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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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WE CAN ASSIST YOU WITH:

Posting of local jobs Posting of local jobs on workinoxford.ca
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.


Programs & Services

Recruitment

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 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the 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 Advanced Education and Skills Development 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.

HOW DOES ESTI BENEFIT AN EMPLOYER?

  • Job Trials: Placements that last an average of two weeks are subsidized at $11.40 per hour. 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 cover the training period of employment and are subsidized depending 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 Advanced Education and Skills Development 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 Employment Ontario to set the amount of money needed to hire and train someone through Youth Job Connection or Youth Job Connection Summer. It’s based on the specific skill level of the person you want to hire and the length of the on-the-job training you’re offering.


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Experience Ontario

Experience Ontario enables students to receive three 3-month paid internships in hopes to explore different career options and understand the options available to them after college or university. Students may choose to stay within the same organization for all three internship periods but are required to work in different areas of the organization.

Employers are required to pay youth employees at least minimum wage during their full time employment (30 hours per week) with the company. Up to $2667 in Ontario government grants will be provided to businesses for each work placement that a student completes; with a maximum amount of $8,000 should an employer wish to hire a student for the full duration of the program.


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Come in prepared with goals on what you would like to accomplish. Take advantage of this welcoming environment and the opportunity to receive individualized job search support.