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

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