Employees are one of the most important assets of any business, from training to wage information to employment opportunities. You will find useful information below to help you make the right decision.
(Federal) Service Canada
Targeted Wage Subsidies
The targeted wage subsidy program provides a subsidy to employers that will hire an individual who has challenges accessing employment due to special barriers and who would require on-the-job experience to become fully productive. Certain eligibility criteria must be met for both the employer and the employee. While negotiated on an individual basis, the duration of the wage subsidy typically lasts from six to eight months.
(Federal) Local Wage Rates: Local Market Information
The local Labour Market provides detailed labour market information at the local or community level by analyzing data and local events in order to identify community specific labour market trends and opportunities.
(Provincial) Government of Ontario, Ministry of Education
The Ontario government recognizes that many businesses contribute to developing our workforce. To support and encourage investment, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities offers training programs, employment programs, as well as resources to help with human resources planning, recruiting, employee assessment and workplace safety.
(Federal) Canada Revenue Training
Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC) is a refundable tax credit for corporations and unincorporated businesses employing apprentices in certain skilled trades during the first 36 months of an apprenticeship program.
(Municipal) Durham Region Employment Network
The Durham Region Employment Network has approximately 70 organizations that help people find jobs and offer community support if needed.
(Federal) Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
The Labour Market Policy (LMP) Directorate is part of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s (HRSDC) Strategic Policy and Planning Branch. It provides policy advice in support of HRSDC's mission of promoting a highly skilled and mobile labour force and an efficient and inclusive labour market. Accordingly, the Directorate is responsible for labour market research, the analysis of labour market issues, the development of policy options, and consultations with stakeholders. To accomplish this work, the Directorate is organized around five teams: Promoting Participation, Labour Market Issues, Workplace, Income Support and Work Incentives, and Labour Market Research.