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Canada-Ontario Job GrantEmployment and Social Development Canada/Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills DevelopmentMaximum of $10,000 per person The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees. The training has to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.Any SectorTraining and Skills Development, Any Size, http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/
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, ApprenticeshipsAny 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
Group Sponsorship GrantMinistry of Labour, Training and Skills DevelopmentFunding between one to three years, with an annual maximum funding amount of $1,000,000.A grant-based program available to small-to-medium sized employers and group sponsors that hire, register and train apprentices, promoting participation in the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.Any Sector, ApprenticeshipsSmall & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/programs/gsg.html
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
Pan-Canadian AI StrategyGovernment of CanadaDetermined on case-by-case basisFunding for foreign-owned multinational business interested in investing in Canada 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
College and Community Innovation Program - Applied Research and Development GrantsNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of CanadaUp to $150,000 per year, per projectCollege and Community Innovation Program - Applied Research and Development GrantsAny Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/professors-professeurs/rpp-pp/ard-rda_eng.asp
Collaborative Research and Development GrantsNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of CanadaUp to $500,000 per projectCRD grants support well-defined collaborative projects between Canadian universities and private and/or public sector partners that lead to economic, social or environmental advancements in the domains of the natural sciences and engineering, and that provide an enhanced experiential learning environment for graduate students and, where appropriate, postdoctoral fellows, by exposing them to research challenges unique to partnerships.Any SectorInternships and Post Graduate Hiring, Training and Skills Development,Any Size, https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/professors-professeurs/rpp-pp/crd-rdc_eng.asp
Digital Skills for Youth ProgramInnovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaUp to $30,000 in wage subsidy and Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCS), with an Employer match at 50% from for-profit organizations, and a 25% match for not-for-profit organizations.Organizations looking for interns with a focus on applying digital skills can contact DS4Y Delivery organizations to apply and receive funding support.Any Sector, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed ProgramsAny Size, http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/122.nsf/eng/00003.html
Young Canada Works at Building Careers in HeritageCanadian HeritageUp to 75% of eligible employment costs, to a maximum of $10,000 per jobEligible employers may benefit from wage subsidies and access to a pool of college and university graduates. There are four types of internships: Internships in Canada in heritage fields, conservation science, and arts administration/arts practice project; or International museology internships. Internships can last from four to 12 months, and interns must work 30 to 40 hours per week. Persons with disabilities are eligible for part-time work (Canada internships only).Culture, HeritageInternships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed ProgramsAny Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/employers/careers-heritage-employers.html
Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and FrenchCanadian HeritageUp to 50% of the employment costs for youth hired by private and public sector organizations. The program may contribute up to 70% for a non-profit organization.Eligible employers may benefit from wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth. There are two types of internships, including: Internships in Canada exclusively to staff positions in official-language minority community media (radios and newspapers); and International internships to staff positions mainly related to the language industry. Internships can last from four to 12 months, and interns must work 30 to 40 hours per week. Preference will be given to employers offering an internship period of six to 12 months. Interns with a disability are eligible for part-time work in Canada only.Any Sector, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed ProgramsAny Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/employers/careers-english-french-employers.html
Young Canada Works in Both Official LanguagesCanadian HeritageUp to 50% of the employment costs for youth hired by private and public sector organizations. The program may contribute up to 70% for a non-profit organization.Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages is a short-term job program. Eligible employers may benefit from salary subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth. Positions last from six to 16 weeks and students must work 30 to 40 hours per week. Students with a disability are eligible for part-time positions. Any Sector, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed ProgramsAny Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/employers/official-languages-employers.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 business, technical, or technology-related projects to help with: advance research and development, engineering and multimedia activities; develop new products and processes; conduct market analyses for new technology-based products; support business development related to science and technology activities; improve customer services.Any Sector, 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 placement.Available to employers who hire students enrolled in a post-secondary co-operative education program. Most work placements are for a minimum employment period of 10 weeks up to a maximum of four months.Any Sector, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc/
Career Launcher Internships Colleges and Institutes Canada Maximum of $32,000 per employer towards an intern's salary.Funding available for employers offering skilled graduate internships in the areas of clean technology, sustainable development, digital technology and natural resources.Cleantech, ICT, Other, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://careerlauncher.ca/
MedTech Talent AcceleratorMedTechUp to $7,500 per position.Subisidy and training support for employers who hire MedTech-ready interns.Life SciencesYouth and Underemployed Programs, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://riccentre.ca/opportunity/subsidized-medtech-industry-ready-talent/
AccelerateMitacsPartner funds are combined with government funding to support projectsConnects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise. Any Sector, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Research and DevelopmentAny Size, https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate#business
Student Work Placement ProgramEmployment and Social Development CanadaUp to $7,000 per hire. Student Work Placement Program provides employers with a subsidy to assist in providing post-secondary students across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study. Interested employers can apply for wage subsidies directly through one of the funding recipients. See link for details.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/work-integrated-learning.html
Achievement Incentive ProgramMinistry of Labour, Training and Skills DevelopmentUp to $4,000 per apprentice as they reach key training milestonesThe Achievement Incentive is a grant program that helps employers train apprentices by reducing some of the cost of training. The program supports apprentice progression by giving grant payments to employers when their apprentices reach major milestones. Any SectorApprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.ontario.ca/page/hire-apprentice#section-3
Science & Technology (S&T) Internship Program - Green JobsNatural Resources CanadaFunding specific to delivery organizationThe Science & Technology Internship Program - Green Jobs provides funding to eligible employers across Canada to hire, train, and mentor youth in the natural resources sector, including in energy, forestry, mining, earth science, and clean technology. Eligible organizations can offer youth full-time (min. 30 hours/week, some exceptions may apply) work experience for up-to-12 months. Interested employers can apply directly through a delivery organization. See link for details.Cleantech, OtherYouth and Underemployed Programs, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Research and DevelopmentAny Size, https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/climate-change/canadas-green-future/green-jobs/87
Centennial College Career Ready FundProvince of Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Centennial CollegeUp to $9,000 wage subsidyUp to $9,000 wage subsidy for hiring a student or graduates through the Career Ready FundAdvanced Manufacturing, AutomotiveInternships and Post Graduate Hiring,Any Size, https://www.centennialcollege.ca/programs-courses/schools/school-of-engineering-technology-and-applied-science/career-ready-fund-initiative/about-the-career-ready-fund/
Science Horizons Youth Internship ProgramEnvironment and Climate Change CanadaUp to $25,000 in funding for wage subsidies and up to $5,000 for skills development, training and other job supports for each internWage 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. Specific opportunities are available for Indigenous peoples, members of visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, and more. Program funding is aimed at employers in the environmental science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors. Delivery agents for 2021–2022 are BioTalent Canada, the Clean Foundation, Colleges and Institutes Canada, ECO Canada, Electricity Human Resources Canada, and the United Nations Association in Canada.Life Sciences, Cleantech, Advanced Manufacturing, OtherApprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/science-technology/managing/horizons-youth-internship-program/hire-intern.html
Ontario Tools GrantMinistry of Labour, Training and Skills DevelopmentFunding between $400-$1,000, dependent upon sectorNon-repayable tools grant is available to  help new eligible apprentices purchase the equipment they need to start their careers.Advanced Manufacturing, AutomotiveApprenticeshipsAny Size, https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship
Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP)Agriculture and Agri-Food canadaUp to 80 per cent of the cost of salaries and benefits, up to $14,000; an additional $5,000 in funding to address barriers, including relocationThe YESP will support agriculture employers with the cost of hiring Canadian youth with an additional focus on those who face employment barriers. Eligible applicants include producers, agri-businesses, industry associations, provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous organizations and research facilities.Food & Beverage, Advanced ManufacturingYouth and Underemployed Programs, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/agriculture-agri-food/news/2022/02/applications-now-being-accepted-for-youth-employment-and-skills-program.html
TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP)Ontario Centre of Innovation$10,000 funding per four-month internship. Maxiumum of $60,000 per application.Provides support for current college and university students and recent undergraduate or Masters graduates, to work on industry-driven research and development projects related to Next Generation Network (NGN) technologies at Ontario-based SMEs using the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) platform.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.oc-innovation.ca/programs/talentedge-internship-program-tip-ngnp/
Group Sponsorship GrantGovernment of OntarioUp to $1,000,000 annuallyThe Ontario government is investing $20 million to help small businesses jointly sponsor and train apprentices through the new Group Sponsorship Grant program, increasing the number of people training and working in the skilled trades. The program will reduce pressure on any one employer to see an apprentice through to completion of training and provide apprentices with the support needed to become a registered journeyperson. Group sponsors consist of two or more people who act as a single sponsor to collectively provide training to apprentices to grow their skills and help them gain work experience to improve their career success. The application is available to existing and new group sponsors. Successful applicants may receive funding for up to three years.Any Sector, Apprenticeships,Any Size, https://www.ontario.ca/page/hire-apprentice
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