Our Services

  • Lambton College Community Employment Services a one-stop access point for job seekers looking for:

    • Job search resources
    • Access to training and skills development
    • Access to computers, faxes, printers and phones to achieve employment and career goals

    Employment Consultants

    We have consultants available who can assess your skills and experiences to identify your individual needs. Depending on your unique situation, you may be able to access the following supports:

    • Skills and experience assessment
    • Information about different careers and occupations
    • Local labour market, employment and training opportunities
    • Employment Ontario programs and services
    • Advice about and referral information to other community services and organizations

    Services for Employers

    As an employment services centre, our commitment to helping individuals find employment also requires us to work closely with local employers.

    We're here to assist employers in finding employees who fit their organization and we can also work with employers who require assistance accessing incentives and grants.

  • Information for Employers

    Employer Commitments
    • Developing a relevant training/work experience plan that will assist program participants in achieving their labour market goals and the employer in achieving their business goals
    • Provide feedback/assessments of participants skill level
    • Having potential long term/contract position for participant
    • Provide participant with adequate supervision
    • Placing participant on the company’s payroll and providing the same employment terms as for all regular employees
    Training Incentives

    Employees may be eligible for financial incentives to offset some of the costs associated with providing on-the-job training and work experience for a new employee.

    The employee must be eligible for the program and must not start working for the employer prior to registration.


    To be eligible for a subsidized placement through Employment Services, employers must:

    • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
    • Demonstrate the ability to provide the trainee with adequate supervision and the training described in the training plan
    • Provide employment in Ontario
    • Place trainees on the company's payroll and provide the same employment in terms, conditions and benefits as for all regular employees
    • Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act
    • Maintain appropriate WSIB or alternate workplace safety insurance coverage
    • Have adequate third-party general liability insurance
    • Comply with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation, regulations and any other relevant standards
    • Comply with freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation
    • Declare that he/she will not hire his/her spouse, sibling, or child as a trainee, will not displace existing staff or replace staff on lay-off, and is not receiving funds from any other source for the training placement

    If you would like further information on hiring and training incentives, please contact 519-882-4333 or CES@lambtoncollege.ca.

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant

    Employment Ontario Ontario Canada logos

    Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Grant. Programs delivered by the Government of Ontario.

    How does the Canada-Ontario Job Grant Work?

    If you are an employer with specific workforce skill needs that can be learned or developed through an existing training program, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant can help. The grant can provide funding to train individuals identified by an employer - this can include current employees or new hires.

    Who pays for the Training?

    Support for an individual's training costs under the Canada-Ontario Job Grant is shared between the government and the employer.

    100% Funding for Unemployed Individuals

    Employers with 50 or fewer employees who are training and hiring unemployed individuals may be eligible for up to $15,000 per trainee. These employers are not required to make a minimum contribution to training costs for training funded through the grant.

    Ontario's large employers must contribute 1/6 of eligible training costs per person.

    Eligible training costs include:

    • Tuition or other training provider fees*
    • Textbooks, software and other required materials
    • Mandatory student fees
    • Examination fees
    • Travel costs**

    *Maximum support of textbooks, software and other training materials are $500 for each trainee.

    **Maximum allowable support for travel costs are $500 per trainee. Travel costs are only supported when the distance travelled is in excess of the 24 km each way at the reimbursement rate of $.40/km. The per kilometer rate will apply in cases where the employer does not have a travel cost policy, otherwise travel costs will be supported according to the employer’s policy up to the maximum $500 per trainee.

      Who is Eligible?

      Individual employers and organizations acting on behalf of employers (i.e. industry associations, training coordinators, employer consortia, union halls) in the private and not-for-profit sectors are eligible to apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.

      Employers applying for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant must:

      • Contribute to eligible training costs in cash
      • Employ the individual selected for training - if the employer has hired a job seeker to fill a vacancy, the job offer can be conditional upon the completion of training
      • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
      • Be applying for training that is delivered in Ontario (for a job that is also located in Ontario)
      • Maintain appropriate workplace insurance and comply with all applicable federal and provincial labour and human rights legislation

      An employer must not be:

      • A Canada-Ontario Job Grant service provider or an Employment Service provider
      • Receiving other government funds related to training the same individual (i.e. Youth Employment Fund)
      • A broader public sector organization, as defined by the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act

      Individuals trained under the grant must:

      • Be residents of Ontario and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
      • Not already be participating in full-time education or training, including participation in any other government training program (i.e. apprenticeship) that offers similar training supports
      • Be sponsored by an employer

      Canada-Ontario Job Grant Questions and Answers for Employers

      Complete an application form

      For assistance completing an application form please contact 519-882-4333 or email ces@lambtoncollege.ca

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