Did you know? Approximately 70% of residents in our community hold a post-secondary qualification.
Whitchurch-Stouffville is home to a highly educated and talented workforce. A talented workforce is the foundation of an innovative local economy and our community is full of great people waiting to work for your business.
Annually, the Town in partnership with Teva Canada, SIT, Yorkworks Employment Services and the Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce hold the Stouffville Professional and Technical Career Fair. This Career Fair is intended to match our local talented workforce with local employers who are hiring. There are many benefits to working where you live!
Yorkworks Employment Services provides businesses with staffing, screening and recruitment support.
This grant is a key source of funding to support Ontario employers to develop their workforce through employer-driven training. The COJG provides direct financial assistance to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their workers.
Key features of this grant include:
- Potential Funding to support Ontario employers to invest in professional development of their current workforce (or a potential new employee)
- Have two thirds of direct training costs to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee paid by the Government of Ontario
- Employers will only be expected to contribute one third of the direct training costs
It is important to note that training must be delivered in Ontario by a third party (such as a Community College, School Board, Registered Private College, Union or Product Vendor) and training is not to exceed one year in duration. Some eligible training costs include: tuition or other training provider fees, textbooks, software, tools, equipment, mandatory student fees and examination fees. The grant will not be taxable to individuals if the employer pays the tuition. Employers who receive the grant will be required to declare the grant as revenue on their tax return.
For more information about this grant, please contact:
111 Sandiford Dr. | Mezzanine Level | Stouffville ON | L4A 0Z9
905.640.2352 ext 2808