Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy

Starting 2013, the Ontario government is investing $295 million over two years through the strategy to create employment opportunities for about 30,000 youth, while promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. As part of Ontario’s plan for jobs and growth, the government is  working to get more young people working — either through employment or by starting their … Read more

Youth Entrepreneurship Fund (Youth Investment Accelerator Fund)

Youth IAF Part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy Apply for investment capital ($100,000- $250,000) to help your business expand Your business must not be beyond the seed capital stage, with revenues under $500,000 Strong potential to attract follow-on financing The Province of Ontario is launching a new fund designed to invest in technology-based startups founded … Read more

Youth Skills Connections Program (community stream)

Part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy The program funds not-for-profits and public sector organizations to deliver collaborative projects that: provide training and skills development to help vulnerable youth overcome barriers to employment (e.g., a criminal record, poverty) address a demonstrated skills and labour shortage faced by industry result in long-term employment opportunities for youth enrolled … Read more

Youth Skills Connections Program (industry stream)

Youth Skills Connections Program (industry stream) Part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy The industry stream brings together industry, educational institutions and not-for-profits to better connect skills-training with industry needs. The program will fund collaborative projects that: identify a skills-gap or labour shortage faced by industry provide training that addresses skills-gaps and improves the employability of … Read more

Ontario Business Program Guide

The Ontario Business Program Guide is a free, online directory of tax incentives, tax credits and government support programs for business. The Ontario Business Program Guide is updated regularly, so revisit it periodically to see what’s new. Typically, users should be prepared to spend 10 to 20 minutes navigating the guide and reading its entries … Read more

E-Business Resources

E-Business assists small and medium business owners with skills in the use of digital technology to facilitate business. They will: •Learn about e-business, •Assess whether it is right for your operation, and •Get information on implementing an e-business solution. For more information, visit: http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_ebiz_en.jsp

Students & Young Entrepreneurs- Youth Entrepreneurship Partnerships program

The Youth Entrepreneurship Partnerships program provides funding to non-profit organizations in Ontario that facilitate the development of an enterprising culture amongst Ontario’s youth (typically between the ages of 12 – 29) by providing them with educational, experiential and entrepreneurial opportunities. For more information please visit: http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_ye_partnerships_en.jsp GOVERNMENT CONTACT: Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment … Read more

Small Business Enterprise Centres

Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs) provide entrepreneurs with all the tools they need to start and grow their businesses. Each centre is staffed with dedicated business professionals who help you determine what you need to do before, during and after launching your business. SBECS are located across the province and they provide: free consultations with … Read more

Business Advisory Services

The Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s 12 business advisory service offices provide assistance to existing innovative, growth-oriented firms, associations and municipalities. For more information, please visit: http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_bizadvise_en.jsp Government Contact: Toronto (Downsview) Regional Office Central Building, 1201 Wilson Avenue, 3rd Floor Downsview, ON M3M 1J8 Tel: (416) 235-4278 Fax: (416) 235-4338

Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF)

The Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) is an early stage seed fund designed to help Ontario-based, start up and early stage technology companies bring their products and services to market.  Through investment of up to $500K, the IAF helps launch high potential technology ventures.   Applications may be submitted on a continous basis.   For more … Read more

OCE First Job Program

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) First Job program is a follow-on opportunity for Ontario companies who have previously partnered with OCE and an Ontario academic institution on a research project. First Job connects talented master’s or Ph.D. graduates with growing companies across Ontario that need highly skilled talent for research and development roles in … Read more

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