Support to help you grow your business
Take advantage of funding programs and federal tax incentives to help hire and train employees for your business, not-for-profit or public-sector organization.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
Meet your workforce needs by upskilling your current workforce, or train to hire, with support from the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), a joint investment from the governments of Ontario and Canada. COJG can cover 2/3 of your training costs, up to $10,000 per employee, and is available to small, medium, and large businesses across Ontario. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, visit the Government of Ontario website (opens in new window).
Co-operative Education Tax Credit
The Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC) is a refundable tax credit that is available to employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario college or university. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, visit the Government of Ontario website (opens in a new window).
Student Work Placement Program
Funded by the Government of Canada, the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) offers wage subsidies for employers hiring students involved in a work-integrated learning opportunity, such as a co-op work term. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, visit the SWPP information page (opens in a new window).
Electricity First Work Program
Operated by the Electricity Human Resources Canada, this program provides eligible companies with a subsidy equal to 1/3 the eligible participant’s salary, up to a maximum of $10,000, over a maximum 12-month work experience period. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, visit the Electricity Human Resources Canada website (opens in a new window).
Visit the Government of Ontario website (opens in a new window) to learn more about other incentives available to employers.