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Employer Programs & Services

If you are an employer looking to hire, we are here to help. You receive consultation, recruitment, and hiring assistance at NO CHARGE.

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Posting of local jobs Provide space to conduct interviews and job fairs
Posting of local jobs Pre-screening of resumes
Posting of local jobs Information on the local Labour Market, Employment Standards Act, etc.
Posting of local jobs Access to government placement incentive programs
Posting of local jobs Apprenticeship information and more

As an Employment Ontario office, services are fully funded by the provincial government and delivered locally. Confidentiality is assured. Tell us your hiring plans and we can start recruiting right away.

We have a database of potential employees throughout Oxford County, with various skills and qualifications. We will pre-screen and refer candidates that meet your requirements. You interview them and choose. The final decision is always yours.

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CES has the tools to provide employers the opportunity to tap into skilled labour in and beyond our boundaries (locally, regionally, provincially and nationally).

Visit Work In Oxford to learn more about posting your employment opportunities for FREE.

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Canada Ontario Job Grant

Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 per person for existing staff and $15,000 per person for new staff in government support for training costs 
  • Employers with 100 or more employees need to contribute 1/2 of training costs. Employers with less than 100 employees need to contribute 1/6 of training costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.


If you’re an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Employment Services Training Incentive

The Employment Service Training Incentive (ESTI) is a FREE service that assists employers with their hiring needs and offsets the initial training costs associated with a new employee. This placement incentive is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities through the Provincial Government. It is accessible to individuals who are unemployed and out of school and fit the eligibility guidelines set out by the Ministry.



  • Job Trials: Placements that last an average of two weeks are subsidized at Ontario Minimum Wage. They are intended to allow our less experienced clients to “touch” the labour market and also allow employers the opportunity to determine the suitability of the match.
  • On the Job Training: These placements are subsidized based on the training needs of the individual hired. Positions to be subsidized may be full or part-time and either permanent or temporary (seasonal) in duration. This program also includes hiring of apprentices.


The Employment Service Training Incentive is available to employers representing all types of businesses. The Employer and an Employment Consultant shall negotiate training length and subsidy level.

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Ontario Apprenticeship Scholarship and Employer Signing Bonus

The $1,000 Apprenticeship Scholarship and $2,000 Employer Signing Bonus initiative encourages employers in the trades to register new apprentices in sectors where there is a high demand. This program is funded through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and encourages employers in the trades to register new apprentices in all sectors.

  • Apprenticeship Scholarship: Available to an individual who requires upgrading to meet the registration standards for apprenticeship training. Must have an interest in apprenticeship, not have the necessary requirements for registering in a trade and able to achieve the necessary requirements within a year.
  • Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus: Available to employers to hire, register and train an apprentice.

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Youth Job Connection

The Youth Job Connection (YJC) program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

As an employer, you benefit from hiring a young person through the Youth Job Connection program in the following ways:

  • financial incentives for hiring
    • a young person (15 to 29 years old) through Youth Job Connection
    • a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through Youth Job Connection: Summer
  • financial help to offset training costs
  • an employee who is ready to work following a series of job-preparation workshops
  • counsellors who provide ongoing support to you and your employee


You work with an Employment Consultant from our Employment Services Division to negotiate the amount of money needed to train a new staff through Youth Job Connection. Training incentive is based on the specific skill level of your new hire and the length of the on-the-job training you will be providing.

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Experience Ontario

Experience Ontario is available to a limited number of recent high school graduates who have an interest in attending postsecondary education or apprenticeship training, but are uncertain of their next steps.

Participants have access to a combination of short (1-3 day) career exploration opportunities in their area or sector of interest to help them identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed decisions about their career and their future. Career coaches will work with the participants to assist them to develop an education and career plan based on their strengths and interests and provide information about postsecondary education and apprenticeship training opportunities.

Employers may provide mentorship, job shadowing or information interview opportunities for participants.

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This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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Peer Connections

A drop-in style program designed to meet like-minded individuals who could benefit from peer support through their job loss, job search or career transition process. Take the opportunity to connect over a coffee while networking, supporting and encouraging others. Take advantage of optional one-on-one guidance and assistance with an Employment Consultant.