Employment Networks is your local provider of Employment Ontario Services and Programs for both Job Seekers and Employers
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231 Argyle St. S.
PO Box 91
THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE provides Ontarians with access to all the employment services and supports they need in one location, so they can find and keep a job, apply for training, and plan a career that’s right for them.
SECOND CAREER is a re-training program for laid-off individuals from lower-skilled jobs who require skills training to assist them to find employment in higher demand occupations in Ontario, returning individuals to employment by the most cost-effective path. The program eligibility and suitability are determined individually. This re-training program can cover up to 2 years of re-training, up to $28,000, and applications can include requests to cover costs such as limitations such as: lack of transportation, no license, only one vehicle per family, lack of Grade 12, limited work experience, etc., we can discuss options and provide you with suggestions in dealing with, or eliminating, these hurdles.
EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING SUPPORTS address temporary financial barriers that could keep low-income clients from accepting employment. Supports are up to $500 and can cover costs such as Work Clothing, Special Equipment for the job, Certification charges
APPRENTICESHIP SCHOLARSHIP provides $1,000 to support individuals who require high school upgrading to meet the academic eligibility to secure an apprenticeship in their chosen trade. This upgrading may take up to one year. An initial $500 payment when the individual is registered for upgrading, and a final $500 when trade employment is found and the individual is registered with MAESD as an apprentice.
YOUTH JOB LINK an employment program that will help youth, including students, who do not face significant barriers to employment access employment and career resources and information, including summer employment opportunities. Youth Job Link features individual supports and employer incentives to offset the cost of on-the-job training.
The service offers local employers the opportunity to connect with, and retain, the right employee, along with supporting financial placements and training incentives funded by Employment Ontario, based on specific employer needs.
JOB MATCH, PLACEMENT & INCENTIVE Employers may be eligible to receive financial incentives that support on-the-job training and work experience for assisted job seekers. Incentives do vary and are based on the skill level and length of training required for the individual participant.
APPRENTICESHIP SIGNING BONUS is available to employers who hire, register, and train an apprentice. Signing bonuses are awarded to the employer in 2 payments: an initial $1,000 when the Employment Networks client’s registered apprenticeship training agreement is signed/registered with the Ministry, and $1,000 after six months if the apprentice is still working and training with the same employer.
APPRENTICESHIP COMPLETION BONUS provides a $1,000 taxable bonus to employers for each apprentice who completes apprenticeship training while in their employment. Proof of completion is a Certificate of Apprenticeship and, where there is an exam for the trade, a Certificate of Qualification.
CANADA ONTARIO JOB GRANT, Ontario’s workforce is it’s most valuable asset. As the economic environment evolves, so do the skill needs of employers. Experience shows that employer involvement in training improves business performance. COJG provides opportunity for employers to invest in the skills of new hires and current employees.
Through this program, employers choose the training that meets their workforce needs and identify who they would like to have trained. Employment Networks will provide two-thirds of total eligible training costs, up to $10,000 per trainee, such as tuition,