Ontario is helping young people find jobs and supporting employers by providing businesses with financial incentives to hire youth aged 15 to 29.
Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, made the announcement today at Morello's Independent Grocer in Peterborough alongside Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
The Employing Young Talent Incentive helps young people find jobs by offering:
Ontario's plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“We are making it easier for young people to find jobs with small businesses in Ontario, obtaining valuable experiences that will help kick-start their careers. Our plan is focused on creating opportunities for everyone, regardless of the barriers they might face, building strong foundations for our thriving local communities.”
“Ontario is filled with talented, skilled young people ready to start a career and contribute to their communities. These incentives will help employers recognize the potential of young workers, providing Ontario’s next generation with valuable learning and training opportunities as they enter the workforce they will help build for years to come.”
“We are pleased to be part of this innovative new program that will assist youth starting their careers, while supporting local employers. Small business is vital to the economic health of this community.”
“Our staff are an important part of our business and what we do here, helping us deliver exceptional customer service to our customers. We are happy to work with Employment Ontario to help young people in Peterborough find a job that they can be proud of.”
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