Employing Young Talent Incentive

Effective March 31, 2019, the Employing Young Talent Incentive has been discontinued.

The government announced through the 2017 Fall Economic Statement that over the next three years, it will invest more than $500 million in new initiatives to promote economic growth and lower costs for small businesses.

As part of this work, the government is investing $124M over three years in new incentives to help small businesses and employers hire and retain youth aged 15-29. The intent of these measures is to help small businesses better compete, grow and invest, while helping young people find meaningful employment and take their first steps towards building a career.

These incentives will be delivered through the existing Employment Ontario network, specifically, through the Employment Service and Youth Job Connection programs, starting on January 1, 2018 and conclude March 31, 2020.

This information is intended for use by EO service providers to help them in discussion with employers interested in the Employing Young Talent Incentive.


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