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Career Starter ProgramBioTalent CanadaMaximum of $20,000Support for Canadian biotechnology companies to provide work opportunities for barriered youth.Life Sciences, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.biotalent.ca/programs/career-starter-program/
Science Horizons Youth Internship ProgramBioTalent CanadaUp to $15,000Wage subsidy initiative to help recent graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields acquire work experience fields linked to the green economy.Life Sciences, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.biotalent.ca/programs/science-horizons-youth-internship-program/
Student Work Placement ProgramBioTalent Canada50% up to a maximum of $5,000 and 70% up to a maximum of $7,000 of co-op student salaryFunding to support co-op opportunities for first-year students and under-represented groups including; Women in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Indigenous students, Persons with disabilities, and NewcomersLife Sciences, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.biotalent.ca/programs/student-work-placement-program/
Canada-Ontario Job GrantEmployment and Social Development Canada/Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills DevelopmentMaximum of $10,000 per person Available to employers who wish to purchase training for existing and new employees. As part of the Job Grant, employers may apply for Canada-Ontario Job Grant Customized Training and UpSkill pilot training programs.Any Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/
Ontario Job Creation PartnershipsMinistry of Advanced Education and Skills DevelopmentEmployee salary coverage via EI benefitsAvailable to employers for up to 52 weeks to provide new skills and work experience to previously unemployed people.Any Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-job-creation-partnerships
Union Training and Innovation Program: Investments in Training Equipment StreamEmployment and Social Development CanadaMaximum $5,000,000 annually per project. Cash contributions equal to or greater than 10% of total eligible project costs must be provided through sources other than the Government of CanadaProject activities must relate to activities that support the purchase of equipment and/or materials for the purpose of training in a Red Seal trade. Open to unions representing workers in the Red Seal trades.Any Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/union-training-innovation-equipment.html
Union Training and Innovation Program: Innovation in Apprenticeship StreamEmployment and Social Development CanadaMaximum $5,000,000 annually per project. Cash contributions equal to or greater than 10% of total eligible project costs must be provided through sources other than the Government of CanadaProjects must support the development, testing, evaluation and promotion of innovative approaches to address challenges to participating and succeeding in the Red Seal Trades; or the expansion, replication or evaluation of best practices to support individuals progressing through apprenticeships in the Red Seal Trades.Any Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/union-training-innovation-apprenticeship.html
Apprenticeship Employer Bonus Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development$1,000 taxable cash grantAvailable for each apprentice employed and trained who completes their apprenticeship, receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship, and where applicable, a Certificate of Qualification. Restricted to trades outside the 129 GAGE program.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.ontario.ca/page/hire-apprentice
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax CreditCanada Revenue AgencyNon-refundable tax credit of 10% of eligible salaries and wages, to a maximum of $2,000 per year per apprenticeshipAvailable to employers who hire a registered apprentice working in a prescribed trade in the first two years of their apprenticeship contract.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/line-412-investment-tax-credit/apprenticeship-job-creation-tax-credit.html
Career Focus Local and Regional ProjectsEmployment and Social Development CanadaMaximum of 80% of eligible costs. Recipients are required to cover a minimum of 20% of total project costsFunding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth to make more informed career decisions and develop their skills.Any Sector, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/career-focus.html
Canada Summer JobsEmployment and Social Development CanadaEmployer Wage SubsidyEligibility restricted to public sector and small businesses that hire 15-30 year old, returning full-time students.Any Sector, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html
Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, YESSGovernment of CanadaFunding varies across program streamsRange of program streams to support youth employment, particularly those facing barriers.Any Sector, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-employment-strategy.html
IRAP Youth Employment ProgramNational Research Council CanadaMaximum of $30,000 per graduateOffers financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring young talent to work on projects with R&D, engineering, multimedia or market analysis components or to help develop a new product or process.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/nrc-irap-funding-hire-young-graduates
Co-Operative Education Tax CreditMinistry of FinanceRefundable tax credit of 25% to 30% of eligible expenditures, to a maximum of $3,000 per work placementAvailable to employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario university or college.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc/
ECO Wage SubsidiesECO CanadaUp to 50% of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $20,000Available to employers that work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or natural resources looking to hire for a new full-time junior environmental positions. Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.eco.ca/employment-programs/youth-placement/natural-resources/
Student Work-Integrated Learning ProgramEmployment and Social Development CanadaMaximum 50% of the wage cost for the placement or $5,000. Maximum 70% or $7,000 per placement for first-year students and under-represented groups (women, indigenous students, people with disabilities and newcomers)Available to employers, including small and medium-sized enterprises, post-secondary education institutions, industry associations and organizations that represent the interests of businesses in key sectors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and business. Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2017/08/backgrounder_studentwork-integratedlearningprogram.html
Gearing Up Wage Subsidy ProgramGovernment of Canada’s Student Work Placement ProgramUp to $7,000 per hireAvailable to Canadian-owned or Canadian subsidiary companies involved in mining or mineral exploration that provide work-integrated learning programs.Other, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.mihr.ca/careers/gearing-up
Global Skills StrategyGovernment of CanadaRegulatory pathwaysProvides three pathways to get quick entry for skilled international workers.Any Sector, International Talent Access, Any Size, https://www.investcanada.ca/incentives-programs/global-skills-strategy
Magnet Student Summer Work Placement ProgramGovernment of CanadaUp to $7,000 per placementStart-ups and alumni of university-linked incubators are invited to apply to the Magnet Student Work Placement Program. The program provides employers with wage subsidies to hire post-secondary students, giving start-ups the chance to bring talent onto their teams, and students the chance to gain meaningful work experiences.Any Sector, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring,Early Stage/Start-Up,https://magnet-swpp.smapply.ca/prog/summer_2020_-_student_work_placement_program_/
Technation & Career Ready Student Work Placement ProgramGovernment of CanadaWage subsidy program for businesses offering paid work placement or project based internship to a full time post secondary student from any of the following disciplines: Business Technology Management (BTM)/Management Information Systems; Computer Science/Systems Technology/Computing; Commputer/Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Cyber Security; Or any other major or stream that could be utilized within a tech immersive role.Any Sector, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring,Any Size, https://itactalent.ca/our-programs/work-integrated-learning/for-employers/ready-to-apply/
Career Launcher Internships Colleges and Institutes Canada Maximum of $20,000 per employer towards an intern's salaryFunding available for employers offering skilled graduate internships in the areas of clean technology, digital technology and natural resources.Cleantech, ICT, Other, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://careerlauncher.ca/
ElevateMitacs$55,000 minimum annual stipend per research fellow and training curriculum valued at $7,500 per yearA postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training program for business partnerships with postdoctoral fellows.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate
Ontario Labour Market PartnershipsMinistry of Advanced Education and Skills DevelopmentFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisAvailable to companies that address a labour market issue and include two or more partners, in order to promote the creation of broad industry and community partnerships necessary to address labour market issues.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employers/labourMarket.html
TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP)Ontario Centres of Excellence$10,000 funding per four-month internshipSupport to access college/university students and recent Masters graduates to work on industry-driven research and development projects related to Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, ENCQOR 5G and Next Generation Network Programs.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/archived-programs/talentedge/talentedge-internship-program
Pan-Canadian AI StrategyGovernment of CanadaDetermined on case-by-case basisFunding to support AI research and talent development.Any Sector, ICT, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, https://www.investcanada.ca/incentives-programs/pan-canadian-ai-strategy