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Hiring Incentives

Hiring Incentives

Any employer who is employing an Employment Ontario-Ottawa client and who meets the eligibility criteria outlined below may be eligible for Hiring Incentives to remove barriers to employment for clients. To be eligible for hiring incentives, employers must:

  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario.
  • Comply with applicable legislation and maintain appropriate insurance.
  • Not be a Service System Manager or Employment Ontario Service Provider.
  • Not use funding to hire family members.
  • Not be currently receiving other funds (federal, provincial, or municipal, etc.) for the same job.
  • Maintain appropriate WSIB or alternate workplace safety insurance coverage and have adequate third-party general liability insurance as advised by its insurance broker.
  • Not use hiring incentives to replace existing or laid-off employees.

Supports to employers are intended to remove barriers to suitable clients’ participation in employment. Funding is available for:

  • Supports for on the job accommodation(s), except for those that are required to be covered by the employer under the AODA.
  • Wage subsidy to offset costs for onboarding requirements.
  • Retention incentives for achievement of employment milestone.