Job Seeker Resources
Employment Training & Resources
Targeted Initiative for Older Workers
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 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.
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
The Ontario Public Service (working for the Ontario government) offers summer employment and internship opportunities as well as co-op opportunities.
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.
Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program
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.
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.