Hiring Incentive Program for Ontario Employers

The Employer Hiring Incentive program is a hiring or training incentive offered through your local Employment Ontario Service Provider to employers who are hiring new employees. This financial support is available to help to offset some of the costs of providing on-the-job training and work experience.

  • Financial incentive: Up to $6,000 per employee

To qualify, employers must:

  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario;
  • Place trainees on their company’s payroll and provide the same employment terms, conditions and benefits as for all regular employees;
  • Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act;
  • Maintain appropriate WSIB or alternate workplace safety insurance coverage;
  • Have adequate third party general liability insurance;
  • Comply with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other elevant standards;
  • Comply with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation.

Interested? For next steps:
Contact your local provider. Employment Ontario Service Providers will help you find out if you are eligble, how much support you can expect to receive and assist you with your application. Click here to find the office nearest to you in York Region.
Want to find out more about wage and training subsidies available to Ontario employers? Download our free, interactive eBook.
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