windsor OR
Manager of Employment & Training Initiatives
519-255-5200 ext. 5250
Community Programs Supervisor
519-255-5200 ext. 5361
If you are a resident looking for information about applying for Ontario Works, please visit the City of Windsor Social Support Services.
Employment Ontario Service Provider
1410 Ouellette Ave.
New Canadians Centre of Excellence (NCCE)
St. Clair College
Unemployed Help Centre
6955 Cantelon Dr.
City of Windsor
Employment & Training Services
400 City Hall Square East, Suite 411
St. Clair College
400 Sandwich St.
Unemployed Help Centre
Belle River Location
612 Notre Dame
(Invest Lab Career Counselling)
215 Talbot St. E.
New Canadians Centre of Excellence
24 Oak St. #7 & 8
The Precarn Industrial T-GAP
New Fund Available for Getting to Market Faster! There is a recognized chasm in the commercialization of technologies especially in very small companies. It is the black hole on the 'research to reality' road where innovative and viable technologies get lost. Because the development step often lies outside the domain of traditional investment sources, many valuable technologies and ideas are needlessly shelved. In an effort to address this situation, Precarn has allocated $4 Million in funds to advance technologies that show commercial promise. The Technology-Gap Assistance Program (T-GAP) is the conduit through which the funds are awarded. The T-GAP program has the following characteristics:
- A focus on small (2-50 person) companies and start-up companies;
- Maximum funding is up to $100,000;
- Maximum Precarn support is 40% of total project costs;
- Project duration of nine months or less;
- 50% of Precarn's contribution will be paid at midterm of the project and the remaining 50% will be paid upon project completion and receipt of the final report.
Full details can be found on Precarn's website.
Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
- The program reimburses corporations and unincorporated businesses 25% of eligible expenditures paid or payable after May 18, 2004 and before January 1, 2011 to qualifying apprentices during the first 36 months of the apprenticeship.
- The maximum tax credit for apprenticeships is $5000 per year.
- For corporations and unincorporated businesses having total salaries in the previous taxation year of less than $400,000, the rate of the tax credit is increase to 30%.
For more information you can visit the Ministry of Revenue website.
Grants, Contributions and Financial Assistance - Employers
This Info-Guide provides an overview of grants, subsidies and contributions potentially available for employers in Ontario, including programs offered or supported by the governments of Canada and Ontario. For further information please visit the Grants, Contributions and Financial Assistance website.
Youth Opportunities Ontario - Summer Job Service
Employers (including farm businesses and community organizations) may receive $2.00/hour wage subsidies as a special incentive to hire students for jobs that can last up to 16 weeks beginning in April and ending by September 30. For further information please visit the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities website.
Youth Opportunities Ontario
Youth Opportunities Ontario has several program components, which can help employers hire and train youths: Youth Opportunities Ontario - Job Connect: For employers who operate a business in Ontario, who are looking to hire staff, are ready to provide on-the-job-training, and/or who are seeking people who are willing and ready to work, Job Connect may reduce the costs associated with training a new employee. Youth Opportunities Ontario - Youth Apprenticeship Program: Employers expanding their workforce in skilled trades, and able to provide structured training and supervision, can be matched with pre-qualified apprenticeship candidates. Participating students must be at least 16 years old and entering Grade 11. For further information, please visit Youth Opportunities Ontario.
Collaborative Research Internships Program
This program provides financial assistance to innovative Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) towards the employment of post-secondary graduates whose skills will help develop the company's technology. For further information, please visit NRC Science Collaborative Research Internships. The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario offer a number of programs to assist the hiring of students for summer jobs. Such programs usually open in the spring and run until fall. You should confirm the deadlines and application criteria with the program sponsor well in advance of your projected hiring dates.