UHC understands that there are a lot of moving parts to a healthy business. We offer local employers the chance to benefit from our expertise in screening potential employees or in navigating the use of government programs. With our help, you can support the community and see your business flourish too!
Canada Ontario Job Grant
The Canada Ontario Job Grant gives your business funding to help train your team members. You choose the employee; you choose the training! UHC can help your business apply for funding up to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee. This funding can be used for training such as: tuition and fees, or even textbooks and materials.
In order to qualify, your business must:
- Be a registered business of the Province of Ontario
- Contribute at least 1/6 to half of training costs (dependent on the size of the business)
- Employ the worker you plan to train
- Have insurance, and comply with labour and human rights legislation
- NOT already be receiving government funding to train the same employee
The employee you choose to train must:
- Be a current employee
- Have an employer to sponsor them
- Be a resident of Ontario
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
- Not be already taking full-time education or training
Job Matching, Placement, and Financial Incentives
Our skilled Job Developers can help you screen job seekers for your open positions, arrange job placement programs in your workplace, or access available financial incentives that support on-the-job training and work experience opportunities for participants. Contact us today to learn more about how UHC can help you, help the community.Connect with UHC
If you are thinking of offering apprenticeships through your workplace, our Job Developers can help you navigate the requirements and expectations outlined by Employment Ontario and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. For an overview of apprenticeship in Ontario, please click here.Connect with UHC
Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI)
Ontario’s new Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) is being offered to small businesses (fewer than 100 employees) who hire and retain youth 15 to 29 years old through Employment Service.
An employer will benefit from hiring a young person. Through the Employing Young Talent Incentive, an employer will receive incentives of $1,000 to $2,000 as follows:
For Employment Service (ES)-assisted youth clients matched with a small business (less than 100 employees) between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018, the employer will receive a $1,000 retention payment at three months followed by a $1,000 retention payment at six months.
For ES-assisted youth clients matched with a small business after April 1, 2018, the employer will receive $1,000 upon hiring, followed by an additional $1,000 retention payment at six months in the job.
To be eligible to receive the EYTI benefit for hiring a young person, the employer must:
- Prove they are licensed to operate in Ontario
- Comply with workplace, human rights, and labour legislation
- Have workplace safety and liability insurance
- Offer job opportunities taking place in Ontario
Offered year-round; dates and times vary
Throughout the year, UHC offers a variety of workshops that focus on current events and issues relevant to Ontario employers. Check out our upcoming events today!Find a Workshop
UHC has developed a program to meet the immediate needs of workers who will lose their jobs due to plant closures or downsizing. As a conscientious employer, you can choose to partner with UHC in advance of a closure to help transition your employees into the current labour market. Our counsellors will coach each employee to help them determine which of their skills can be quickly put to use in the current job market or to help arrange further training so that they are not missing future employment opportunities. Together, we can help them move onto their next job or career.Connect with UHC