NEW at REHC:
At the Regional Employment Help Centre, our experts are here to help you with:
- Job Search Assistance
- Job Matching and Placement Services
- Assistance with job training and retention
Programs: Are you considering upgrading your skills or starting a new business? There are a number of government programs to support your employment goals.
Services: See what Employment Services and resources are available to you at the Regional Employment Help Centre.
Job Search Aids: Tools to help you be successful in reaching your employment goals.
Tips to Success: Build a good resume, be prepared for your interview, dress for success!
We are here to help you move forward with your new career
no matter what path you chose!
Youth Employment Fund
In the 2013 Ontario Budget, the Ontario government announced the creation of the Youth Employment Fund, a two-year funding commitment to create job placements for 25,000 youth. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) is pleased to announce that the Youth Employment Fund has reached its goal of funding job placements. This program is now winding down and MTCU has advised all Employment Service Providers that client intake for the Youth Employment Fund will end March 31, 2015. All placements funded under the Youth Employment Fund must start before April 1, 2015. Please contact the Regional Employment Help Centre for further details. As of November 30, 2014, local success has included 26 Youth Employment Fund placements.
If you are unemployed, not in school full-time and between 15 and 29, the Youth Employment Fund may be a program for you. The Program provides incentives to employers to help cover the cost of wages and training new hires for job placement of four to six months and to also help youth cover costs like transportation or tools required for the job. Job placements provide the opportunities to build new skills and confidence, work experience and connect with local employers.
The Ontario government is expanding employment opportunities to help employers find the skilled workers they need and to help youth gain job skills and experience. Employers may receive incentives up to $6,800.00 to help cover the costs of wages and training for new hires when they provide a job placement of four to six months.
The Youth Employment Fund is now available for youths and employers. Full details of this program can be found on Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website. To discuss opportunites or for an eligibility assessment, contact any of the Regional Employment Help Centre's offices.
Frequently Asked Questions - Youth
Frequently Asked Questions - Employer
This Employment Ontario Youth Employment Fund program is funded by the Government of Ontario.
Summer Jobs Service
Thank you to all employers who participated in 2014 Summer Jobs Service program funded through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. In total, 16 employers provided 35 students with valuable work experience this summer. For each student hired, the employer received a $2.00 per hour per student wage incentive.
If your business hires students each summer, you may wish to participate in the Summer Jobs Service program. Early in 2015, information will be available to employers for next year's Summer Jobs Service program.
This Summer Jobs Service Program is funded by the Government of Ontario.
As an Employer, the Regional Employment Help Centre…
- Will advertise available job openings.
- Will prescreen and qualify potential job candidates.
- Help employers in identifying their human resource skill requirements.
- Match the position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience.
- Support the development of on-the-job training plans.
- Mentor the placements to support success and retention.
Job Matching, Placements & Incentives: This program offers employers the opportunity to connect and retain the right employees.
Post a Job: Submit your job posting to start finding the right employee for your business.
WSIB'S Safe Communities: Find the latest information on the 2013 Safe Communities Incentive Program(SCIP) for employers.
Interviewing: Conduct a successful interview and questions to ask to be sure you get the right employee.
The Regional Employment Help Centre realizes that time is valuable.
We are here to assist you with your staffing requirements.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
Canada - Ontario Job Grant program
Ontario’s workforce is our most valuable asset. As the economic environment evolves, so do the skill needs of employers. Experience shows that employer involvement in training improves business performance.
On March 28, 2014, Ontario signed the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement with the federal government. The agreement is a key source of funding for new initiatives to help Ontario’s employers develop their workforce through employer-led training.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.
The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:
- Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
- Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
- Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.
If you're an employer with a particular skill demand,
the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you!
For more information contact the Regional Employment Help Centre - 1-800-667-7182 or