Employing Youth Talent Incentive

In order to support youth employment, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) has partnered with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) to implement a new retention incentive to support employers who have hired a YJC Client, and a new hiring and retention incentive to support employers who have hired an ES client.


Youth are defined as any individual between the ages of 15 and 29 years old


Employment Services (ES) stream:

To qualify for the Employing Young Talent Incentive, the employer must:
  • have fewer than 100 employees (including part-time and full-time employees at time of hire)
  • hire the ES assisted youth (between the ages of 15-29) for a job that averages at least 20 hours per week through the JMPI component of the ES Program through NEW 
  • retain the ES assisted youth hire at a minimum average of 20 hours per week
  • be licensed to operate a business in Ontario

 

Employers will receive a maximum of $2,000 to hire and retain youth as follows:

  • $1,000 upon hiring followed by an additional $1,000 retention payment at 6 months in the job.
  • These payments are for employers who are not currently benefiting from an incentive through ES

                                                                                                                                 

    Important to Note:

  • Employers can only receive this incentive for clients that are identified by a service provider (Northwest Employment Works)
  • An employer can only receive the incentive for the same individual once

Youth Job Connection (YJC) Stream                                                                                                      

To qualify for Employing Young Talent Incentive, the employer must:

  • hire the YJC participant for a job that averages at least 20 hours per week through the Job Matching and Placement component of the YJC program
  • retain the hired YJC participant in a job that averages at least 20 hours per week for three months after the employment start-date,if job-matched,
  • or three months after the completion of the job placement
  • retain the hired YJC participant in a job that averages at least 20 hours per week for six months after the employment start-date,
  • if job-matched, or six months after the completion of the job placement ,
  •  be licensed to operate in Ontario and provide the job in Ontario

 

 Employers will receive a maximum of $2,000 to hire and retain youth as follows:

For the Youth Job Connection (YJC) program,

  • a retention payment of $1,000.00 would be payable after 3 months
  • a second payment of $1000.00 would be payable if the youth is still actively employed with the YJC employer after 6 months
  • This retention payment would be in addition to existing employer incentives eligible under YJC.

 


More information about EYTI Program can be found here:

http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/publications/eyti-employer-qs-as-en.pdf

http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/programs/eyti.html

 

Contact your local Northwest Employment Works (NEW) office today to learn more!