TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE SERVICES, FINANCIAL INCENTIVES, CUSTOMIZED TRAINING SUPPORTS, FUNDING, AND SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS TO HELP RECRUIT, HIRE AND TRAIN EMPLOYEES FOR YOUR BUSINESS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT OR PUBLIC-SECTOR ORGANIZATION.
FREE EMPLOYER SERVICES
- Aid in determining staffing needs
- Assessment of recruitment methods
- Custom-tailored applicant screening tools
- Job postings to reach all available candidates
- Space provided for job fairs and onsite interviewing
- New hire initial training and employment support
- Access to training for current staff or new employees
- Access to clients with various skills and experience
JOB MATCHING, PLACEMENT AND INCENTIVES
Sault Community Career Centre can provide financial incentives to qualifying employers to provide on-the-job training, including apprenticeship training, work experience opportunities and employability and skill level assessments for participants in job trial placements.
We can monitor and support each placement to facilitate their success and provide mentoring and coaching support during and after the employment placement.
CANADA-ONTARIO JOB GRANT
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. It provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia 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. Important to know:
- Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
- The training has to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.
- Until March 31, 2018, COJG rules require 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.
- Starting April 1, 2018, the government will improve COJG support for small businesses with less than 100 employees by decreasing their contribution requirement to 1/6 of training costs, and by removing their in-kind contribution requirement. Employers with 100 or more employees will be able to access COJG support with a contribution requirement of 1/2 of the training costs.
- For employer groups who want to apply for training supports the government offers a COJG Consortium Stream. The Consortium Stream allows a group of employers (more than 2 employers) to pool their resources to support common training objectives and goals. To apply as a consortium, the intermediary organization needs to ensure all the participating employers and trainees meet COJG requirements and are able to make their required contribution towards the training cost.
- After April 1, the intermediary organization will be paid 15% of the approved COJG ministry contribution to cover the administrative cost related to the completion of the consortium application.
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. Contact us today to learn more.
GRADUATED APPRENTICESHIP GRANT FOR EMPLOYERS (GAGE)
With GAGE, employers can receive up to $16,700 to train apprentices in over 100 eligible trades, and a bonus if your apprentice is from an underrepresented group.
We can assist employers in identifying and assessing candidates for apprenticeships and help employers navigate the educational and regulatory requirements that apply to apprenticeships across all industries. In addition, we offer informed support in accessing apprenticeship bonuses.
EMPLOYING YOUNG TALENT INCENTIVE (EYTI)
Ontario’s new Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) is being offered to small businesses (fewer than 100 employees) who hire and retain youth 15 to 29 years old through Employment Service.
How it works:
As an employer, you benefit from hiring a young person. Through the Employing Young Talent Incentive, you will receive incentives of $1,000 to $2,000 as follows:
For Employment Service (ES)-assisted youth clients matched with a small business (less than 100 employees) between January 1, 2018, and March 31, 2018, the employer will receive a $1,000 retention payment at three months followed by a $1,000 retention payment at six months.
For ES-assisted youth clients matched with a small business after April 1, 2018, the employer will receive $1,000 upon hiring, followed by an additional $1,000 retention payment at six months in the job.
To be eligible to receive the EYTI benefit for hiring a young person, you must:
- prove you are licensed to operate in Ontario
- comply with workplace, human rights and labour legislation
- have workplace safety and liability insurance
- offer job opportunities taking place in Ontario