Youth Job Strategy Ontario Small Business Grants for Hiring


  • business people isolatedDuring a recent visit to Conestoga College in Cambridge, the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, announced details of four new small business grants for hiring programs aimed at helping young people across Ontario find work, develop important job skills and start their own businesses.

    Small Business Grants Will Be Responsible for Creation of 30,000 Jobs for Young Ontarians –says Wynne

    The Ontario Government’s new Youth Job Strategy is poised to create 30,000 job opportunities for young people across the province. The Ontario business grants programs (listed below) are named: The Youth Skills Connections Fund, The Ontario Youth Innovation Fund, The Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Fund, and The Ontario Youth Employment Fund.

    The Youth Skills Connections Fund Ontario Business Grants

    This business grants in Ontario program promotes partnerships between young people and industry, not-for-profits, and academic leaders.  The aim of the program is to help young Ontarians develop career skills and secure industry jobs.   Please note:  This program is not for For-Profit businesses.

    The Ontario Youth Innovation Fund Government Business Grants for Startups

    The Ontario Youth Innovation Fund offers young graduate and post-graduate students the opportunity to take up internships while also helping post-secondary students to launch start-ups through startup funding and support services provided by campus-linked business accelerators.

    Stay Tuned to Mentor Works for More Information on This Program when details come available.

    The Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Fund Government Small Business Grants

    This government small business grants funding for young entrepreneurs will fund existing programs such as Summer Company as well as new programs focusing on supporting the growth of youth-led startups through offerings of training, mentorship, and seed financing.

    Sign up for our Canadian small business grants and loans weekly e-newsletter to find out more about this program once details are released.

    The Ontario Youth Employment Fund Government Grants Ontario

    The Ontario Youth Employment Fund was launched in September offering 4-6 month job placements for youth.  To date this small business grants for hiring program has helped 1,200 young people find work.

    The Youth Skills Connections Fund Ontario Business Grants

    This business grants in Ontario program promotes partnerships between young people and industry, not-for-profits, and academic leaders.  The aim of the program is to help young Ontarians develop career skills and secure industry jobs.   Please note:  The Youth Skills Connection Fund is not for For-Profit businesses.

    Learn about the Top Small Business Grants for Hiring Programs

    Mentor Works regularly highlights the most popular and lucrative opportunities that small to medium-sized businesses can tap into in order to grow their workforce.  Here is the most recent Top Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Blog in case you missed it.

    Qualified Business Owners & Leaders are invited to attend a Free Small Business Grants and Loans Workshop

    If you are the owner or leader of a small to medium-sized business with a minimum of 10-15 employees that has been incorporated for at least 3 years and is financially stable, you are invited to attend one of our free Canadian government funding workshops in Southern Ontario.   Also please remember to follow us on your social media network:  LinkedInTwitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr.


About The Author

Ryan Weaver

Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.

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