Grants for Employers, Hiring Support & Job Boards

Grants for Employers

Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

The Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.

The program provides employers with wage subsidies to hire post-secondary students for paid work experiences. Students in turn benefit with quality work experience so they can secure employment in their chosen fields of study.

Applications are now open for SWPP. Program funding reimburses eligible employers for 75% of wages (to a maximum of $7,500) for each placement.

Click here to learn more about eligibility and apply today!

Provincial Micro-credentials Support: Budget 2020 

Ontario Budget 2020: Protect, Support, Recover includes $100M in funding for skills training programs directed towards Ontarians disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Committed to modernizing Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system through a skilled trades strategy and committed to $59.5M over three years to support Ontario’s micro-credentialing strategy intended to provide rapid training opportunities for interested applications to acquire in-demand skills.

Specifically, the new funding will be used to create an online portal to access micro-credentialing training opportunities, incentivizing the development of micro-credential opportunities that reflect labour demands, promote micro-credentials to prospective learners and employers, and establish a virtual passport that issues and tracks quality-assured micro-credential programs.

Reskilling is essential to the rapid re-employment of workers that have been displaced during COVID-19. The government’s decision to move forward with a micro credential strategy will help employers and prospective employees adapt to quickly changing labour market needs with more demand-driven programming.

More information to come…

Job Boards and Training Resources

Fedcap Inc.
Fedcap Inc., has been selected to help people in Hamilton-Niagara catchment area on their journey towards sustainable employment. Fedcap Inc. is set to oversee the delivery of the Government of Ontario’s new, more locally-responsive, employment services as of April 1, 2020.

The new employment services system, funded by the Government of Ontario, will be focused on providing tailored support for those seeking  sustainable work. To do so effectively, Fedcap Inc. and its network of accomplished service providers are poised to align our programs to meet the needs of local employers.

For more information visit their website – or if you have jobs to post, contact Grant Collins at


Industry Education Council of Hamilton
High School students are experiencing a major disruption to their education due to COVID-19, as you are also dealing with new challenges for your business.

The IEC of Hamilton would like to help you and the students. If your business can use a ‘virtual worker’, please consider a virtual co-op student over the summer. This situation might also be the case for Semester 1 this Fall 2020.

The IEC will coordinate the logistics on your behalf with the school boards. Please let us know if you are interested. We can answer any questions or concerns before you actually commit. Contact us at:  


Job Bank
Job Bank is Canada’s national employment service in cooperation with Ontario and other provincial and territorial governments. It helps Canadians to find work and plan their careers and makes it easier for employers to recruit and hire across the country.


Employment Ontario
Employment Ontario can help you get training, build skills or find a job. Employment Ontario will also help employers train their staff and find the talent they need.


Ontario Workforce Planning Boards
Workforce planning boards gather intelligence about the supply and demand of local labour markets by working with employers to identify and meet their current and emerging skills needs. Learn more about the 24 Workforce Planning Areas across Ontario.


Connect with prospective employees and profile your company on the Industry Education Council’s (IEC) EdgeFactor. This us your organization’s voice into the community, promoting your business and careers. Get started today!