Youth Jobs Strategy

Download the Youth Jobs StrategyThe government is investing $295 million over two years through the strategy to create employment opportunities for about 30,000 youth, while promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.

Read Making an Impact: Youth Jobs Strategy

Hiring incentives for employers

Tax credits and funding for businesses, not-for-profits and public sector organizations.

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit

How to get a tax credit if you hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades.

Catapult Microloan Fund

Get a microloan to fund your social enterprise. If your business solves a social, environmental, cultural or economic problem, you could receive a loan of $5,000-$25,000.

Employer Hiring Incentive

Get money to help pay for training and job placements. Up to $6800 available to help you hire and train young people for a career.

Northern Ontario Youth Internship or Co-op

How to get up to $6.00 per hour to hire post-secondary students from northern Ontario. Only certain Northern Ontario business sectors are eligible.

Ontario Co-Operative Education Tax Credit

Get a tax credit when you hire co-op students. A maximum credit of $3,000 is available for co-op employees who work between 10 weeks-4 months.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Get co-op placements in high school to learn a trade. If you are a full-time high school student (Grade 11) and at least 16 years old, you can work towards a career in the skilled trades.

Rural Summer Jobs Service

How to get a $2.00-per-hour incentive when you hire young people for a rural summer job.

Ready. Set. Work.

If you are under the age of 30, there are more than 35 government job funds, programs and online tools available to help you build your skills find a job or start your own business.

Employment programs for people under 30