Hiring Incentives

Wondering if there is any help for hiring employees… well here you find incentives just for that! Check them out – we may be able to assist you.

Employer Incentive for Hiring Students

Hire a student! Today’s youth bring energy, technological savvy and a global perspective to our workplaces. If you are considering hiring a youth or student for the summer, or longer, there are also great financial incentives available!

Hiring Incentives for Employers

Take advantage of various tax incentives, funding options and programs available for businesses, not-for-profits and public sector organizations who hire students, young innovators and youth talent.

Job Matching, Placement & Incentive Services

Job Matching, Placement & Incentive Services is under the Employment Ontario programming, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

Your business may be entitled to a training incentive for NEW employees!

The needs and duration of his/her training period will determine the amount in which you are entitled. If you are interested, we register your business and provide ongoing support before, during and after the placement.

Also, if the new employee is hurt/injured during the placement contract, you may choose to file the claim under either your own coverage or under the Ministry’s WSIB coverage. If you file claims under the Ministry’s WSIB, the experience ratings and premiums for your own coverage will not be affected.

Eligibility requirements:

Potential clients must be unemployed (or under-employed), not in receipt of WSIB, not in school full time and at least 16 years of age. Also they cannot be a direct relative to the employer and/or supervisor.

Positions CAN be part-time and/or alternative education students as long as they are 16 or older.

It is our recommendation that clients participate in employment readiness workshops (i.e. Employer Expectations, Customer Service, WHMIS, etc.) and attend regular appointments with their Case Manager, prior to beginning a placement or job trial. This process can ensure that they are “job ready” and on the right path to becoming a great addition to your working team!

Allow us to help you find the right fit for your business!

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is working to build strong, prosperous northern communities and we are pleased to offer unique programs to help foster hope and opportunity across Northern Ontario. We’re ready to invest in you. Together we can build a brighter future for all northerners.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre – Youth Effect Program

The Youth Effect program aims to provide youth (18-29) with experiential learning and training with local businesses, and focuses on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Northwestern Ontario. Youth will be carefully selected and matched with a local business based on interest, skill, and need. They will work together over the course of 15 weeks (Mid- May to Mid-August exact dates tbd) on a clearly identified innovative project and achieving milestones.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre – Go Global Program

The goal of the Go Global program is to achieve substantial sales growth for the selected companies through hiring, training, mentoring and supporting a dedicated Business Development Representative position in each of the participating companies. The Innovation Centre will identify the needs of the participating businesses, help recruit the right candidate, and provide them with the necessary skills, support and mentorship. During the 15 month program, the Business Development Representative, the company and the team at the Innovation Centre will set sales targets, develop and implement sales and marketing strategies, monitor results, adjust strategies and achieve results.