Ontario Job Creation Partnership Program

The Ontario Job Creation Partnership Program was created to help employers hire an unemployed job seeker to gain new skills and work experience while working on a new business project that benefits the community and local economy. Your local Employment Ontario Service Provider can help you get started.

  • Financial incentive: The employee’s salary will be subsidized by EI benefits for up to 52 weeks.

Who are eligible sponsors (employers?)
The following organizations are eligible to provide work experience through this program:

  • Businesses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Crown corporations
  • Municipalities or provincial/territorial governments
  • First Nations councils
  • Public health and educational institutions

What type of projects are eligible?

  • Should be finite in nature and incremental to the sponsors normal activities
  • Should provide a benefit to the community or the local economy
  • Should provide participants with a meaningful work experience .
  • Within their ability to do so, sponsors should share in the cost of the project

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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