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Windsor has rich layers of concentrated salt, located approximately 950 feet below ground level.
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Electricity Sector Council Wage Subsidy
$10,000.00 Wage Subsidy; New Funding Available April 1st
The Electricity Sector Council is offering energy related companies a subsidy of up to $10,000.00 for each new technician, technologist and engineer you hire.
To qualify for the subsidy, host companies/employers must:
For a participant hire to qualify they must:
Please click here for further information and to download application forms on the Career Focus Program. This program is supported by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.
Are you looking to hire now or in the near future? If so, please consider the Ontario Works program to assist you with your hiring needs. The City of Windsor's Social Support Services and project partners, the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, are very excited to offer the Ontario Works program to our region. The purpose of the partnership is to provide training and employment opportunities for participants of Ontario Works while providing training incentives to participating employers.
Individuals who are in the Ontario Works program have a wide range of experience and education, and could be the perfect fit for your company. Whether you are looking to hire entry level staff, skilled trades or engineers we can find the candidates that are right for you. Your support of the Ontario Works Program will benefit the economic growth of the community.
Help with Hiring
How Ontario Works Can Help With Hiring
Work with employers to bring together qualified candidates and employment opportunities. Our services, at no cost to employers, include:
Hiring With Financial Incentives
Employment and Social Services works with a variety of organizations to introduce employers to qualified job seekers who are receiving Ontario Works benefits.
Potential employees are screened for suitability and their skills are matched according to the requirements of the position.
If you hire someone who is receiving Ontario Works benefits, you may be able to access incentives.
These incentives may include:
To find out more about how Ontario Works can help with your hiring needs please contact 311 at the City of Windsor OR
If you are a resident looking for information about applying for Ontario Works, please visit the City of Windsor Social Support Services website.
Employment Ontario Service Provider
The Precarn Industrial T-GAP
New Fund Available for Getting to Market Faster!
There is a recognized chasm in the commercialization of technologies especially in very small companies. It is the black hole on the 'research to reality' road where innovative and viable technologies get lost. Because the development step often lies outside the domain of traditional investment sources, many valuable technologies and ideas are needlessly shelved. In an effort to address this situation, Precarn has allocated $4 Million in funds to advance technologies that show commercial promise. The Technology-Gap Assistance Program (T-GAP) is the conduit through which the funds are awarded.
The T-GAP program has the following characteristics:
Full details can be found on Precarn's Web Site.
Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
Grants, Contributions and Financial Assistance - Employers
This Info-Guide provides an overview of grants, subsidies and contributions potentially available for employers in Ontario, including programs offered or supported by the governments of Canada and Ontario.
For further information:
Youth Opportunities Ontario - Summer Job Service
Employers (including farm businesses and community organizations) may receive $2.00/hour wage subsidies as a special incentive to hire students for jobs that can last up to 16 weeks beginning in April and ending by September 30.
For further information:
Youth Opportunities Ontario
Youth Opportunities Ontario has several program components, which can help employers hire and train youths:
Youth Opportunities Ontario - Job Connect: For employers who operate a business in Ontario, who are looking to hire staff, are ready to provide on-the-job-training, and/or who are seeking people who are willing and ready to work, Job Connect may reduce the costs associated with training a new employee. Click here for more information.
Youth Opportunities Ontario - Youth Apprenticeship Program: Employers expanding their workforce in skilled trades, and able to provide structured training and supervision, can be matched with pre-qualified apprenticeship candidates. Participating students must be at least 16 years old and entering Grade 11. Click here for more information
For further information, please visit Youth Opportunities Ontario
Collaborative Research Internships Program
This program provides financial assistance to innovative Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) towards the employment of post-secondary graduates whose skills will help develop the company's technology.
For further information, please visit NRC Science Collaborative Research Internships
The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario offer a number of programs to assist the hiring of students for summer jobs. Such programs usually open in the spring and run until fall. You should confirm the deadlines and application criteria with the program sponsor well in advance of your projected hiring dates.