Employer Eligibility for Placement Programs

Employer Eligibility Criteria for:  Employment Service, Youth Job Connection, Youth Employment Connection-Summer

  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Comply with all applicable legislation, including federal and provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards, Occupational Health and safety Act and the Employment Standards Act, freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation
  • Provide the placement in Ontario
  • Maintain appropriate WSIB or alternate workplace safety insurance coverage and have adequate third party general liability insurance as advised by its insurance broker
  • NOT hire his or her immediate family members, such as parent, spouse, sibling or child as a trainee
  • NOT be receiving government funds from any other source for the same training placement
  • NOT use placement services to replace existing or laid-off employees

Employers must also commit to:

  • Developing a relevant training/work experience plan that will help the trainee achieve their labour market/employment goal, and help the employer develop their business goals
  • Providing feedback and assessments of the trainee’s skills level
  • Having potential for long-term employment/contract position for the trainee
  • Demonstrating the ability to provide the trainee with adequate supervision, and the training described in the training plan
  • Place trainees on the company’s payroll and provide the same employment in terms, conditions, and benefits as for all regular employees

In addition to the above, for the Youth Job Connection (YJC) and the Youth Job Connection-Summer (YJC-S) Programs:

The employer has been identified as being “youth friendly” (i.e. has strong ties with schools and other community supports, has leadership involvement in youth organizations, has supported youth trainees in the past).