KEYS offers a variety of employment-related training and incentives to support local employers’ human resources efforts.
Are you a small or medium-sized business in need of apprentices to help build your future workforce? The Canadian Apprenticeship Service is offering up to $20,000* in help right now. In addition to the financial incentives, you’ll also receive:
• free access to employer-apprentice matching services;
• free access to mentorship programs; and
• free access to diversity and inclusion training.
Funding for Hiring Recent Graduates & Youth
The Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: Kingston connects new graduates from the arts, humanities and social science disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University with a Kingston employer. Employers who find the right fit through the program and commit to a 12-month contract, are reimbursed for 4 months of the gross salary to a maximum of $4,000 per month.
Contact Rob Tamblyn at Kingston Economic Development Corporation for more information.
Unemployed or underemployed recent Post-Secondary graduates. Funding of $7,200 – $10,000 is available to employers if specific training is required.
Contact Nancy McGarvie at KEYS for more information.
The Talent Opportunities Program (TOP) is an initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce designed to help employers located anywhere in Canada hire college and university students on WIL placements. Employers hiring eligible students may receive a wage subsidy up to 50% of the wages (to a maximum of $5,000) for each ‘net new’ placement or 70% of the wages (to a maximum of $7,000) for each ‘net new’ placement for the following under-represented groups: Indigenous people, person with disabilities, newcomer to Canada, first year student, visible minority and/or women in STEM.
Learn more by visiting the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s website.
The Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) will contribute approximately $13 million to projects that employ youth and youth facing barriers in the agricultural sector. Each project will be eligible to receive up to $14,000 in matching funds to employ one (1) employee.