TRACKS is a community based, not-for-profit agency established in 1986. We provide dynamic career services aimed at Job Seekers and Employers to achieve employment success outcomes. We connect individuals looking for work with employers looking to hire.
The Agency delivers employment services at no charge, to adults, newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities, students and youth.
Canada And Ontario Governments Announce New Job Grant
What do businesses need to know?
On September 26, 2014, the governments of Canada and Ontario jointly announced the roll-out of the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, a new employer-driven skills training program.
The Job Grant will provide businesses with up to $15,000 per person to cover training costs for workers or unemployed Ontarians in needs of skills upgrading.
In order to participate in the program, employers will be required to contribute on average, one-third or up to $5,000 of the total costs of training. Small businesses will benefit from flexible arrangements, such as the potential to count wages as part of their employer contribution.
Eligible training under the Job Grant can be provided in a classroom, on-site at a workplace, or online, as long as it is provided by an eligible third-party trainer, such as a community college, career college, trade union centre, and/or private trainer.
As part of the Job Grant, the ministry is also calling for ‘expressions of interest’ for two new, employer-driven skills training pilots:
The Customized Training pilot will assist in the development and delivery of firm-specific training solutions that meet employers’ workforce needs.
UpSkill will support essential and technical skills training tailored to specific sectors for potentially vulnerable workers in low and medium-skilled occupations.
To apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant and learn more about the training pilots, visit the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website.
We are pleased to announce that Skill Tracks is now accepting applications for the new program starting October 27th, 2014. Skill Tracks provides up to 18 weeks of paid participation.
Apply now as space is limited.
Youth Employment Fund
This new initiative from Employment Ontario aims to provide young people with an entry point to long-term employment through job placements that offer the chance to learn work skills while earning income.
What’s in it for...
Employment and improved long-term employability
Education: returning to school and/or other academic upgrading
Between 15 – 29 years old (under 18 must meet specific criteria)
Not participating in full-time training or education
Residents of Ontario
Addressing immediate and long-term skills gaps, shortages and other workforce development needs
Hiring incentives and supports
Employers must also be able to commit to placements of four to six months in duration
Licensed to operate in Ontario
Compliant with legislation (e.g. health and safety, employment standards, privacy, etc.)
Job placements must be located in Ontario, covered by appropriate safety insurance coverage
Job placements cannot displace current or laid-off employees
Placements can start as soon as September 23, 2013. We are recruiting candidates and employers NOW. Contact Tracks Employment Services TODAY to get started!
TRACKS offers employers, recruitment and work placement services at no cost.
For more information call: (705) 444-1580.
TRACKS is an Employment Ontario Service Provider.
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