Employment & Training IncentivesEmployment Service Training Incentive
The Employment Service Training Incentive (ESTI) is a FREE service that assists employers with their hiring needs and offsets the initial training costs associated with a new employee. This placement incentive is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities through the Provincial Government. It is accessible to individuals who are unemployed and out of school and fit the eligibility guidelines set out by the Ministry.How does ESTI Benefit Your Company?
- Job Trials - Placements that last an average of two weeks are subsidized at $11.25 per hour. They are intended to allow our less experienced clients to "touch" the labour market and also allow employers the opportunity to determine the suitability of the match.
- On the Job Training - These placements cover the training period of employment and are subsidized depending on the training needs of the indiviudal hired. Positions to be subsidized may be full or part-time and either permanent or temporary (seasonal) in duration. This program also includes hiring of apprentices.
The Employment Service Training Incentive is available to employers representing all types of business. You and an Employment Consultant shall negotiate training length and subsidy level.For more information, or to apply for ESTI, call or visit CES Employer Services.
Youth Job Connection
Employers interested in growing their business may find help through Ontario's Youth Job Connection Program. Under this program:
- Employers can get financial incentives to hire and offset training costs
- Youth come to the job ready for the workplace with at least 60 hours spent at job preparation workshops
- Counsellors provide ongoing support to employers and employees
With the right opportunity and support from Youth Job Connection, young people can contribute to the success of your business.Employer eligibility requirements to participate in the program:
- be licensed to operate in Ontario
- comply with workplace, human rights and labour legislation
- have workplace safety and liability insurance
- offer job opportunities in Ontario
- Federal, provincial or municipal governments and their agencies canít apply and you canít already be paying for your job opportunity with other government funding
- All eligible employers are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to youth-friendly employers, who are recognized for supporting young workers
- Funding is negotiated between the employer and Employment Ontario. Funding levels may vary according to the job skill level and complexity, and the length of the on-the-job training
- All employers, regardless of sector or industry affiliation, who have job placement opportunities that provide meaningful on-the-job training for youth may be eligible for funding. Priority will be given to youth-friendly employers
- There is no limit to the number of youth an employer can take on, provided they meet eligibility requirements
If youíve read about the program and you are interested in hiring, contact Employer Services at Community Employment Services.
To learn more about the Youth Job Connection program visit Employment Ontario's Youth Job Connection web page.