Training Incentives

  • Employing Young Talent Incentive

    The Employing Young Talent incentive supports small businesses when hiring and retaining young workers between the ages of 15 and 29 who work an average of at least 20 hours per week. Employers are eligible for up to $2000 per hire:

    • $1000 hiring incentive 
    • $1000 retention incentive

    Employing Young Talent Incentive Q&A (PDF)

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

    Other 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.

    Eligibility

    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.

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