Employer Services

Employer Services

The Employer 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

The Youth Job Connection program is designed to help young people between the ages of 15-29, who face serious barriers to employment. It provides access to employability and employment skills development, along with education/training and work experiences. The goal is to achieve long-term employment, meaningful careers and success in their future work lives.

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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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Skills Enhancement

Skills Enhancement

The Skills Enhancement Program is designed to help employed or under-employed participants remain gainfully employed, when a threat of loss of job is imminent or to enable employed participants to enhance skills required for their employment goal.

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Self-Employment Assistance Program Part I

Self-Employment Assistance Program Part I

The Self-Employment Assistance Program Part l provides financial assistance to eligible participants, to help them start their own business. The Self-Employment Assistance Program allows participants to concentrate on making their business successful.

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Career Experience / Job Shadow

Career Experience / Job Shadow

The Career Experience/Job Experience Program is designed to expose unemployed participants to one or more careers, to help them decide on the career they want to pursue, before or after formal education.

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Purchase of Training / Skills Development

Purchase of Training / Skills Development

The Purchase of Training Program is designed to help participants overcome existing or anticipated labour market barriers, by obtaining employment that meets labour market of businesses and other organizations’ needs. The Program offers a variety of training courses, from public and private training institutions.

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Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS)

Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS)

The Targeted Wage Subsidy Program is designed to assist eligible participants, who have employment barriers, to become employed, by providing wage subsidies to employers.

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Disability Opportunity Initiative

Disability Opportunity Initiative

The Disability Opportunity Initiative is designed to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain and keep employment or become self-employed, thus, increasing their economic independence.

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