Over the past 30 years, Conestoga College has proven itself as one of Canada’s most innovative and diverse colleges. They have a number of campuses located within Canada’s Technology Triangle including their new Engineering facility located in Kitchener just south of the 401. Each year, Conestoga awards thousands of degrees and diplomas to graduates in a wide variety of disciplines including those in the science, technology, engineering, and communications fields of study. Our recommendation for businesses is to take advantage of Conestoga’s specialized talent pool if you are currently looking to hire a graduate via a Canadian Government Grants for Hiring.
Canadian Business Funding Grants for Hiring
Companies are encouraged to expand their business through the various Ontario Government Grants for Post-Secondary Collaboration. Most of these programs will provide wage subsidies for interns who have graduated from 4-year college programs. Businesses will then have the opportunity to hire an eager young graduate with a fresh understanding of the industry’s most up-to-date facts and practices for a fraction of the cost of other seasoned candidates. Conestoga College provides a large talent pool in the Science, Engineering, and IT disciplines that would be eligible for the following funding programs:
- ICTC Career Focus
- Youth Employment Program
- OCE – First Job Program
- CONII – College Connection Program
These programs can provide from $10K to $30K in wage subsidy savings for a 4-12 month internship. Their wages can be further subsidized by various Canadian Government Tax Credits.
Next Steps for Canadian Hiring Grants
Conestoga College offers a very helpful and accommodating career services department to assist employers through the recruitment process. Those who are interested should contact their career services staff to learn more about Conestoga’s Recruitment Opportunities. Businesses may also contact Mentor Works, The Canadian Government Funding Experts or sign up for our E-Newsletter to learn more about any of the Canadian Government Business Grants mentioned in today’s article.