Youth Employment Fund
The Regional Employment Help Centre is pleased to be offering the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Youth Employment Fund program to youth and employers in the Wawa – Dubreuilville – White River areas. This program gives youth between the ages of 15 and 29 the opportunity to connect with employers through job placements and hiring incentives.
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.
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!
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.
Summer Jobs Service
Thank you to all employers who participated in 2013 Summer Jobs Service program funded through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. In total, 13 employers provided 25 students with valuable work experieince 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 2014, 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.
Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner - Common Core
Northern College and Richmont Mine have partnered to develop a modular training program to cover the basic knowledge and skills required to work competently as an Underground Hard Rock Miner. The date for the next MANDATORY information session is TUESDAY December 17th 9:00am at the WAWA Regional Employment Help Centre office.
The Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner - Common Core Program is designed to cover the following areas of competency:
* Follow Surface & Underground Induction Procedures
* Perform General Inspections
* Scale Loose Rock
* Set up Wooden Staging
* Drill Rock
* Rock Bolt Ground
* Blast Rock
* Muck with Load Haul Dump Machine
* Extend Services
* Perform General Lock Out and Tag Out
For further details on the Program, please click here.
How can I get more information?
Attend the next MANDATORY information session on Tuesaday December 17th at 9:00 am and have your questions answered directly by Northern College and Richmont Mine. The date for the next session has not been determined but will be posted as soon as it is available.
If you are planning on applying for Second Career funding for this program, an Employment Consultant can assist you with the application. Please remember this process can take up to 4-6 weeks before approval for funding is confirmed.