Employment Supports Program

Employment Supports Program

The Employment Supports Program is designed to provide supports necessary for individuals to enter or re-enter the labour market or to maintain employment. Employment Supports may be used to cover costs, including but not limited to: • Purchase of work clothes • Certification and testing • Equipment (e.g. safety glasses) • Bus tickets • Driver’s license • Bus fare or daycare on a limited/emergency basis • Other costs that are determined as eligible • Birth Certificates • Social Insurance Numbers • Criminal Records Official Pardon

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Skills Enhancement (Workplace Based Training)

Skills Enhancement (Workplace Based Training)

The Skills Enhancement Program is designed to help employed or under-employed participants remain gainfully employed when a threat of loss of a job is imminent or to enable employed participants to enhance the skills required for their employment goal. A threat of loss of a job can be a result of changes in technology or certification or education requirements for the job.

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Summer Work Experience (I.S.C)

Summer Work Experience (I.S.C)

The objectives of the Indigenous Services Canada Summer Work Experience are: To help youth acquire skills by providing organizations with wage subsidies for their summer work experience. To assist First Nations and Inuit secondary and post-secondary students in preparation for future entry into the labour market by enabling them to obtain employment experience To help students acquire employability skills, to support them in financing and furthering their education and to provide students with career and labour market information and assistance in finding summer or short-term employment

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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 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 (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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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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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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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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