Ontario Job Creation Partnership

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy. At the end of their participation, participants in the program will have recent work experience and additional skills to add to their résumés, increasing their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.

Who can apply?

Job seekers who are unemployed can apply to participate if they meet one of the following conditions:

  • They established a claim for Employment Insurance benefits or their Employment Insurance benefit period ended within the past three years.
  • They established a claim for Employment Insurance maternity or parental benefits and were paid benefits within the past five years, and are re-entering the labour force after having left it to care for newborn or newly adopted children.

For the purpose of determining whether an individual qualifies as a participant, the date the completed application is received by Employment Ontario is the date when he or she is considered to have requested assistance.

For more information: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employers/jobCreation.html

This Employment Ontario program is
funded in part by the Government of
Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Training & Funding Programs

There is funding available through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Univiersities, which is funded by Employment Ontario. Eligible job seekers must meet with one of our Employment Advisor's to discuss his/her needs and the best route to secure employment.

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Youth Job Connection Program

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Youth Job Connection: Summer

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The supports funding program can help to assist eligible individuals with work clothing, workbooks, safety gear etc.

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Employer Incentives

The Employer Incentive program is a wage subsidy encouraging employers to hire eligible individuals to assist them with long-term employment opportunities and with gaining new skills relevant to the market place.

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Skills Link

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Second Career.

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