New Product Development
Online Courses and Certificates
Ontario Tech University
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST)
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians.
Employment Insurance Work-sharing Program
Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while their employer recovers.
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)
The program provides wage subsidies to employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.
Discover Ability Network (OCC)
Discover Ability is a free online portal and resource that connects Ontario businesses directly to people with disabilities. The online portal connects employers directly with persons with disabilities seeking employment, includes a 6-step guide acts as a great resource for employers, and provides answers to any questions employers may have when hiring—and retaining—employees with disabilities.
Employment Ontario – Employment Services Network
Information about training programs, wage incentives and other recruitment support is provided at the Employment Ontario Network website. These organizations facilitate apprenticeships by providing signing and completion incentives.
Canada Ontario Jobs Grant
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant will fund, 5/6 of a worker’s eligible training costs, to a maximum of $10,000/per employee for employers with less than 100 employees. For larger employers with 100 or more employees, funding is set at 50% up to $10k per trainee.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP)
School-to-work transition program available to students in Grades 11 and 12. Students earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades. Screening and hiring at no cost to employer.
Student Work Placement Program
The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study. Employers can receive:
Temporary Foreign Worker Program/Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
For employers who have been unable to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents for job openings, the TFWP makes it possible to hire workers from abroad. Employers might also find a qualified foreign worker already in Canada, such as a foreign worker who is about to complete a job contract with another employer or a foreign national holding an open work permit that allows the employee to work for any employer in Canada.
WIL Digital Subsidy
ICTC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students in ICT.
The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) and Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA) offers a program to help close the skilled trades gap in the Machine, Tool, Die & Mould (MTDM) sector, in support of the auto manufacturing industry.
Leadership Accord on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Public commitment by Canadian employers, educators, unions, associations and governments to promote workforce diversity within their organisations
NEADS – Funding to Accommodate Employees with Disabilities
List of links to information on federal and provincial funds designed to help prepare individuals with disabilities for the workforce