Youth Jobs Strategy
Support for 30,000 young workers
If you're between the ages of 15-29, there are 30+ programs to help you:
- Be your own boss
- Find a job
- Set up your skills
The 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.
- Gain a competitive edge
- Grow new ideas
- Kick start a young career
Apply online using Employment Ontario Self Service. You will be directed to a service provider that can help with information on job placements and career advice.
Get start-up capital, mentorship and support to be your own boss.
Connect with business, industry, labour and educators to gain in-demand job skills.
Hiring incentives for employers
Tax credits and funding for businesses, not-for-profits and public sector organizations.
How to get a tax credit if you hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to get a $2.00-per-hour incentive when you hire young people for a rural summer job.