Funding for specific talent pools

Broadening your search for talent….

Indigenous People

Canadian Housing and Mortgage Commission, Housing Internship for First Nation and Inuit Youth  An employer with a housing could have their mandatory employee expenses covered by Canadian Mortgage and Housing Commission (CMHC). The Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Intuit Youth is intended to provide First Nation and Inuit Youth with the opportunity to begin their career in the housing construction field.

Government of Ontario Grant, Summer Experience Program (SEP)  Employers can hire an eligible Ontario student for approximately one month of paid work experience. Students must be employed full time for a minimum employment contract length of 217.5 hours or 30 days at 7.25 hours per day. Eligible applicants include: not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and First Nations communities within the: voluntarism, citizenship women, seniors, tourism, culture, sport, and recreation sectors.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit. Employment and Learning Resources Centre The Employment and Learning Centre responds to labour market demands and creates partnerships with public and private sectors to train and hire Inuit in the Ontario region. Services for employers include access to financial incentives to hire Inuit candidates, an employer network providing access to a list of job seekers and free job-posting services. (613) 565-5885 info@tungasuvvingatinuit.ca

Youth

Agilec Employing Young Talent Incentive If you are a company or organization with under 100 employees, you may be eligible to receive $1000 just by hiring a new staff member between the ages of 15 and 29! Once that same staff member has been employed with you for 6 months you will receive another $1000. 613-688-1072 Ottawa@agilec.ca

Eco Canada, Hire a Young Professional  For employers who are involved in the environmental sector, ECO Canada can provide up to 50% of a Co-op student’s pay. Eligible employers must be able to provide a work placement that is a minimum of 30 hours per week and is 12-16 weeks in duration for youth under 30. 1-800-890-1924  internship@eco.ca

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Science Horizons Youth Internship Program Science Horizons supports green jobs for youth by providing wage subsidies of up to $15,000.00 to eligible employers to hire interns in environmental and clean technology sectors. Interns must be recent college or university graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

Employment and Social Development Canada Career Focus – Local and Regional Projects. 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.

FedNor, Youth Internship If you are an employer in Northern Ontario who is either a not-for-profit organization or a small to medium sized enterprise, you could receive funding to hire a full-time youth intern. Not-for-profit organizations can have up to 90% ($31,500 per year) subsidized for a regular 12-month youth internship. Small and medium-sized enterprises can have 50% ($31,500) subsidized.

Heritage Canada, Young Canada Works Employers can receive support through wage subsidies or internships to hire a young person for a summer internship in Heritage organizations and/or in both official languages.

Heritage Canada, Youth Take Charge Provides funding for youth-led project related activities to non-profit organizations who collaborate on youth-led projects in the following areas: Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement and Youth Service, Economic Activities and, History and Heritage.
1-866-811-0055 PCH.lesjeunessengagent-youthtakecharge.PCH@canada.ca

Jobs First, Operation Come Home  Jobs First, 18 week program is federally funded by ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada) and offers youth employment and social support, as well as hands-on job training. Employers who choose to partner with the program will benefit by having the opportunity to hire trained, skilled workers who are hardworking, ambitious, and motivated. 613-230-4663 x230 Leah Ebbs leah@operationcomehome.ca , Ryan Doucette, 613-230-4663 x258 ryan@operationcomehome.ca

Ministry of Research and Innovation and Science, Ontario’s Youth Business Acceleration Program This funding package is available for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-29) who are interested in developing a technology company. Eligible applicants may be able to get up to $15,000 in funding to hire a young business professional to help in the company’s development. 1-866-668-4249

MTCU, Youth Job Connect  Employers can benefit from hiring a young person with up to $1,000 to $2,000 through the Employing Young Talent Incentive, for hiring and retaining a young person (15 to 29 years old), There are also financial incentives for hiring a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through the Youth Job Connection Summer program.  You may receive additional financial help to offset training costs.  1-800-387-5656 contactEO@ontario.ca

National Research Council of Canada, Youth Employment Programs The Canadian Government is provides financial assistance to young Canadians (15 – 30) to get employed and develop skills towards a good career. As a part of this commitment National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program, is able to provide financial assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises to hire a recent graduate of a post-secondary institution or a youth. 1-877-994-4727

National Research Council of Canada, Youth Employment Programs You could receive a financial contribution towards the salary of a post-secondary graduate to help you research, develop and commercialize new technologies, or to hire a youth to work on a green project. Candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 30.  1-877-994-4727

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, Youth Employment Fund  Pinecrest-Queensway has developed a program that can provide employers with supports to hire a youth for a 4-6 month paid placement. PQ can help you as an employer with access to up to $7800 in hiring and training incentives and support for retaining employees. 613-820-4922

Youth Workforce Initiative (YWI), Operation Come home  The Youth Workforce Initiative is a 15 week program which supports individuals in finding and maintaining employment. The first 3 weeks consists of participants attending pre-employment workshops and the goal is to help them securing employment by the 4th week of the program. Eligible employers may receive financial incentives if they hire candidates of the program. 613-230-4663 x230 Leah Ebbs leah@operationcomehome.ca , Ryan Doucette, 613-230-4663 x258 ryan@operationcomehome.ca

Students

Algonquin College Co-op Students participating in Cooperative Education bring with them the latest industry skills, enthusiasm and an eagerness to contribute to your team!  In addition to this, by hiring an Algonquin College Co-op student you may qualify for an Ontario tax credit worth up to $3,000 per student, each term. 613-727-4723 Ext 7623 coop@algonquincollege.com

Canada Revenue Agency, Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit  A non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006; maximum credit is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice.

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace, The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program Employers who are involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and business, can hire a student under the wage-subsidized work-integrated learning program. CCAA can subsidize up to 50 % (to a maximum of $5 000) of the costs associated with hiring a student. Employers who hire a student from an underrepresented group, or a first-year student, may be eligible for additional wage subsidies of up to 70% (to a maximum of $7 000).

Carleton University, Accessible Experiential Learning Project (CUAEL) With a goal to place 300 students with disabilities into meaningful, hands-on quality employment opportunities during their degree at Carleton University. The CUAEL project connects employers to variety of talented students, from across disciplines, who will work full-time or part-time three month placements. All placements will have wages subsidized. Full-time positions are partially subsidized, part-time positions will be fully subsidized.  613-520-2600 x5098 CUAEL@cunet.carleton.ca

Eco Canada, Wage Subsidy to hire Environmental Students For employers who are involved in the environmental sector, ECO Canada can provide up to 50% of a Co-op student’s pay. Eligible employers must be able to provide a work placement that is a minimum of 30 hours per week and is 12-16 weeks in duration. 1-800-890-1924 swilp@eco.ca

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Science Horizons Youth Internship Program Science Horizons supports green jobs for youth by providing wage subsidies of up to $15,000.00 to eligible employers to hire interns in environmental and clean technology sectors. Interns must be recent college or university graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

Grants Ontario, Summer Experience Program (SEP) Grants Ontario program provides not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal/First Nations communities with funding to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students. A handy list of sectors that can receive funding is provided. You may be eligible for a grant of up to $3,658.00 per position.

Information Technological Association of Canada (ITAC), Career Connect Program Provides a wage subsidy to employers hiring new and recent post-secondary graduates for full-time ICT positions (Information, Communication and Technology). 613-237-8551 info@ictc-ctic.ca

Mining Industry Human Resource Council, MiHR’s Green Jobs Program Employers who are engaged with Canada’s mining sector can provide a post-secondary graduate with a meaningful internship. The internship will focus developing environmental protections, or positive environmental outcomes. Experienced staff will act in a mentor/coach role for the intern during their full-time 6-12 month long internship. MiHR is able to provide up to 50% of the wages paid by employers (to a maximum of $12000) and has funding for 120 internships across Canada.

Mitacs, Career Connect Mitacs Career Connect is a wage subsidy program that supports six-month placements for organizations interested in hiring recent post-secondary graduates for green jobs in science, technology, engineering or math fields, for a six-month placement valued at $20,000 to $25,000, subsidized by Mitacs at up to 50%.

MTCU, Youth Job Connect  Employers can benefit from hiring a young person with up to $1,000 to $2,000 through the Employing Young Talent Incentive, for hiring and retaining a young person (15 to 29 years old), There are also financial incentives for hiring a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through the Youth Job Connection Summer program.  You may receive additional financial help to offset training costs. 1-800-387-5656 contactEO@ontario.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Ontario, Experience Awards This award helps organizations tackle a specific R&D problem in the natural sciences and engineering field. The award allows the lab to hire an undergraduate researcher for a period of at least four weeks. The host organization is paid directly at the outset of the project (a maximum of $4500 for a 16-week project) and will have to supplement the project by at least 25%.  schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

Ontario Centre for Excellence, TalentEdge Internship The TalentEdge Internship Program can provide employers with funding to hire a post-secondary student, or a recent Master’s graduate (graduate within the last three years). Employers must take on an industry-driven research and development project lasting four months. The value of the internship is $20,000 where half of the value is provided by the Ontario Centre for Excellence and the other half is provided by the company via cash and in-kind contributions. 1-866-759-6014

Ontario Ministry of Finance, Co-operative Education Tax Credit The tax credit is based on salaries and wages paid to a student in a co-operative education work placement. Corporations can claim 25 per cent of eligible expenditures (30 per cent for small businesses). The maximum credit for each work placement is $3,000. Most work placements are for a minimum employment period of 10 weeks up to a maximum of four months.

Service Canada, Canada Summer Jobs Service Canada program provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for students between the ages of 15 and 30; could help you cover 50% of their wages.

University of Ottawa, Student Work Integrated Learning Program New CO-OP funding opportunities have been announced. Available funding: $5,000 to $7,000 per CO-OP student, 50% of salary up to $5,000 for all students, 70% of salary up to $7,000 for first-year students and under-represented groups. Employers based in Ontario and Quebec can also qualify for a tax credit of up to $3,000 as part of the Co-operative Education Tax Credit. 613-562-5741 coop@uOttawa.ca

Persons with a Disability

Carleton University, Accessible Experiential Learning Project (CUAEL) With a goal to place 300 students with disabilities into meaningful, hands-on quality employment opportunities during their degree at Carleton University. The CUAEL project connects employers to variety of talented students, from across disciplines, who will work full-time or part-time three month placements. All placements will have wages subsidized. Full-time positions are partially subsidized, part-time positions will be fully subsidized.  CUAEL@cunet.carleton.ca

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