Employer Eligibility for Placement Programs

  • To participate in placements, employers must:
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Comply with all applicable legislation, including federal/provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Employment Standards Act, freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation.
  • The Employment Service Placement position must be in Ontario
  • Maintain appropriate WSIB or alternate workplace safety insurance coverage and have adequate third-party general liability insurance
  • 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
  • NOT be an EO Employment Service service provider.
  • As well, employers must commit to:
    • Developing a relevant training plan that will help the participants achieve their employment goal and the help the employer achieve their business goals, in conjunction with the service provider and participant
    • Providing feedback and assessments of a participant’s skills level, where required
    • Having the potential for long-term employment/contract position for the participant post placement
    • Demonstrating the ability to provide the participant with adequate supervision and the training/work experience described in the Employment Service Training Plan
    • Placing the participant on the company’s payroll and providing the same employment 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).