Job Bank

The Job Bank is Canada’s one-stop job listing Web site. During its establishment in the late 1960’s, Canadians have come to know and trust Job Bank as an easy to use, free job listing and recruitment service that has benefited employers, businesses and job seekers alike. For more infomration:  http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/intro-eng.aspx

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG)

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a $2,000 taxable cash grant designed to encourage apprentices registered in a designated Red Seal trade to complete their apprenticeship program and receive their certification. The completion grant will be offered to apprentices who complete their training, become certified journeypersons in a designated Red Seal trade and who obtain … Read more Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG)

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant available to registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades. Here is the Red Seal trade designation by province or territory. Apprentices should be aware that there is … Read more Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)

Youth Eco Internship Program

This program, offered by the YMCA Canada and the YWCA Canada, will place up to 1000 unemployed young Canadians on paid three to twelve month internships with not-for-profit, charitable, cooperative and/or voluntary organizations across Canada. For more information and to apply: click on Youth Eco Internship Program

Work-Sharing

Work sharing is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid temporary layoffs when there is a reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work-week. Work-Sharing Agreements … Read more Work-Sharing

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create high-quality summer job opportunities for students between the ages of 15 and 30. Canada Summer Jobs is about: • providing work experiences for students • … Read more Canada Summer Jobs

Resources for Canadian Small Businesses

This page provides information on a number of programs and services that the federal government has introduced to improve the viability of small businesses. It provides important links for accessing services and important information about these programs. The following link allows business owners to select the service or program of their choice and search resources … Read more Resources for Canadian Small Businesses

Federal Public Service Youth Internship Program

This program offers youth  the chance to gain real work experience within the Government of Canada and can help them develop employability skills. These internships are offered across Canada in a wide variety of fields, such as agriculture, arts, administration, and the environment. There are opportunities available to suit various interests and career goals—even for youth without previous work experience. … Read more Federal Public Service Youth Internship Program

Homelessness Partnership Strategy (HPS)

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program that relies on communities to determine their own needs and to develop appropriate projects. The HPS works to prevent and reduce homelessness across Canada through: investments in transitional and supportive housing through a housing-first approach; support to community-based efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness; partnerships between … Read more Homelessness Partnership Strategy (HPS)

Youth Awareness Program

The Youth Awareness initiative provides financial assistance to applicants for the design of projects that address labour market issues facing youth in their community. Funding may be used to develop and implement human resources strategies that address the current and future work-force needs of the contribution recipient. Youth Awareness focuses on two national priorities: skills … Read more Youth Awareness Program

Federal Youth Employment Strategy

The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. About the Youth Employment Strategy The Youth Employment Strategy is comprised of three … Read more Federal Youth Employment Strategy

Youth Awareness Program – Skills Link

Skills Link helps youth facing barriers to employment develop the broad range of skills, knowledge and work experience they need to participate in the job market. Through Skills Link, advisors help youth develop an employment action plan that might include a selection of programs/services tailored to meet individual needs and goals. For more information, visit … Read more Youth Awareness Program – Skills Link

Youth Awareness Program – Career Focus

Career Focus provides post-secondary graduates with career-related work opportunities in Canada and abroad to help them acquire advanced skills and become leaders in their fields. Career Focus offers post-secondary graduates activities that include workshops/seminars on advanced employment skills, coaching support and mentoring opportunities. Career Focus links highly skilled young people with potential employers to provide both … Read more Youth Awareness Program – Career Focus

Sector Council Program (SCP)

Through the Sector Council Program, the Government of Canada is working with the private sector to enhance adult workers’ skills through activities such as increasing employer investments in skills development and promoting workplace learning and training. Website: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/sector_councils/index.shtml GOVERNMENT CONTACT: Paula Clayton Manager, Labour Market Partnerships HRSDC – Ontario Region (416) 954-7327

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Program helps persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and keep employment or self-employment, supports activities including encouraging employers to hire workers with disabilities, increasing the employment skills of persons with disabilities, providing work experience and assisting individuals with starting their own business. It works in partnership with organizations for persons with disabilities to support … Read more Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Every year, Canadian employers hire thousands of foreign workers to help address skill and labour shortages. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) work to ensure that the employment of foreign workers supports economic growth and helps create more opportunities for all Canadians. For information to prospective employers of … Read more Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Multilateral Framework for Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities

The program’s objective is to enhance the employability of persons with disabilities to increase the employment opportunities available to persons with disabilities and to build on the existing knowledge base. The following services are available under this program: Education and Training: Improve the level of basic and post-secondary education and work-related skills for persons with disabilities. Employment … Read more Multilateral Framework for Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)

Using an integrated approach, ASETS links aboriginal youth’s training needs to labour market demands, providing them with training or skills upgrading and with help finding a job. For more information, please visit  http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/aboriginal_employment/index.shtml . GOVERNMENT CONTACT: Valery Catchpole Service Canada – Ontario Region (416) 954-7211