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Hire a young person through Employment Service, Youth Job Connection or Youth Job Connection Summer – see how these programs can benefit you as an employer and learn more about new financial incentives for small businesses.

As an employer, you benefit from hiring a young person.

You can get:

  • $1,000-$2,000 through the Employing Young Talent Incentive, for hiring and retaining a young person (15 to 29 years old), if you are:
    -A small business with fewer than 100 employees, through Employment Service (new)
    -An employer of any size, through Youth Job Connection
  • Financial incentives for hiring a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through the Youth Job Connection Summer program
  • Additional financial help to offset training costs
  • An employee who is ready to work following a series of job-preparation workshops
  • Job coaches who provide ongoing support to you and your employee

You have to work with Employment Ontario to set the amount of money needed to hire and train someone through Youth Job Connection or Youth Job Connection Summer. It's based on the specific skill level of the person you want to hire and the amount of the on-the-job training you're offering.

Who qualifies

To hire 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

Who does not qualify

While municipal governments may qualify for supports, federal and provincial governments can't apply for Youth Job Connection or the summer component, Youth Job Connection Summer.

If you're already getting other government financial support for a particular position, you don't qualify.

For more information, or to apply for the EYTI program, please contact: eyti@tcet.com

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Region of Peel
Jobillico
Government of Saskatchewan
Employment Ontario
Service Canada
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Toronto Employment & Social Services