Job Seeker Resources

Employment Training & Resources

Targeted Initiative for Older Workers
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/olderworkers.html
The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers will help unemployed older workers increase their ability to find and keep a job while the local economy changes. The initiative will help workers who are: aged 55-64, unemployed but legallly able to work in Canada, require skills updating to find a new job and live in a community with high unemployment.

Second Career
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/secondcareer/whatitis.htm
Second Career provides laid-off workers with skills to help them find a new job or financial support. It is a cost-sharing grant provide don teh basis of need to apply to training or education. Second Career provides up to $28.000 for tuition, books, transporation and a basic living allownace.

Apprentices
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/financial.html
Financial help to pay for training and get you started in a career. Programs include an Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus, an Apprenticeship Completion Bonus, an Apprenticeship Scholarship, a Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Program, Loans for Tools, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program, Support to Non-EI Eligible Apprentices During In-School Training and an Apprentice Incentive Grant.

Youth and Student Resources

Youth and Student Opportunities with Ontario Public Service
http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/JumpStart.asp
The Ontario Public Service (working for the Ontario government) offers summer employment and internship opportunities as well as co-op opportunities.

Summer Company
http://www.ontario.ca/business-and-economy/start-summer-business-students
Summer Company is a program that allows students aged 15 to 29 to start a business with some financial assistance. The application process is in May or June of each year. In addition to financial assistance, you also receive mentorship. The grant amount is $3,000.

Self-Employment Programs

Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employees/selfEmployment.html
The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit provides unemployed people who are or have recently been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial support while they develop and start their business.

Futurprneur
www.futurpreneur.ca
A loan program for individuals under age 40 who want to start their own business. Includes mentoring and access to additional loan dollars. Formerly known as Canadian Youth Business Foundation.