First Job Grant Provides Businesses $40K Towards Hiring a Tech Grad

The technology sector is advancing at blazing speeds. It is becoming increasingly difficult to stay competitive with the increasing amount of innovations, especially for small businesses. Ontario businesses are being offered an opportunity to shave off some human resource expenses with the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s First Job program. Similar programs with funding available include the Graduate Enterprise Internship, ICTC Career Focus, and Youth Employment Program.

Who is it for?

First Job is for Ontario research or technology companies that can provide stable employment for internship placements to graduates with science and technology degrees. The business must prove that they will be able to utilize the graduate’s skills and knowledge in a relevant position to commercialize a new technology. The position must also consist of a mentor element, where the graduate’s skills and experience can be further developed, as well as offer a significant research component to the position.

What does it offer?

Ontario Centres of Excellence will cover up to 50% of the graduate’s salary, to a maximum of $40,000.

How do I apply?

Application deadline for First Job is May 13. We will work closely with you to ensure that you have the best opportunity of attaining funding and have the application completed on time. To start with Mentor Works today, please visit our First Job page and fill out the Get Started form at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, if you have more questions, please contact us or browse other available Human Resources & Training government funding mechanisms available.

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