Employment Services

Employment Services

The Employment Services (ES) of Employment Ontario is designed to provide assistance to clients who are seeking employment. ES provides employment services and supports to a wide range of individuals, including youth who may be facing some barriers.

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Youth Job Connection

Youth Job Connection

The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities. Supports include paid pre-employment training to promote job readiness, job matching and paid job placements (with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers), mentorship services, and education and work transitions supports. The overall goal of the program is for participants to achieve long-term, meaningful careers upon completion of the program.

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Youth Job Connection (Summer)

Youth Job Connection (Summer)

Youth Job Connection Summer (YJCS) is designed to help young people between the ages of fifteen (15) to eighteen (18) who face challenging life situations. This program provides them with the pre-employment training and work opportunities that will help them make informed career and educational decisions as they move forward with their employment goals.

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Summer Work Experience (ISETS)

Summer Work Experience (ISETS)

The Summer Work Experience program is funded through ISETS and is designed to provide career-related, summer employment for secondary and post-secondary students, by providing wage subsidies to employers. Hire the workers you need while giving a student the summer work experience of a lifetime!

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Summer Challenge (Stay In School)

Summer Challenge (Stay In School)

The Summer Challenge Program is designed to encourage students to stay in school, return to school or transition from school to work. This program encourages personal development through life skills and job readiness training while stressing the importance of staying in school.

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Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

The objective of the grant is to support workforce development and encourage greater employer involvement in training through cost-sharing arrangements to train individuals.

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Better Jobs Ontario

Better Jobs Ontario

To provide laid-off, unemployed individuals with skills training to help them find employment in occupations with demonstrated labour market prospects in Ontario.

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Training On-The-Job

Training On-The-Job

The Training On-The-Job Program is designed to assist eligible participants to become employed by providing training and work experience for eligible participants.

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