As a part of the Ontario Youth Action Plan, the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services has expanded their services to provide greater amounts of Canadian Government funding for small business and community development initiatives. The program looks to promote prosperity and youth development in disadvantaged communities across Ontario.
Canadian Government Grants for Small Business Hires
The Canadian Government provides funding for small business and non-profit organizations that take an active role within the community and provide employment opportunities for disadvantaged children and families. The following is list of selected programs that provide Canadian Government Grants for seasonal small business hiring:
- Summer Jobs for Youth Program: Businesses can receive a $2 per hour wage subsidy towards the hiring of students for part-time positions throughout the school year or for 8-weeks in a full-time position during the summer.
- Canada Summer Jobs: Provides a $2 per hour wage subsidy for one or more students between the ages of 15 and 30. This program is designed specifically for employers with fewer than 50 employees and in need of seasonal staff for the summer months.
- Small Business Internship Program (SBIP): Provides up to $10K or 75% of the wages for an 12-week internship involving a post-secondary student with online marketing or e-business skills and experience.
Ontario Business Grants for Hiring Post-Secondary Graduates
Canadian Businesses interested in recruiting skills employees may want to first consider the Ontario Government Grants for Hiring Graduates. For more information on the available programs and funding for small business, please contact one of our Canadian Government Funding Expert or subscribe to our Weekly Small Business Funding E-Newsletter for daily updates and funding releases.