WEsearch Programs

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I am a business.

Ok, you’re a business in Windsor-Essex who wants help navigating the various programs and services available to employers.

What kind of help are you looking for?

I need support for my new business.

Ok, so you’re an entrepreneur who is either at the idea, start-up, or grow phase, and you’re looking for help. This section will focus on supports specific to entrepreneurs like you.

What kind of help do you want?

Grants and loans for new businesses

Ok, you’re an entrepreneur looking for business startup or growth funding.

Remember to also check out the other sections of this online tool for more specific grants and loans that target specific business growth activities like hiring, exporting, etc.

Select from the choices below to see what organizations and programs are best suited to help you and your business.

Market Readiness Fund

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On behalf of the Government of Ontario, OCE supports early-stage companies that are raising pre-seed and seed investments (total round sizes range from $500,000 to $2 million). Market Readiness is a competitive co-investment fund.  With more than 300 companies considered for funding each year, OCE completes 30-40 investments a year.

Eligibility

  • Companies that have raised less than $1 million in third-party capital (excludes friends and family) are eligible for their first MR investment.
  • Incorporated for no more than five years (Ontario or Canadian for-profit incorporation) and have principal operations in Ontario
  • Currently or previously affiliated with a campus linked accelerator, incubator, or on-campus entrepreneurship activities in Ontario, or currently or previously affiliated with a Regional Innovation Centre and have previously received funding from other OCE programs (excluding the TalentEdge Program).
  • Companies with their team/IP origin at a university (“university spin-out”), college or research hospital are also eligible, even if not Campus-Linked Accelerator-affiliated.

 

Learn more about Market Readiness Fund at https://marketreadiness.oce-ontario.org/.

 

Contact:

Jeff Van Heumen
Business Development Manager and Automotive Sector Lead
(226) 235-0444
Jeff.vanHeumen@oce-ontario.org

Fuel Injection Program

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Your advanced manufacturing or social innovation business could access support services and up to $30,000 in seed funding for growth projects.

To be eligible, your business must:

  • Be incorporated and headquartered in Southern Ontario
  • Match the financial contribution
  • Be a start-up that has generated revenues or secured investments, or has fewer than 50 employees
  • Have a high growth opportunity with the potential to address Canadian or global markets

Eligible activities include:

  • Innovating new products or services
  • Optimizing your processes
  • Making capital purchases
  • Reducing costs through energy, water or waste innovations

For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, visit Innovation Guelph’s website at www.innovationguelph.ca.

Futurpreneur Grant

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Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization providing pre-launch coaching expertise, online business resources, financing, and industry-leading mentoring to help you start your own successful business.

Futurpreneur Canada supports businesses of all kinds – skilled trades, technology, retail, services, and everything in between by providing support from the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey right through to all of your milestones. The program supports young entrepreneurs by providing a loan of $20,000 to start business for individuals age 18 to 39. Those who qualify can also apply for an additional $40,000 through the Futurepreneur-BDC Start-Up Financing Program. Find out more about Futurpreneur financing programs and your eligibility. http://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/resources/

Futurpreneur also supports young entrepreneurs by connecting them with an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage, and grow your business. Mentors provide business advice, as well as support and encouragement, to help young entrepreneurs remain focused on what is important for the success of their business. Find out more about being hand-matched with a Futurpreneur Canada mentor or about volunteering as a Futurpreneur Canada mentor. http://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/mentoring/

Contact:

Sabrina DeMarco, Small Business Centre
(519) 253-6900 | sdemarco@windsoressexsmallbusiness.com

Rise Asset Development Loan

The small business lending program includes financing, mentorship, and support to launch or grow your business for individuals who self-identify themselves as having a mental health and/or addiction challenge.

Rise offers low-interest business loans based on your stage of business development, viability of the business concept, and capacity to re-pay. Eligible entrepreneurs can access loans up to $10,000 throughout Ontario, with an average initial loan size in the $3,000 to $4,000 range.

  • We offer a low interest rate and average loan term is 3 years.
  • Repayment starts 30 days post-loan disbursement.
  • Our loans do not require security or a guarantee and there are absolutely no hidden fees at all.
  • For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, visit Rise Asset Development’s website at www.risehelps.ca or contact their office in London.

Contact:

(519) 659 2882 ext. 225
519 659 2882 ext. 223

EMAIL
david@riseassetdevelopment.ca

SmartStart Seed Funding

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The SmartStart Seed Fund supports seed financing and funding for entrepreneurship skills training to help grow start-up companies and make them investment- and customer-ready.

SmartStart is co-funded by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and the Government of Ontario, as part of its Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy.

Funding is up to $30,000, including up to $7,500 for entrepreneurship skills training and professional advisory services within the seed funding amount.

Eligibility

Start-Up Company:

  • For-profit, incorporated for up to four years
  • Based in an eligible Southern Ontario Census Division
  • Has less than $250,000 in revenue and/or investment combined
  • Endorsed by a Regional Innovation Centre (RIC), OCE-supported Campus-Linked Accelerator (CLA) or OCE-supported On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program recipient.
  • Actively engaged (for a minimum of four months within the past 12 months) and/or recently accepted into a program involving a selection process (such as an accelerator, a bootcamp/pitch competition winner, recipient of an embedded executive, etc.) with the endorsing RIC, CLA or OCEA

Applicant

Canadian citizen or permanent resident, at least 18 years old
Holds equity and key position in the company

Contact:

Jeff Van Heumen
Business Development Manager and Automotive Sector Lead
(226) 235-0444
Jeff.vanHeumen@oce-ontario.org

Social Enterprise Grants and Loans

Ok, you’re a social enterprise business looking for grants or loans to help your business grow.

Select from the choices below to see what organization or program can best help you.

Fuel Injection Program

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Your advanced manufacturing or social innovation business could access support services and up to $30,000 in seed funding for growth projects.

To be eligible, your business must:

  • Be incorporated and headquartered in Southern Ontario
  • Match the financial contribution
  • Be a start-up that has generated revenues or secured investments, or has fewer than 50 employees
  • Have a high growth opportunity with the potential to address Canadian or global markets

Eligible activities include:

  • Innovating new products or services
  • Optimizing your processes
  • Making capital purchases
  • Reducing costs through energy, water or waste innovations

For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, visit Innovation Guelph’s website at www.innovationguelph.ca.

Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund

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The Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund enables social entrepreneurs and innovators to grow their world-changing enterprises with access to capital and CSI’s existing programming and services.

  • Offers loans to social enterprises with existing revenues that require growth capital.
  • Provides loans (5% – 8%) of $5,000 – $25,000 to revenue-generating social enterprises.
  • Up to a 5 year term.
  • For members of CSI (you can still apply if you are not a member but you will need to become a member once you are approved), offering a range of supports.
  • Undertakes a full impact assessment of the investments over a two-year period.

 

For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, visit the Centre for Social Innovation’s website at socialinnovation.org.

RBC’s Investing for Impact

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The RBC Generator aims to generate market, or near-market, returns by investing in Canadian for-profit businesses and third-party funds tackling social or environmental challenges. Investment opportunities are evaluated based on their potential to deliver long-term financial return, as well as benefits in at least one of our four strategic areas.

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Employment
  • Education

The RBC Generator makes debt and equity investments from $100,000 to $1 million through a flexible range of structures. They will also consider follow-up investments for organizations with proven scalability that require additional financing.

For more information, including program details and how to apply, visit rbc.com.

Social Venture Exchange (SVX)

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The SVX is a local, impact first platform connecting impact ventures, funds, and investors in order to catalyze new debt and equity investment capital for local ventures that have demonstrable social and/or environmental impact, including nonprofits, co-operatives, and for-profit corporations.

SVX helps social enterprise businesses find and connect with an investor to generate the capital they need to succeed.

For more information visit SVX’s website at www.svx.ca

Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund

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Young people are brimming with innovative ideas to tackle the complex challenges that confront today’s society. Yet without an established credit history, assets, and business experience required by traditional investment models, young social entrepreneurs face challenges securing the necessary funding to accomplish their goals.

Investors are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with their current investment portfolio and opportunities. They want their investments to earn financial returns while simultaneously positively impacting the world.

We bridge the gap between the needs of young social entrepreneurs and impact investors by:

  • Providing young social entrepreneurs with financing and resources that facilitate successful venture growth,
  • Offering investment opportunities that generate financial returns and positive impact.

We finance investments using an instrument called the Revenue Reach, an alternative to traditional debt and equity that better aligns the interests of investors and entrepreneurs.

For more information, including how to apply, visit the Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund website at youthsocialinnovation.org.

Cooperation Council of Ontario (francophone focus)

The Ontario Cooperation Council is an Ontario nonprofit social enterprise founded in 1964. We are working to ensure the promotion, sustainable development and innovation of cooperatives and social enterprises (which we call all collective enterprises) Ontario, we are leading players in community economic development, we are doing research and social innovation, and we are experts in organizational management.

Our priorities for action and services provided:

Development of cooperatives and social enterprises

  • Marketing studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Business plan
  • Development of regulations and internal policies
  • strategic plans, work plans and indicators to measure the perfomance
  • Human Resource Management
  • budgets
  • advances in entrepreneurship and management training
  • Development of management and control tools
  • Organization of foundation meetings and general meetings

Community Economic Development

  • Strategic planning
  • Chairing meetings, forums, workshops, etc.
  • Management of organizations
  • Third-party for the delivery of programs and services
  • Requests for funds
  • Assessment of organizational vitality
  • Evaluation of the social impact related SDGs

Search and social innovation

  • Program Evaluation
  • Contractual delivery of programs, projects in French and English services for organizations
  • Business Incubators
  • Social Impact Measurement
  • social Finance
  • collective business management online training modules
  • Support in business succession
  • Organizational management

International affairs

For more information about The Ontario Cooperation Council or to book an appointment, contact our Windsor’s office or visit our website : www.cco.coop

Contact

Clément Panzavolta
Senior Development Officer
(519) 256-9722
Clement.panzavolta@cco.coop

Location

1010 Avenue University West, Suite 101
Windsor, ON N9A 5S4

Starter Company Plus Grant

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Starter Company Plus is an Ontario government program that provides entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge they need to start and grow their own business.

As a Starter Company Plus entrepreneur, you get:

  • One-on-one guidance from the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre
  • Business workshops on topics including business plan development and cash flow strategies, developing and executing a marketing plan and growing your business with confidence
  • Grant of up to $5,000
  • 3 months of mentoring with the Small Business Centre
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to our drop-in coworking space

 

For more information about the Starter Company program, visit the Small Business Centre’s website at www.windsoressexsmallbusiness.com/startercompany or contact their office.

Contact:

Sabrina DeMarco at
519-253-6900 or sdemarco@windsoressexsmallbusiness.com
Small Business Centre

Summer Company Grant

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Summer Company is an Ontario government program that provides young people aged 15-29 with the resources and knowledge they need to start and run a new summer business.

As a Summer Company entrepreneur, you get:

  • Startup money to kick-off a new summer business
  • Hands-on business training, advice, and mentorship from local business leaders
  • An award of up to $3,000

For more information about the Summer Company program, visit the Small Business Centre’s website at www.windsoressexsmallbusiness.com or contact their office.

Contact:

Myrtle Donnipad
Youth and Entrepreneurship Advisor
Windsor-Essex Small Business Centre
(519) 253-6900 ext. 2234
mdonnipad@windsoressexsmallbusiness.com

Legal assistance

Ok, you’re an entrepreneur looking for some kind of legal assistance.

Select from the choices below to see what organization is best suited to help you.

Mentorship

Ok, you’re an entrepreneur who would like to take advantage of business mentoring programs.

Select from the choices below to see what organization is best suited to help you and your business grow.

 

Office or Production Space

Ok, so you’re an entrepreneur looking for physical space for your business.

What kind of space are you looking for?

Office Space

Ok, you’re an entrepreneur looking for office space.

Select from the choices below to see what organization can best help you.

Production Space

Ok, you’re an entrepreneur looking for production space.

Select from the choices below to see what organization can best help you.

On-Campus Supports for Entrepreneurs

Ok, you’re an entrepreneur who is starting or growing your business while you’re attending post-secondary education.

Are you attending St. Clair College or the University of Windsor?

Ontario’s Small Business Access Service

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The province has also launched a new program called Small Business Access, which will provide resources online and over the phone to make it easier for small businesses to interact with the government and get the supports they need. The government is partnering with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and working with small businesses to promote awareness of this new dedicated service.

Online support can be accessed by visiting: www.ontario.ca/page/small-business-access

For support by phone, call 1-866-668-4249.

TTY/Teletypewriter (for the hearing impaired):
Toll-free: 1-800-268-7095

I need help with research, development, and commercialization

Ok, so you’re a business looking for help researching, developing, or commercializing a new product or process.

What kind of help do you want?

Tax Credits

Ok, you’re a business who wants information on tax credits relating to research, development, or commercialization activities.

Select from the options below to learn more about what tax credits are available to help your business.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada.

Highlights

Generally, a Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) can earn a refundable input tax credit (ITC) at the enhanced rate of 35% on qualified SR&ED expenditures, up to a maximum threshold of $3 million. This 35% ITC is 100% refundable on qualified SR&ED expenditures and 40% refundable on qualified SR&ED capital expenditures incurred before 2014.

A CCPC can also earn a non-refundable ITC at the basic rate of 15% on an amount over the $3 million threshold.

A CCPC that meets the definition of a qualifying corporation can earn a refundable ITC at the basic rate of 15% on an amount over the $3 million threshold, of which 40% can be refunded.

For more information about the SR&ED Program, including what you need to know to claim it, visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.

 

Contact:

Jody Wipp
(519) 973-5604
jody.wipp@cra.gc.ca
General Inquiry Line: (905) 566-6010

Ontario Innovation Tax Credit

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The Ontario Innovation Tax Credit allows qualifying corporations to claim a refundable tax credit for qualified expenditures on scientific research and experimental development performed in Ontario.

  • For taxation years that commence after May 31, 2016, the tax credit rate is 8%.
  • The tax credit rate is prorated for taxation years straddling June 1, 2016.
  • For taxation years that end before June 1, 2016, the tax credit rate is 10%.

Program Highlights

Based on an expenditure limit of $3 million:

  • For taxation years that commence after May 31, 2016, the maximum tax credit amount is $240,000
  • The maximum tax credit amount is prorated for taxation years straddling June 1, 2016, and
  • For taxation years that end before June 1, 2016, the maximum tax credit amount is $300,000.

The expenditure limit is gradually reduced if:

  • Federal taxable income of the prior tax year exceeds $500,000 and is totally eliminated at $800,000, or
  • The prior year’s taxable capital exceeds $25 million and is totally eliminated at $50 million.

Associated corporations must share the expenditure limit. The limit is also reduced for a short tax year based on the number of days in the tax year, in proportion to 365.

For more information, including how to claim the tax credit, visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance’s website at www.fin.gov.on.ca.

Ontario Business Research Institute Tax Credit

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The Ontario Business Research Institute Tax Credit allows eligible corporations to claim a 20% refundable tax credit for qualified expenditures on scientific research and experimental development work performed in Ontario under contract with eligible research institutes.

Small businesses may claim this tax credit and the Ontario innovation tax credit on qualified expenditures.

Qualified expenditures are capped at $20 million annually. The maximum annual tax credit is $4 million.

For more information, including eligibility and what you need to know to claim the tax credit, visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance website at www.fin.gov.on.ca.

Ontario Research and Development Tax Credit

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The Ontario Research and Development Tax Credit allows qualifying corporations to claim a non-refundable tax credit on eligible scientific research and experimental development expenditures performed in Ontario to reduce their Ontario corporate income tax payable.

  • For taxation years that commence after May 31, 2016, the tax credit rate is 3.5%.
  • The tax credit rate is prorated for taxation years straddling June 1, 2016.
  • For taxation years that end before June 1, 2016, the tax credit rate is 4.5%.

For more information, including eligibility and what you need to know to claim the tax credit, visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance website at www.fin.gov.on.ca.

Ontario Tax Exemption for Commercialization

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If you are a newly established corporation in certain sectors, you could be eligible for a refund of the corporate income tax and corporate minimum tax your business paid in its first 10 taxation years.

Eligibility

You need to operate in:

  • Advanced health
  • Bioeconomy (including clean energy technologies)
  • Telecommunications, computer or digital technologies production

You also:

  • Must be incorporated between March 25, 2008 and March 24, 2012
  • Cannot be formed by way of an amalgamation or merger
  • Must be commercializing intellectual property developed at a Canadian university or college

For more information about the exemption program and how to apply, visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance website at www.ontario.ca.

Grant and Loan Programs

Ok, you’re a business who wants more information about grants and loans that support research, development, and/or commercialization activities.

Select from the options below to learn more about what programs are available to help your business.

Business Research & Development with Academia

Ok, you’re a business who wants to know what grant or loan programs might exist to conduct business research with a Canadian College or University.

Select from the options below to learn more about what research organizations and programs are available to help your business.

College and Community Innovation Program – Engage Grants (NSERC)

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The Engage Grant supports short term R&D projects to solve a problem specific to the company. Project funding, up to a maximum of $25,000, is paid to the researchers for the six-month duration of the project. The partnering company must be involved in the project and provide in kind support. Any IP developed during the project belongs to the company.

Academic applicant required, funding given to academic institution (e.g. St. Clair College)
For more information, visit: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/CCIEngage-ICCEngagement_eng.asp.

Contact:
Peter Wawrow
(519) 972-2727 ext. 5311
pwawrow@stclaircollege.ca

Alliance Grants – University (NSERC)

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Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Alliance Grants range from $20,000-$1 million from 1-5 years in duration. Support ranges from 50% to 90% (based on size of business).

For more information, visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/alliance-alliance/index_eng.asp.

Contact:
Heather Pratt
University of Windsor
(519) 253-3000 ext. 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1-877-767-1767

Mitacs

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If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, you’ve come to the right place.

Take your company to the next level with Mitacs.

The research needed to grow your business requires talent, time and budget. But finding the ideal combination of these three elements can be a challenge. Mitacs helps you to bridge those gaps. We connect companies with university researchers for innovative projects, ensuring you achieve measurable ROI on your research and development. We spend time understanding your business needs, find the right talent to work on the solution and provide financial support, up to 55% of the project cost. For more information, visit www.mitacs.ca.

Accelerate

Solve your research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. Internships start at four months and can scale up as much as you need — your financial contribution starts at $7,500.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate#business.

Accelerate International

Mitacs Accelerate International supports bilateral research collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and abroad. Interns at Canadian universities can undertake projects in Mitacs’s partner countries. Interns from Mitacs’s partner countries can undertake projects in Canada.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate/mitacs-accelerate-international.

Contact:

Katie Facecchia
Business Development
(519) 560-1582
kfacecchia@mitacs.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

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If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

For more information about the programs offered by NSERC, visit their website by clicking one of the categories below.

General Contact:

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1 877-767- 1767

University of Windsor Contact: 
Heather Pratt
(519) 253-3000 ext 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Space Technology Development Program

Canadian Space Agency LogoThe Space Technology Development Program (STDP) of the Canadian Space Agency has the mandate to support the development, sustainment, and enhancement of industrial technological capabilities in the space domain that are of strategic importance to Canada. The STDP is a non-repayable contribution to support the development of industrial capabilities. It is intended to support the industry’s responsiveness to future market demand and the maintenance of its global competitiveness.

Eligible recipients are limited to for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada, although universities and not-for-profit organizations can be included in the work as subcontractors but are not eligible as recipients of the contribution agreements.

For more information, visit the Canadian Space Agency’s website or contact their office.

Contact

info@asc-csa.gc.ca
1-405-926-4800

Sustainable Development Technology Fund

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SDTC’s mandate is to fund projects that support Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) advancing innovative technologies that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits in one or more of the following areas: climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.

We do this by providing non-repayable contributions to successful applicants. To be eligible for funding, applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian company developing a new and novel technology with significant and quantifiable environmental benefits that will provide a significant retained Canadian benefit following execution of the project.
  • Have a defined project and be looking to demonstrate a pre-commercial technology.
  • Have a strong end-user, value proposition and be able to validate the market and commercialization potential of the technology.
  • Form a consortium that includes at least one other partner (recommended that applicants seek partners who are either end users or able to validate the need and market for the technology).

For more information, visit Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s website at www.sdtc.ca.

Strategic Innovation Fund

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The Strategic Innovation Fund allocates repayable and non-repayable contributions to firms of all sizes across all of Canada’s industrial and technology sectors. The program has a budget of $1.26 billion over five years. It consolidates and simplifies the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative, Technology Demonstration Program, Automotive Innovation Fund and Automotive Supplier Innovation Program.

The Strategic Innovation Fund’s objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada. Specifically, it serves to simplify application processes, accelerate processing, and provide assistance that is more responsive and focused on results.

The program has five Streams, each with its own precise objective:

  • Stream 1: Encourage R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes and services;
  • Stream 2: Facilitate the growth and expansion of firms in Canada;
  • Stream 3: Attract and retain large scale investments to Canada; and
  • Stream 4: Advance industrial research, development and technology demonstration through collaboration between academia, non-profit organizations and the private sector.
  • Stream 5: Supporting national ecosystems.

For more information, visit the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s website or contact their office.

Contact:

1-800-328-6189

or

Liana Daltoe
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
(519) 562-8492
liana.daltoe@canada.ca

Business Research & Development Without Academia

Ok, you’re a business who wants to know what grant or loan programs might exist to support innovative research. These programs do not require collaboration with a research institute.

Select from the options below to learn more about what research opportunities are available to help your business.

Space Technology Development Program

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The Space Technology Development Program (STDP) of the Canadian Space Agency has the mandate to support the development, sustainment, and enhancement of industrial technological capabilities in the space domain that are of strategic importance to Canada. The STDP is a non-repayable contribution to support the development of industrial capabilities. It is intended to support the industry’s responsiveness to future market demand and the maintenance of its global competitiveness.

Eligible recipients are limited to for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada, although universities and not-for-profit organizations can be included in the work as subcontractors but are not eligible as recipients of the contribution agreements.

For more information, contact their office or visit the Canadian Space Agency’s website at https://asc-csa.gc.ca/.

Contact

info@asc-csa.gc.ca
1-405-926-4800

Strategic Innovation Fund

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The Strategic Innovation Fund allocates repayable and non-repayable contributions to firms of all sizes across all of Canada’s industrial and technology sectors. The program has a budget of $1.26 billion over five years. It consolidates and simplifies the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative, Technology Demonstration Program, Automotive Innovation Fund and Automotive Supplier Innovation Program.

The Strategic Innovation Fund’s objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada. Specifically, it serves to simplify application processes, accelerate processing, and provide assistance that is more responsive and focused on results.

The program has five Streams, each with its own precise objective:

  • Stream 1: Encourage R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes and services;
  • Stream 2: Facilitate the growth and expansion of firms in Canada;
  • Stream 3: Attract and retain large scale investments to Canada; and
  • Stream 4: Advance industrial research, development and technology demonstration through collaboration between academia, non-profit organizations and the private sector.
  • Stream 5: Supporting national ecosystems.

For more information, visit the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s website or contact their office.

Contact:

1-800-328-6189

or

Liana Daltoe
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
(519) 562-8492
liana.daltoe@canada.ca

Commercialization Programs

Ok, you’re a business who wants help to commercialize your product, which may include product testing, pre-commercialization, and adoptions programs.

Select from the options below to learn more about what programs are available to help your business.

Regional Innovation Ecosystem

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Funding under this stream helps to create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional networks that support business growth and innovation, as well as the entrepreneurial environment necessary for more innovative regional economies.

Applications can be submitted for non-repayable contributions from $500,000 up to $10 million per project.

Funding is available to:

  • Grow and sustain strategic clusters and consortia that support businesses to scale up and commercialize innovative products, technologies and services.
  • Enhance the development and reach of business incubators, accelerators, and other organizations, which support entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovative companies with high-growth potential.
  • Support projects led by innovation-oriented organizations to increase and promote business productivity and global competitiveness, and investment and talent attraction.
  • Leverage local advantages, institutions and infrastructure in rural areas.

For more information, visit: https://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/02474.html?OpenDocument

Contact:
Jeff King
(226) 339-2823
jeff.king@canada.ca
1-866-593-5505

Community Economic Development and Diversification

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Funding under this stream aims to generate sustainable, inclusive growth and help small and rural communities in southern Ontario to fully participate in, and benefit from economic opportunities.

Applications can be submitted for non-repayable contributions from $250,000 up to $5 million per project for not-for-profit organizations. No interest, repayable contributions from $250,000 up to $5 million per project for incorporated businesses, including Indigenous businesses.

Funding is available to:

  • Enhance business attraction, investment, retention and employment opportunities in southern Ontario communities.
  • Develop and expand collaborative efforts that strengthen regional competitiveness.
  • Support regional businesses, hubs and communities with the goal of economic diversification, integration and transformation.

For more information, visit: https://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/02475.html?OpenDocument.

Contact:
Jeff King
(226) 339-2823
jeff.king@canada.ca
1-866-593-5505

Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP funding)

CAP is a new five-year commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments that will support Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors. Strategic initiatives including cost-share funding will support projects in the following key priority areas, with research and innovation continuing to be a focus across all programming:

1. Economic development
2. Environmental stewardship to enhance water quality and soil health and
3. Protection and assurance to reinforce the foundation for public trust in the sector through improved assurance systems in food safety and plant and animal health.

Producers, Processors, and Other Businesses can apply for cost-share funding. Check website for intake dates. All businesses must complete the program enrollment form before applying for cost-share funding. Program guides are available at: www.ontarioprogramguides.net. Business can submit applications online at: www.ontarioprograms.net.

OMAFRA Contact:

Kevin Montgomery
Kevin.montgomery@ontario.ca
(519) 676-3325

Jeff Kinsella
jeff.kinsella@ontario.ca
(519) 674-1335

Innovative Solutions Canada’s Testing Stream

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Information for innovators

The ISC program will maintain the core elements of the former Build in Canada Program (BCIP) by buying late-stage pre-commercial products/services from Canadian innovators, testing them in real-life settings, and providing the innovators with valuable feedback.

For more information about the program, including priority areas and how to access the program, contact their office or visit the Government of Canada’s website at https://www.ic.gc.ca.

Subscribe to receive email updates for the latest information about the Testing Stream, including news regarding consolidation of the program and new Call for Proposals.

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Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research

 

 

 

 

DAIR (Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research) leverages Canada’s investment in the CANARIE national backbone research and education network to accelerate product development and market competitiveness of small and medium-sized Canadian companies (less than 500 employees). DAIR provides Canadian tech entrepreneurs access to free cloud-based (virtual) compute and storage resources.

CANARIE’s DAIR Program lets you:

  • Rev up product development and get to market faster
  • Reduce your product development costs
  • Show your prototype quickly to potential customers and investors
  • Have the freedom and flexibility to experiment in your design and development to discover the optimal way to build your product

For more information about DAIR, including how to apply online, visit CANARIE’s website.

Strategic Innovation Fund

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The Strategic Innovation Fund allocates repayable and non-repayable contributions to firms of all sizes across all of Canada’s industrial and technology sectors. The program has a budget of $1.26 billion over five years. It consolidates and simplifies the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative, Technology Demonstration Program, Automotive Innovation Fund and Automotive Supplier Innovation Program.

The Strategic Innovation Fund’s objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada. Specifically, it serves to simplify application processes, accelerate processing, and provide assistance that is more responsive and focused on results.

The program has five Streams, each with its own precise objective:

  • Stream 1: Encourage R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes and services;
  • Stream 2: Facilitate the growth and expansion of firms in Canada;
  • Stream 3: Attract and retain large scale investments to Canada; and
  • Stream 4: Advance industrial research, development and technology demonstration through collaboration between academia, non-profit organizations and the private sector.
  • Stream 5: Supporting national ecosystems.

For more information, visit the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s website or contact their office.

Contact:

1-800-328-6189

or

Liana Daltoe
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
(519) 562-8492
liana.daltoe@canada.ca

I need help with business operations and expansion.

Ok, you’re a business who wants help finding programs or grants to support business operations and or expansion.

What kind of help do you want?

Advisory Services

Ok, so you’re a business looking for advice.

Select from the options below to learn more about what advisory services are available to help your business grow.

Ontario Investment Services

Ontario’s one-stop source to business information, tailored investment solutions and valuable connections for investors looking to establish or expand their business in Ontario.

For more information, visit: https://www.investinontario.com/investment-services.

Contact:
info@investinOntario.com
1-800-819-8701

Innovation Advisors

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Our Innovation Advisors are located across Canada. They provide free, one-on-one assistance and use their industry experience and knowledge to help guide clients to the most appropriate innovation programs and services.

Innovation Advisors are entrepreneurs just like you! They have extensive networks, experience and expertise in a wide range of industrial sectors and plenty of success stories under their belts. They are familiar with the Innovation support eco-system in Canada because as executives and business owners, they have used many of the support programs that can help you too. Want to grow? Get in touch!

If you’re incorporated and creating a new innovative product, process or service, an innovation advisor can help you find funding, expertise, facilities and global opportunities.

For more information, visit: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/080.nsf/eng/h_00010.html.

Contact:
Rawl Banton
Innovation Advisor
Rawl.Banton@Canada.ca
(226) 821-2177

FedDev Ontario Small Business Centre

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Canada Business Ontario is now FedDev Ontario Small Business Services. The information and services remain the same.

For more information, including Business Guides, visit: http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/.

The City of Windsor’s Investor Support Program

City of Windsor LogoThe City of Windsor’s Investor Support Program (ISP) is a cross-functional service program that guides strategic investment through all aspects of city approvals and requirements.

The objective of the ISP is to work proactively with strategic projects. An investment is categorized as “strategic” based on its economic significance for Windsor. Examples of projects that may be eligible for the ISP may include developments that generate knowledge-based jobs, office-oriented/industrial business parks, and major redevelopments of existing vacant properties.

To be eligible for ISP, strategic projects must meet one or more of the following characteristics:

  • creates or retains a minimum of 50 jobs within the manufacturing sector or creates more than 20 jobs or retains a minimum of 35 jobs within any other targeted sector(s).
  • is a major tourism investment expected to draw a minimum annual attendance of 100,000 visitors;
  • is uniquely complex with multiple priorities and stakeholders; and,
  • adds to the diversification of the local economy by developing a targeted sector identified by the City.

The city’s Economic Development Officer is assigned to each strategic investment and works proactively with other departments and external agencies to guide projects through the municipal process. This includes, but is not limited to planning approvals, construction permits, licensing requirements, utilities, technology requirements, tax and fee estimations, etc.

Contact:

City of Windsor’s Economic Development Office
(519) 255-6100 ext. 6608
mjohnson@citywindsor.ca

Business Resources

Ok, so if you’re a business looking for things like business documents, zoning, licenses and property taxes, then you’re in the right place.

Select from the options below to get help with that item.

Agri-Food Initiatives Ontario Directory

An online collection of projects, programs, and policies courtesy of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) to help you support agriculture and food.

To view, click the topic button on the PDF linked below:
https://ofa.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Agri-Food-Initiatives-Directory-FINAL.pdf.

Magnet Today

Magnet is a not-for-profit, digital social innovation platform co-created by Ryerson University in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

Our mission is to accelerate inclusive economic growth for all in Canada by advancing careers, businesses and communities.

For more information, visit: https://magnet.today/.

BizPal Business Documents

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BizPaL is a collaborative effort between all three levels of government. It helps entrepreneurs generate a personalized list of the business permits and licences they need, for all levels of government, to start or grow their business. Based on some generic information that you provide about your business, you will generate a customized list of permits and licences that you may need from the municipal, provincial, and federal governments.

To access the BizPal tool, visit the City of Windsor’s BizPal website.

Business Licenses

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Visit the City of Windsor’s website to see whether your type of business requires a license to operate at www.citywindsor.ca.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the City.

Contact:

(519) 255-6200
licenses@citywindsor.ca

Property Tax Rebates & Relief

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For a complete list of property tax rebates and reliefs, including how to apply, visit the City of Windsor’s website at www.citywindsor.ca.

Zoning

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Zoning designations and other information can be found online at the City of Windsor’s website at www.citywindsor.ca by entering any municipal address.

Zoning maps can also be found online at the City of Windsor’s website at www.citywindsor.ca. Once opened, you can zoom into a desired location by selecting one of the sixteen areas of the map.

Energy Efficiency Programs

Ok, you’re a business who wants to improve their energy efficiency.

Select from the options below to learn more about what programs are available to help your business expand.

Natural Resources Canada

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The Energy Efficiency for Industry program is offering cost-shared assistance to industrial companies to implement energy management projects, including CAN/CSA-ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard pilots, and for two types of energy studies: Process Integration and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide financial assistance of up to 50 percent of eligible costs to a maximum of $40,000 for

  • Energy Management Projects*
  • Process Integration and Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies

Visit Natural Resources Canada’s website to learn more about the program, including funding details and eligibility, at www.nrcan.gc.ca.

Save ON Energy Programs

Ok, you’re a business interested in learning more about the Save ON Energy programs that are run by the various local distribution companies in Windsor-Essex.

Who do you buy your electricity from?

ELK Energy

ELK EnergyOk, you’re a business who buys their power from E.L.K. Energy Inc. and are interested in learning more about the Save ON Energy programs.

Visit their website or contact their representative below.

Contact:

Tom Wynn
Green Saver
1-877-616-3106
tom.wynn@greensaver.org

EnWin Save ON Energy

Enwin LogoOk, you’re a business who buys their power from EnWin Utilities and are interested in learning more about the Save ON Energy programs.

Visit their website at www.enwin.com or contact their office.

Contact:

Jeff Scott
EnWin Utilities
(519) 255-2888 ext. 726
jscott@enwin.com

Essex Powerlines Corp.

Ok, you’re a business who buys their power from Essex Powerlines Corp. and are interested in learning more about the Save ON Energy programs.

Visit their website at www.essexpowerlines.ca or contact their office.

Contact:

Marco Calibani
Essex Powerlines Corp.
(519) 946-2000 ext. 240
mcalibani@essexenergy.ca

Hydro One

Ok, you’re a business who buys their power from Hydro One and are interested in learning more about the Save ON Energy programs.

Visit their website or contact their representative below.

Contact:

Braedyn Stockfish, SEBT, CSEP, CEAIT, CMVPIT
Conservation Account Manager
(647) 457-8313
braedyn.stockfish@clearesult.com

Expansion

Ok, so you’re a business who is looking for help with their expansion.

Select from the options below to learn more about what programs are available to help your business expand.

AgPal Program and Service Finder

AgPal Program and Service Finder

 

Businesses in the agriculture and agri-food sector can use the AgPal Program and Service Finder tool to identify which programs and services might be best suited to help their business grow.

Please contact at AgPal-AgriGuichet@agr.gc.ca.

Use the AgPal tool at agpal.ca.

City of Windsor’s Brownfield Redevelopment CIP

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The final version of the City of Windsor Brownfield Redevelopment Community Improvement Plan (CIP) was adopted by City Council on April 26, 2010. The Windsor Brownfield Redevelopment CIP applies to the entire urban area of the City of Windsor and contains the details of the approved financial incentive programs and a municipal leadership strategy that the City is promoting to encourage the clean up and redevelopment of brownfields sites in Windsor.

Eligibility:

Any property located in the city that is contaminated with respect to the Ministry of Environment standards as to the proposed use of the property.  If someone has to spend money cleaning up a site to meet the Provincial standards prior to it being able to be redeveloped, they are likely eligible to recover those costs through the incentive programs.

Funding:

The City of Windsor is offering a number of attractive incentive programs designed to promote brownfield redevelopment throughout the city.  These incentives include grants and tax assistance to encourage activities such as feasibility studies, environmental studies, environmental remediation, building rehabilitation, infrastructure upgrading, and even the construction of energy efficient “green” buildings.

Projects that demonstrate a commitment to “green” planning and building practices are eligible for an increased level of financial incentives.

The five financial incentive programs approved to encourage the redevelopment of brownfields in Windsor are:

  • The Feasibility Study Grant Program
  • The Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Grant Program
  • The Brownfields Property Tax Assistance Program
  • The Brownfields Rehabilitation Grant Program
  • The Brownfields Development Charge Exemption Program

For more information about the City’s Brownfield Redevelopment Community Improvement Plan including details about funding, eligibility, and how to apply, visit their website at www.citywindsor.ca or contact their office.

Contact:

Greg Atkinson
Sr. Planner
City of Windsor
(519) 255-6543 ext. 6582
gatkinson@citywindsor.ca

City of Windsor’s Community Improvement Plan

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The City of Windsor’s Economic Revitalization Community Improvement Plan (CIP), which came into effect on March 15, 2011, provides financial incentives to encourage new investment in targeted economic sectors for the purposes of diversifying the local economy and creating/retaining jobs.  The CIP allows the city to take a variety of measures – to further the objectives of the Economic Revitalization CIP – that would otherwise be prohibited by Ontario’s Municipal Act.  This includes the acquisition and preparation of land; construction, repair, rehabilitation, or improvement of buildings; the sale, lease, or disposal of land and buildings; and the provision of grants to owners or tenants of land – all of which must conform with the objectives and policies contained within the CIP.

The Economic Revitalization CIP contains four financial incentive programs to encourage new investment in targeted economic sectors.  These programs address a wide range of business types including new businesses considering locating in Windsor, expansion of existing businesses within the City, and small businesses. They are:

  • Business Development Grant program
  • Business Retention Grant program
  • Small Business Investment Grant program
  • Development Charges Grant program

For more information about the City’s CIP program including details about funding, eligibility and how to apply, visit their website at: www.citywindsor.ca or contact their office.

Contact:

Greg Atkinson
Sr. Planner
City of Windsor
(519) 255-6543 ext. 6582
gatkinson@citywindsor.ca

City of Windsor’s Investor Support Program

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The City of Windsor’s Investor Support Program (ISP) is a cross-functional service program that guides strategic investment through all aspects of city approvals and requirements.

The objective of the ISP is to work proactively with strategic projects. An investment is categorized as “strategic” based on its economic significance for Windsor. Examples of projects that may be eligible for the ISP may include developments that generate knowledge-based jobs, office-oriented/industrial business parks, and major redevelopments of existing vacant properties.

To be eligible for ISP, strategic projects must meet one or more of the following characteristics:

  • creates or retains a minimum of 50 jobs within the manufacturing sector or creates more than 20 jobs or retains a minimum of 35 jobs within any other targeted sector(s).
  • is a major tourism investment expected to draw a minimum annual attendance of 100,000 visitors;
  • is uniquely complex with multiple priorities and stakeholders; and,
  • adds to the diversification of the local economy by developing a targeted sector identified by the City.

The city’s Economic Development Officer is assigned to each strategic investment and works proactively with other departments and external agencies to guide projects through the municipal process. This includes, but is not limited to planning approvals, construction permits, licensing requirements, utilities, technology requirements, tax and fee estimations, etc.

Contact:

City of Windsor’s Economic Development Office
(519) 255-6100 ext. 6608
mjohnson@citywindsor.ca

Business Scale-Up and Productivity

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Funding under this stream helps to accelerate the growth of firms and assist with the adoption of new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new markets to help companies become globally competitive.

FedDev Ontario is looking for:

  • Innovative and globally-oriented businesses seeking to accelerate their growth.
  • High-potential firms (including accelerator graduates) that are commercializing innovative products, technologies and processes.
  • Firms with scale-up potential looking to improve productivity through the adaptation/adoption of highly innovative, first-of-its-kind technologies with the goal of global competitiveness and market expansion.
  • Entrepreneurs and businesses in rural areas looking to grow, commercialize and improve productivity.

 

For more information on eligibility, funding, and how to apply, visit FedDev Ontario’s website at www.feddevontario.gc.ca or contact their office.

Contact:

Jeff King
FedDev Ontario
(226) 339-2823
jeff.king@canada.ca

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

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The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in southwestern Ontario.

The types of support available include:

  • funding support
  • complementary services and support

The fund supports projects that:

  • create jobs and build talent
  • attract and encourage private sector investment
  • lead to business growth and broad positive economic impacts
  • encourage innovation, collaboration and cluster development

For more information about the Southwest Ontario Development Fund, visit the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth’s website at www.ontario.ca or contact their office.

Contact:

Nancy Creighton
Senior Business Advisor
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Roundhouse Centre, Suite 214
3155 Howard Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 4Y8
519-252-1704
nancy.creighton@ontario.ca

Strategic Innovation Fund

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The Strategic Innovation Fund allocates repayable and non-repayable contributions to firms of all sizes across all of Canada’s industrial and technology sectors. The program has a budget of $1.26 billion over five years. It consolidates and simplifies the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative, Technology Demonstration Program, Automotive Innovation Fund and Automotive Supplier Innovation Program.

The Strategic Innovation Fund’s objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada. Specifically, it serves to simplify application processes, accelerate processing, and provide assistance that is more responsive and focused on results.

The program has five Streams, each with its own precise objective:

  • Stream 1: Encourage R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes and services;
  • Stream 2: Facilitate the growth and expansion of firms in Canada;
  • Stream 3: Attract and retain large scale investments to Canada; and
  • Stream 4: Advance industrial research, development and technology demonstration through collaboration between academia, non-profit organizations and the private sector.
  • Stream 5: Supporting national ecosystems.

For more information, visit the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s website or contact their office.

Contact:

1-800-328-6189

or

Liana Daltoe
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
(519) 562-8492
liana.daltoe@canada.ca

New Technologies, Processes and Products

Ok, so you’re a business who is looking for help with new technologies, processes, and/or products.

Select from the options below to learn more about what programs are available to help your business expand.

Ontario Automotive Modernization Program

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The Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) is a partnership with small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers in Ontario. The goal is to help modernize Ontario’s automotive supply chain and make it more competitive.

Your business could get up to $100,000 to help cover up to 50% of eligible project costs.

As a successful applicant, you are required to contribute at least 50% of remaining project costs through:

  • your own business resources
  • private or bank financing

For more information about the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program including eligibility and how to apply, visit the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth’s website at www.ontario.ca or contact their office.

Contact:

Nancy Creighton
Senior Business Advisor
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Roundhouse Centre, Suite 214
3155 Howard Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 4Y8
519-252-1704
nancy.creighton@ontario.ca

Business Scale-Up and Productivity

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Funding under this stream helps to accelerate the growth of firms and assist with the adoption of new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new markets to help companies become globally competitive.

FedDev Ontario is looking for:

  • Innovative and globally-oriented businesses seeking to accelerate their growth.
  • High-potential firms (including accelerator graduates) that are commercializing innovative products, technologies and processes.
  • Firms with scale-up potential looking to improve productivity through the adaptation/adoption of highly innovative, first-of-its-kind technologies with the goal of global competitiveness and market expansion.
  • Entrepreneurs and businesses in rural areas looking to grow, commercialize and improve productivity.

 

For more information on eligibility, funding, and how to apply, visit FedDev Ontario’s website at www.feddevontario.gc.ca or contact their office.

Contact:

Jeff King
FedDev Ontario
(226) 339-2823
jeff.king@canada.ca

Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation

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The Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation provides interest-bearing business loans to support innovation and growth in small and medium-sized enterprises. It is delivered locally by the Business Resource Centre of Essex County and can offer eligible businesses loans of $150,000 to $500,000 as a stable form of capital to support such growth activities as: late stage commercialization; new product or service deployment; new applications or markets, or development of new processes or technologies. The SOFII program makes financial aid possible when other forms of funding are unavailable.

The Business Resource Centre of Essex County (formerly known as Essex CFDC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing business financing and counselling to entrepreneurs in rural Essex County. Centrally located in the Town of Essex, the Business Resource Centre provides loans to businesses in rural communities of up to $250,000 for equipment, inventory, working capital, etc.

For more information, visit their website at http://ec-businessresourcecentre.ca and/or contact their office by phone or email.

Contact:

Diane Malenfant
General Manager
Business Resource Centre
39 Maidstone Avenue East
Essex, ON N8M 2J3
(519) 776-4611
dmalenfant@EC-businessresourcecentre.ca

Exporting and Market Diversification

Ok, so you’re a business who wants help selling products abroad.

What kind of help do you want?

Export & New Markets Funding

Ok, you’re a business who wants to know what funding programs might be available to help with selling more products abroad.

Select an option below to learn more about each program, how it can help your business, and who to inquire with.

AgPal Program and Service Finder

AgPal Program and Service Finder

 

Businesses in the agriculture and agri-food sector can use the AgPal Program and Service Finder tool to identify which programs and services might be best suited to help their business grow.

Please contact at AgPal-AgriGuichet@agr.gc.ca.

Use the AgPal tool at agpal.ca.

Business Scale-Up and Productivity

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Funding under this stream helps to accelerate the growth of firms and assist with the adoption of new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new markets to help companies become globally competitive.

FedDev Ontario is looking for:

  • Innovative and globally-oriented businesses seeking to accelerate their growth.
  • High-potential firms (including accelerator graduates) that are commercializing innovative products, technologies and processes.
  • Firms with scale-up potential looking to improve productivity through the adaptation/adoption of highly innovative, first-of-its-kind technologies with the goal of global competitiveness and market expansion.
  • Entrepreneurs and businesses in rural areas looking to grow, commercialize and improve productivity.

 

For more information on eligibility, funding, and how to apply, visit FedDev Ontario’s website at www.feddevontario.gc.ca or contact their office.

Contact:

Jeff King
FedDev Ontario
(226) 339-2823
jeff.king@canada.ca

Magnet Export Business Portal

The Magnet Export Business Portal delivers targeted export events, resources and opportunities to you through a customized dashboard- and to your inbox! It was created with one goal in mind: to help Canadian businesses succeed in reaching export markets, and grow their businesses with international customers.

For more information, visit: https://export.magnet.today/.

CanExport

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The CanExport program provides direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada that are seeking to develop new export opportunities, particularly in high-growth priority markets and sectors. Delivered by the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), CanExport provides financial support for a wide range of export marketing activities.

Program Highlights:

Non-repayable contributions from the CanExport program will range from $10,000 to $75,999 per project. The maximum annual CanExport contribution per applicant is set at $99,999 per government fiscal year, which begins on April 1 of each year and ends on March 31 of the following year. The amount of the contribution will be determined on a cost-sharing basis. The contribution can be for up to 50 percent of eligible expenses, that is, your firm must match available government funding on a one-to-one basis (i.e., including all other federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal sources for the same activity). Note also that the costs of a consultant for the production of a market study, for market research, for business to business (B2B) meetings, and matchmaking are limited to 25 percent of the total cost of the activity/project.

To be eligible, your business must meet these basic requirements:

  • Be a for-profit company;
  • Be an incorporated legal entity OR a limited liability partnership (LLP);
  • Have a Canada Revenue Agency business identifier number;
  • Have a minimum of one full-time equivalent (FTE) employee and a maximum of 250 FTE employees; and
  • Have no less than $200,000 and no more than $50 million in annual revenue declared in Canada.

For more information about CanExport, visit the program’s website at http://international.gc.ca/canexport/.

Contact

Bill Norton
Trade Commissioner
(343) 203-0008
bill.norton@international.gc.ca

Export & New Markets Services

Ok, you’re a business who wants to know what services might be available to you to help you with export or market diversification.

Select an option below to learn more about each organization, how it can help your business, and who to inquire with.

AgPal Program and Service Finder

AgPal Program and Service Finder

 

Businesses in the agriculture and agri-food sector can use the AgPal Program and Service Finder tool to identify which programs and services might be best suited to help their business grow.

Please contact at AgPal-AgriGuichet@agr.gc.ca.

Use the AgPal tool at agpal.ca.

Canadian Commercial Corporation

A Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) connects government buyers with Canadian expertise through the negotiation and execution of government-to-government contracts. The Corporation focuses on areas where there is a clear role for government, operating in sectors outside of World Trade Organization agreements, such as aerospace and defence. They also focus on emerging and developing markets, where governments of other countries may require additional capacity to undertake complex and timely procurements and projects.

CCC can operate either as Prime Contractor selling to governments, or as a Procurement Agent sourcing Canadian goods and services on behalf of governments in other countries. The Corporation also procures equipment, supplies, and expertise to help the Government of Canada fulfill its in-kind aid contributions worldwide.

CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION
350 Albert Street, Suite 700
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S6
T: 613-996-0034
F: 613-995-2121
Toll-free in Canada: 1-800-748-8191

Questions about our services
CCC marketing department
info@ccc.ca

To learn more about CCC, and potentially begin the process of becoming one of their exporters, visit their website at www.ccc.ca

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service LogoThe Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) will provide you with on-the-ground intelligence and practical advice on foreign markets at no charge to client companies and organizations so that you can make better, more timely, and cost-effective decisions.

If you are part of the Canadian business community, and contribute to Canada’s economic growth, have a demonstrated capacity for internationalization, and have good potential to add value to the Canadian economy, you can benefit from their services.

Meaningful economic ties include maintaining established offices, a subsidiary, a plant, a research and development establishment, or a joint venture in Canada. A capacity for internationalization is reflected in having researched foreign markets, dedicated human and financial resources, and having a business plan. Increased economic activity benefiting Canada could be increased exports of Canadian-made products or services, technology transfer, new job creation, increased research and development activity, or increased production in Canada.

TCS can help you successfully navigate the complexities of international markets, whether you’re looking to:

  • Export,
  • Establish your company abroad,
  • Tackle a market access issue,
  • Pursue a joint-venture or strategic alliance,
  • Participate in global value chain,
  • Seek technology and R&D partnerships.

For out more by visiting their website at tradecommissioner.gc.ca or by contacting the Trade Commissioner below.

Contact:

Bill Norton
Trade Commissioner
(343) 203-0008
bill.norton@international.gc.ca

Enterprise Canada Network

The Enterprise Canada Network (ECN) is an industry-led single window platform that connects Canadian small businesses and researchers to qualified global opportunities, facilitates international partnerships, and creates trade through access to public and private sector resources.

ECN allows Canadians to easily identify and connect to new global business, technology, and research partners. Registered users have access to ECN’s core match-making services, including the ability to:

  1. Search Canadian and international open opportunities and view abstracts organized by industry sector, market, and technology;
  2. Find new opportunities through Opportunity Matching Alerts based on your product/service, technology, or research preferences delivered right to your email in-box;
  3. Connect to Qualified Leads and receive assistance from ECN staff to further qualify prospective partners and facilitate introductions;
  4. Receive advance notice on sector specific incoming, outgoing, and virtual trade and innovation events and missions;
  5. Post a profile about your business or technology. ECN can promote a user’s opportunity profile to Canadian and international industry/research players and connect users to qualified interested parties.  Exposure can be broad or restricted to specific countries or types of partners; and
  6. Post calls for research proposals to raise broad awareness about needed expertise or join an international R&D consortium.

In addition, ECN is your single-window entry point to all Canadian trade and export support programs and publications. Visit our Export Assistance Navigator and our Publications search engine for more information.

To learn more about Enterprise Canada Network, visit their website at www.enterprisecanadanetwork.ca.

A Foreign Investor’s Guide to CETA

Government of Ontario LogoInvestors from countries such as the U.S., China, Japan and India can now gain duty-free access to European Union (EU) countries through CETA by establishing operations in Ontario.

What is CETA?

CETA stands for Canada-European Union Comprehensive Trade Agreement, Canada’s most ambitious international trade agreement since NAFTA. CETA is unprecedented in the access it provides companies in Canada to EU consumers, businesses, governments at all levels, and other public bodies such as schools and hospitals.

When does CETA come into effect?

CETA comes into effect as early as September 21, 2017, removing 98% of duties on Canadian goods entering the EU.

Which countries are involved in CETA?

CETA is an agreement between Canada and the 28 member countries of the EU, a $17 trillion economy.

How can foreign investors take advantage of CETA?

Register to download our Foreign Investor’s Guide to CETA to learn how you can leverage this historic trade agreement between Canada and the EU.

Download the Foreign Investor’s Guide to CETA by visiting www.investinontario.com.

Human Resources

Ok, so you’re a business who wants help with human resources.

What kind of help do you want?

Hiring

Ok, so you’re a business looking for help with hiring.

Select the option that best matches your hiring needs.

Hiring an Apprentice

Ok, you’re a business who wants help hiring an apprentice.

Select the program below to learn how it can help your business.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

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The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) connects employers and students in grade 11 or 12. It offers students a chance to attend school and train as registered apprentices at the same time. Students are able to complete their credits required for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and gain apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification in a skilled trade at the same time. The program is available to students who are at least 16 years of age and who have completed 16 credits.

Employer incentives and assistance include:

  • Through OYAP, employers are provided with the opportunity to assess students before committing to employment or apprenticeship.
  • WSIB coverage is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education during the contract as long as the student is not paid a wage.
  • OYAP provides employers with information on where access wage subsidies to assist with the initial hiring costs of OYAP graduates and summer students.

Visit OYAP’s website to learn more about the program and how it can help your business at www.oyap.com.

Federal Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit

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The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) is a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006. The maximum credit an employer can claim is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice. If your business hires an eligible apprentice, you qualify to claim the credit.

An eligible apprentice is someone who is working in a prescribed trade in the first two years of their apprenticeship contract. This contract must be registered with a federal, provincial, or territorial government under an apprenticeship program designed to certify or license individuals in the trade.

A prescribed trade includes the trades currently listed as Red Seal Trades. For more information, see Red Seal Program.

Ontario College of Trades

655 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K4
Telephone: 647-847-3000
Toll Free: 1-855-299-0028
Fax: 866-398-0368

For more information about eligibility and how to claim the credit, visit Canada Revenue Agency’s website at www.cra-arc.gc.ca.

Other hiring help

Ok, below is a list of employment organizations that can help you.

There are two different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from. Both types offer job matching and placements; however, Employment Ontario Service Providers can sometimes offer hiring incentives to employers.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Hiring a person with a disability

Ok, you’re a business and you want help hiring a person with a disability.

Select from the options below to learn more about what services and programs are available to help your business.

Discover Ability Network Windsor-Essex

 

Discover Ability Network is a free online portal and resource that connects Ontario businesses directly to people with disabilities. Funded by the Government of Ontario and powered by Magnet, a data-rich, job-matching technology platform.

The Discover Ability Network includes a variety of associations, community and government partners:

• Business Council of Canada
• BioTalent Canada
• Canadian Manufacturers and Exports
• Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
• Human Resources Professionals Association
• Information and Communications Technology Council
• Information Technology Association of Canada
• Magnet
• Ontario Chamber of Commerce
• OTEC
• Canadian Business SenseAbility
• Toronto Financial Services Alliance
• Government of Ontario

The online portal connects employers directly with persons with disabilities seeking employment, includes a 6-step guide acts as a great resource for employers, and provides answers to any questions employers may have when hiring—and retaining—employees with disabilities.

Visit the portal at https://windsor.discoverability.network/.

Contact:
Louie DiPalma
louiedipalma@occ.ca
(647) 243-3539

Opportunities Fund

Through funding for organizations, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF) program helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment or self-employment.

Program Highlights:

  • Wage subsidy terms are flexible and negotiable
  • Reduces hiring and training costsAddresses accessibility and accommodation expenses

Visit Service Canada’s website to learn more about the Opportunities Fund, including eligibility and instructions on how to apply at: https://www.canada.ca/

I want help from an employment organization

Whether you’re an employer looking to hire someone with a disability or you have a disability and want help finding a job, you’re in the right place.

There are three different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Community Organizations offering disability services are not-for-profit organizations that offer a variety of services, including some employment supports, to persons with a disability. These organizations generally have mandates that go further than just employment supports.
  3. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Community Organizations and Government Programs

Below, you’ll find a list of community organizations that specialize in offering services, including both employment and non-employment related ones, to employers and people with disabilities in our region. Also in this list are some government programs. You can learn more about each organization, along with their programs and services, by clicking on their organization’s name to visit their website.

Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario
Canadian Hearing Society
Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor Essex County
Canadian National Institute for the Blind, The / CNIB
Community Living Essex County
Community Living Windsor
Downtown Mission of Windsor
Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes
Insight Advantage Inc
Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor - Essex County
South Essex Community Council
City of Windsor Employment and Training Services
YMCA Southwestern Ontario
Hiring a Researcher

Ok, so you’re a business who wants to hire a research intern.

Select from the options below to learn more about the programs that are available to help your business.

Mitacs

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If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, you’ve come to the right place.

Take your company to the next level with Mitacs.

The research needed to grow your business requires talent, time and budget. But finding the ideal combination of these three elements can be a challenge. Mitacs helps you to bridge those gaps. We connect companies with university researchers for innovative projects, ensuring you achieve measurable ROI on your research and development. We spend time understanding your business needs, find the right talent to work on the solution and provide financial support, up to 55% of the project cost. For more information, visit www.mitacs.ca.

Accelerate

Solve your research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. Internships start at four months and can scale up as much as you need — your financial contribution starts at $7,500.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate#business.

Accelerate International

Mitacs Accelerate International supports bilateral research collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and abroad. Interns at Canadian universities can undertake projects in Mitacs’s partner countries. Interns from Mitacs’s partner countries can undertake projects in Canada.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate/mitacs-accelerate-international.

Contact:

Katie Facecchia
Business Development
(519) 560-1582
kfacecchia@mitacs.ca

Other hiring help

Ok, below is a list of employment organizations that can help you.

There are two different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from. Both types offer job matching and placements; however, Employment Ontario Service Providers can sometimes offer hiring incentives to employers.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

IRAP’s Youth Employment Program

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The NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with financial assistance to hire young talent. In addition to meeting the needs of innovative SMEs, this program facilitates the transition of highly skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market.

SMEs will receive a financial contribution geared towards supporting a portion of the salary costs of a youth candidate, who will work on technical opportunities within the firm and on non-technical but technology-related projects such as:

  • Research and development, engineering, and multimedia;
  • Development of new products and processes;
  • Market analysis for a new technology-based product;
  • Business development related to science and technology activities; and
  • Improvement of customer services, etc.

To find out more information about the program, including its eligibility and help applying, visit their website at www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca and/or contact their office.

Contact:

Vlad Franjo
(519) 971-2015
vladimir.franjo@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

or

Robert Whent
(519) 971-2021
robert.whent@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

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If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

For more information about the programs offered by NSERC, visit their website by clicking one of the categories below.

 

General Contact:

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1 877-767- 1767

University of Windsor Contact: 
Heather Pratt
(519) 253-3000 ext 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Hiring a youth, student, co-op or young adult

Ok, you’re a business and you want help hiring a youth, student, co-op or young adult.

Select from the options below to learn more about the programs that are available to help your business.

Canada Summer Jobs

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Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs:

  • Provides work experiences for students
  • Supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
  • Recognizes that local circumstances, community needs, and priorities vary widely

By way of five national priorities, CSJ also supports the following:

  • Employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;
  • Employers that hire Indigenous peoples;
  • Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, Communications and Technology (ICT);
  • Employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
  • Small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs.

Visit the Government of Canada’s website to learn more about eligibility and how to apply at www.canada.ca.

Career Focus Program

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Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable post-secondary graduates to make more informed career decisions and develop their skills.

Career Focus aims to:

  • Increase the supply of highly qualified workers;
  • Facilitate the transition of highly-skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market;
  • Promote the benefits of advanced studies; and,
  • Demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy

The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.

Visit the Government of Canada’s website to learn more about eligibility and how to apply at www.canada.ca.

Skills Link Program

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Skills Link is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment.

Program highlights:

  • The objective of the program is to help youth overcome barriers to employment, to help youth develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market, and to promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation.
  • The program offers a range of activities that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the youth.

The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.

Visit the Government of Canada’s website to learn more about eligibility and how to apply at www.canada.ca.

Youth Job Connection

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The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

Youth Job Connection consists of two components:

  • A year-round component, which provides intensive employment supports for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education, or training and who experience multiple barriers to employment.
  • A summer component – Youth Job Connection: Summer – which provides summer, part-time, and after-school job opportunities to high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work.

Up to $7,500 per client is available for a combination of pre-employment stipends, youth job placement supports, training/skills enhancement supports, and employer placement incentives. The amount provided for each type of support is determined by the service provider on a case-by-case basis, according to defined requirements and depending on the needs of the youth participant and employer.

Financial incentives for employers may be negotiated between the service providers and the employer to encourage employers to provide placements and offset expenses incurred by the employer during the placement.

The need for and amount of the incentive will be negotiated based on the skill level and complexity required for the placement, as well as the length of any on-the-job training required.

For more information about Youth Job Connection, including help with applying, contact any one of the following local Employment Ontario Service Providers.

Youth Job Link

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Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.

Youth Job Link provides three categories of non-intensive employment services, each of which is available year-round. They are:

  • Career exploration services to increase knowledge of career options and support career decision-making;
  • Career management services to improve readiness for the labour market; and,
  • Job search, readiness, and matching assistance to connect youth with employers offering employment opportunities, including summer jobs.

In some cases, up to $300 per participant is available for a combination of:

  • Individual-focused Employment Supports for some youth who have been matched to an employer but need additional support to offset work-related costs such as transportation, work clothing, and equipment; and
  • Employer Incentives for some employers to offset specific costs related to onboarding new youth hires (e.g. additional supervision and training).

Interested businesses must work with a local Employment Ontario Service Provider to access the program. They will discuss the program in greater detail with you, answer any questions that you may have, and lead you through the application process. For a list of local Employment Ontario Service Providers select the button below.

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
IRAP’s Youth Employment program

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The NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with financial assistance to hire young talent. In addition to meeting the needs of innovative SMEs, this program facilitates the transition of highly skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market.

SMEs will receive a financial contribution geared towards supporting a portion of the salary costs of a youth candidate, who will work on technical opportunities within the firm and on non-technical but technology-related projects such as:

  • Research and development, engineering, and multimedia;
  • Development of new products and processes;
  • Market analysis for a new technology-based product;
  • Business development related to science and technology activities; and
  • Improvement of customer services, etc.

To find out more information about the program, including its eligibility and help applying, visit their website at www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca and/or contact their office.

Contact:

Vlad Franjo
(519) 971-2015
vladimir.franjo@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

or

Robert Whent
(519) 971-2021
robert.whent@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Hire a co-op student or post a job on campus

Ok, you’re a business who wants to create a co-op position for a student or post a job opportunity on campus.

Select from the options below to learn more about the programs that are available to help your business.

Co-operative Education Tax Credit

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The Co-operative Education Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit. It is available to employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario university or college.

The tax credit is based on salaries and wages paid to a student in a co-operative education work placement. Corporations can claim 25%  of eligible expenditures (30% for small businesses). The maximum credit for each work placement is $3,000. Most work placements are for a minimum employment period of 10 weeks up to a maximum of four months.

For more information about eligibility and how to claim the credit, visit Ontario’s Ministry of Finance website at www.fin.gov.on.ca.

St. Clair College Employment Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students, alumni and employers who want to hire are able to access the following employment related services.

Current Students and Co-op Employers

Current Students can visit Career Services in Room 274 at the South Campus or on the lower level of St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. For more information, visit the Career Services website at www.stclaircollege.ca/studentservices/careerservices.

First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students can access career counselling, resources, and computers at its First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Student Centre located in Room 133A at the South Campus and in Room B014 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. To speak with the the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Coordinator, please contact Maxine Nahdee at mnahdee@stclaircollege.ca.

Alumni and Employers

Alumni can visit St. Clair College’s Employment Centre located in Windsor and/or Amherstburg. For more information, visit the Employment Centre website at www.stclairemploymentcentre.com.

To make an appointment, call the location closest to you.

Locations:

Roundhouse Centre
3015 Howard Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 3Y9
(519) 253-4461

Fort Malden Plaza
400 Sandwich Street South
Amherstburg, ON N9V 3L4
(519) 736-2827

University of Windsor Co-op, Career & Employment Services

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Students, alumni and employers are able to access employment-related services on-campus:

  • Job postings for students and alumni
  • Co-operative Education
  • Workshops
  • Job fairs and employer events
  • One-on-one advising

For more information, visit http://experience.uwindsor.ca or call (519) 253-3000 ext. 3895.

Campus Locations:

Career and Employment Services
Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre Suite #100

Co-operative Education Programs
Room #1101 Lambton Tower

If you’re an Odette School of Business and or Faculty of Law student, alumni, or employer, you can also access services at the following locations:

High school co-op students

Ok, you’re a business looking to arrange for a high-school student to co-op at your place of work.

Select a school board from the list below to make arrangements with them directly:

Experiential Learning Hub

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Experiential Learning helps to connect classroom learning and under-experienced individuals with new workplace experiences. These experiences provide hands-on and work integrated learning opportunities in addition to including an aspect of reflection.

Examples of experiential learning include co-op placements, internships, apprenticeships, tours and more.

Workforce WindsorEssex can help facilitate these opportunities for both learners and employers with our new Experiential Learning Hub at: www.workforcewindsoressex.com.

I want help from an employment organization

Ok, below is a list of employment organizations that can help you.

There are two different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from. Both types offer job matching and placements; however, Employment Ontario Service Providers can sometimes offer hiring incentives to employers.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Hiring an unemployed person

Ok, you’re a business looking for incentives to hire someone who is currently unemployed.

Choose one of the following programs to learn more about them.

Ontario Job Creation Partnership

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Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy. At the end of their participation, participants in the program will have recent work experience and additional skills to add to their résumés, increasing their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.

Who can apply?

Job seekers who are unemployed can apply to participate if they meet one of the following conditions:

  • They established a claim for Employment Insurance benefits or their Employment Insurance benefit period ended within the past three years.
  • They established a claim for Employment Insurance maternity or parental benefits and were paid benefits within the past five years, and are re-entering the labour force after having left it to care for newborn or newly adopted children.

For the purpose of determining whether an individual qualifies as a participant, the date the completed application is received by Employment Ontario is the date when he or she is considered to have requested assistance.

Who are eligible sponsors?

The following organizations are eligible to provide work experience through this program:

  • businesses
  • non-profit organizations
  • Crown corporations
  • municipalities or provincial/territorial governments
  • First Nations councils
  • public health and educational institutions

What type of projects are eligible?

  • Should be finite in nature and incremental to the sponsors normal activities
  • Should provide a benefit to the community or the local economy
  • Should provide participants with a meaningful work experience
  • Within their ability to do so, sponsors should share in the cost of the project

For detailed program information visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development website at www.tcu.gov.on.ca.

To hire someone through the Ontario Job Creation Partnership you must work through an Employment Ontario Service Provider. Any of the following organizations can help.

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Ontario Works Employer Incentives

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Ontario Works Employer Incentive provides funding to Windsor-Essex employers for pre-employment and on-the-job training, employment-related expenses, and job matching.

For more information, including eligibility and available funding, contact the City of Windsor.

Contact:

John Marrocco
City of Windsor
(519) 255-5200 ext. 5361
jmarrocco@city.windsor.on.ca

Other hiring help

Ok, below is a list of employment organizations that can help you.

There are two different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from. Both types offer job matching and placements; however, Employment Ontario Service Providers can sometimes offer hiring incentives to employers.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Training

Ok, so you’re a business looking for help to provide your workforce with training.

Select from the list of programs below to learn more about how it can help your business.

Career Ready

Experiential Work Placements for co-op students, recent graduates, and apprentices. Employers will receive $3k-5k in funding for each hire.

APMA’s program is called the Career Ready Fund Auto Stream Program (CRFASP). https://apma.ca/career-ready/

Career Ready with CTMA https://www.ctma.com/career-ready

Adult Learning Services

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Adult learning services

Through Adult Learning services, individuals will be able to improve their reading, writing, math, and/or computer skills. Employers can also refer their employees to this program at no-charge to them or the learner.

Adult learning services help individuals prepare for:

  • Secondary school credit
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeship training
  • Post-secondary studies at college or university
  • Greater independence

These programs are free and available in English or French. There are courses designed for Indigenous people and deaf people as well.

Would it be more convenient to get the service in Windsor or Leamington?

Windsor Adult Learning Services

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Okay, so you’re looking for services in Windsor to help you upgrade your reading, writing, math, and computer skills.

Select a service provider from the list below to learn more about their program and how to make an appointment.

Help me choose

Tri-County Literacy Network

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If you’re unsure about which local organization in Windsor or Leamington you should access Adult Learning Services from, the Tri-County Literacy Network can help you.

As the organization that facilitates the literacy program planning at the community and regional level in Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex, they provide an information and referral service to help potential learners find the program that best suits their needs.

Contact:

Toll free at 1-877-333-4833
tcln@cogeco.net

Leamington Adult Learning Services

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Okay, so you’re looking for services in Leamington to help you upgrade your reading, writing, math, and computer skills.

Select a service provider from the list below to learn more about their program and how to make an appointment.

Help me choose

Tri-County Literacy Network

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If you’re unsure about which local organization in Windsor or Leamington you should access Adult Learning Services from, the Tri-County Literacy Network can help you.

As the organization that facilitates the literacy program planning at the community and regional level in Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex, they provide an information and referral service to help potential learners find the program that best suits their needs.

Contact:

Toll free at 1-877-333-4833
tcln@cogeco.net

Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence Global

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The Yves Landry Foundation has established the AIME (Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence) Global initiative, offering manufacturers in south, central, and eastern Ontario up to $50,000 to offset the costs of training expenses related to supporting innovation and achieving a competitive advantage. This popular program has been generously re-invested in by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

The AIME Global program supports southern Ontario manufacturers to undertake training or skills-upgrading activities which will support innovation at the manufacturing facilities. Supportable projects may include developing new engineering skills, training in the use of new software, hardware, or other tools necessary to support innovation; and training to adopt and adapt new technologies, new manufacturing methods, or any other area of business that will make a southern Ontario manufacturing company more competitive in the global market place. All initiatives must support innovation which will lead to new global export opportunities or create new global markets.

First time applicants whom have never received AIME funding from us in the past, may be eligible for up to a maximum of $50,000 with 50% shared costs. New, this year, manufacturers who have received funding from us in the past, but more than 24 months ago, may be eligible for a second tier of funding; these second generation applications may be eligible for up to $50,000 with a shared contribution up to 25%. In other words, the company must demonstrate 75% of the costs, with a 25% contribution from YLF up to $50,000.

The AIME Global initiative will support two types of eligible training activities:

  1. Training that supports the adaption of new technology, new processes or procedures, or a change within the company to support innovation. This training must clearly be linked to innovations leading to global competitiveness including expanding into new domestic or international markets; and
  2. Training that supports and develops highly skilled personnel in any area that leads to innovation. This can include the development of new engineering skills; training in the use of new software, hardware, or other tools necessary to support innovation; and adopting and adapting new technologies, new manufacturing methods, or any other business area that will make a southern Ontario manufacturing company more competitive in the global market place. Being able to clearly link your project to global competitiveness is essential.

For more information about the AIME, visit their program website at www.yveslandryfoundation.com.

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit

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The apprenticeship training tax credit is a refundable tax credit. It is available to employers who hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades during the first 36 months of an apprenticeship program that commenced on or after April 24, 2015.

The tax credit is based on salaries and wages paid to an apprentice. Qualifying businesses can claim 25 per cent of eligible expenditures (30 per cent for small businesses) made during the first 36 months of an apprenticeship program that commenced on or after April 24, 2015. The maximum credit for each apprenticeship is $5,000 per year. The maximum credit over the first 36‑month period of the apprenticeship is $15,000.

For more information about eligibility and how to claim the credit, visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance’s website at www.fin.gov.on.ca.

Canada Ontario Job Grant

Canada Ontario Job Grant - SponsorsCanada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees. Important to know:

  • Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • The training has to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.
  • Employers with 100 or more employees need to contribute 1/2 of the training costs. Small employers with less than 100 employees need to contribute 1/6 of training costs.
  • For employer groups who want to apply for training supports the government offers a COJG Consortium Stream. The Consortium Stream allows a group of employers (two or more employers) to pool their resources to support common training objectives and goals. To apply as a consortium, the intermediary organization needs to ensure all the participating employers and trainees meet COJG requirements, and are able to make their required contribution towards the training cost.
  • Most organizations acting as an intermediary are eligible for administrative funding equal to 15% of the government contribution.

If you’re an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information, visit: http://tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/.

Ontario Works Employer Incentives

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Ontario Works Employer Incentive provides funding to Windsor-Essex employers for pre-employment and on-the-job training, employment-related expenses, and job matching.

For more information, including eligibility and available funding, contact the City of Windsor.

Contact:

John Marrocco
City of Windsor
(519) 255-5200 ext. 5361
jmarrocco@city.windsor.on.ca

Certified Safety Training

To help people searching for safety training find certified and quality trainers more easily, we have created this page.

Here’s a list of certified safety training organizations in Windsor-Essex:

  1. First Elements Inc.
  2. Majors McGuire Inc.
  3. WorkSmart Safety & HR Solutions
  4. Windsor Equipment Training Facility

**If you are a certified safety training organization and wish to be added to the list, please contact info@workforcewindsoressex.com.

Downsizing & Adjustments

Ok, you’re a business who may be experiencing a reduction in your normal level of business and you’re facing downsizing or layoffs.

Select the program below to learn more about how it can help your business and employees.

Work-Sharing Program

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Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while their employer recovers.

Work-Sharing is a three-party agreement involving employers, employees, and Service Canada. Employees on a Work-Sharing agreement must agree to a reduced schedule of work and to share the available work over a specified period of time.

The employer and the employees (and the union, if applicable) must agree to participate in a Work-Sharing agreement and must apply together. An application for a Work-Sharing agreement must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the requested start date.

For more information about the program, including how to apply, visit the Government of Canada’s website at: www.canada.ca

Contact:

Vivian Whaley
viv.whaley@servicecanda.gc.ca
(519) 398-0203
1-800-367-5693

Adjustment Advisory Program

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The Adjustment Advisory Program (AAP) assists employers and unions in communities across Ontario to initiate the establishment of Adjustment Committees and Action Centres to assist laid-off workers.

Eligibility:

  • Ontario employers, and their employees, undergoing downsizing or closure affecting 50 or more employees; or
  • Communities and entire industrial sectors are also eligible to participate when they are experiencing massive economic or structural changes.

For more information contact the Employment Ontario Contact Centre.

Contact:

Employment Ontario Contact Centre
1-800-387-5656
employmenthotlineinquiries@ontario.ca

Compliance

Ok, you’re a business who is looking for more information relating to human resource compliance issues.

Select from the list below to learn more about how they can help your business. For help with Employment Standards or Health and Safety, select the Ontario Ministry of Labour option.

Office of the Employer Advisor (WSIB)

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The OEA provides Ontario employers with expert, free, and confidential advice, representation, and education on all workers’ compensation issues under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and on unjust reprisal issues under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

For more information visit their website at: www.employeradviser.ca.

Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

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Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development was established in 1919 to develop and enforce labour legislation, the Ministry of Labour’s mission is to advance safe, fair, and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.

The Ministry’s website is a great resource to learn more about Employment Standards, Health and Safety, and Labour Relations. You can visit their website at: www.labour.gov.on.ca.

Employment Standards:

Businesses can get more information about any of the following items and more by contacting the Employment Standards Information Centre:

  • Public holiday pay, unpaid wages, termination pay
  • Minimum wage, hours of work, leaves, vacations
  • Filing an Employment Standards Claim

Employment Standards Information Centre
1-800-531-5551

Health and Safety

Businesses can get sector-specific health and safety advice, products, services, and training.

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (Construction, transportation and utilities)
Toll-free: 1-800-263-5024

Public Service Health & Safety Association (Health, education)
Toll-free: 1-877-250-7444

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (Industrial, service)
Toll-free: 1-877-494-9777

Workplace Safety North (Mining, forestry, paper)
Toll-free: 1-888-730-7821

Labour Market Information
Local labour market information

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Ok, so you want help researching trends in Windsor-Essex’s labour market.

Workforce WindsorEssex works with employers to gather labour market information and intelligence about in-demand occupations and skills. With that information, they work with local employment and educational partners at the secondary and post-secondary level to drive local solutions to our region’s workforce challenges.

What kind of labour market information are you looking for?

Resources for Job-Seekers

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Ok, you are a job-seeker and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help job-seekers find employment.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for Employers

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Ok, you are an employer and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help employers learn about the local labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for Students & Educators

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Ok, you are a student or educator and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help students and educators learn about the region’s labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for the Community

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Ok, you are apart of the community and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help the community better understand the region’s labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Ontario labour market information

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Ok, if you’re looking for provincial labour market information.

Learn more about work trends and the skills, education and training you need for jobs today, and in the future.

Visit Ontario’s Labour Market website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/labour-market.

Federal labour market information

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Ok, if you’re looking for national labour market information.

Learn more about an occupation you are interested in: wages, outlooks, education, skills needed and so much more.

Visit Canada’s Job Bank website at https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/trend-analysis.

Business Immigration Assistance

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Making it easier for businesses and their employees to come to Ontario

The Ontario Investment Office provides business immigration assistance to international companies that currently operate, or will be establishing operations, in Ontario.

Who can we provide assistance to?

  • Companies looking to transfer key personnel or employees with specialized knowledge to the province for a temporary period in order to continue the growth of their business.
  • Companies looking to recruit highly skilled employees from abroad to temporarily and/or permanently fill positions requiring skills that are in short supply in Canada.

What are the business immigration services that we offer?

  • Referral services under the Global Skills Strategy for the Dedicated Service Channel and Global Talent Stream.
  • The latest business immigration information on both permanent and temporary immigration options such as Express Entry, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), and the Intra Company Transfer process.

Customized assistance with navigating the different immigration options to meet the specific needs of a company.

Learn more about business immigration options for bringing foreign talent to Ontario. Download the Guide to Business Immigration in Ontario, Canada, by visiting www.investinontario.com.

Capitalization and Financing

Ok, so you are a business that is looking for either an investor or debtor to help your business grow.

What kind of help do you need?

Equity Financing Options

Ok, you are looking for funds to grow your business through equity financing.

Both Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists will hold private equity from having made investments directly into private companies; however, Angel Investors will be individuals, often successful business people who are investing their own personal funds. Venture Capital is invested using the firm’s money (or money provided to the firm by other companies for this purpose).

Select an option below to learn more about each organization, how it can help grow your business through capitalization, as well as how to contact them.

Debt Financing Options

Ok, you are looking for funds to grow your business through a loan.

Select an option below to learn more about each organization, how it can help your business with a loan, as well as how to contact them.

Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation

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The Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation provides interest-bearing business loans to support innovation and growth in small and medium-sized enterprises. It is delivered locally by the Business Resource Centre of Essex County and can offer eligible businesses loans of $150,000 to $500,000 as a stable form of capital to support such growth activities as: late stage commercialization; new product or service deployment; new applications or markets, or development of new processes or technologies. The SOFII program makes financial aid possible when other forms of funding are unavailable.

The Business Resource Centre of Essex County (formerly known as Essex CFDC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing business financing and counselling to entrepreneurs in rural Essex County. Centrally located in the Town of Essex, the Business Resource Centre provides loans to businesses in rural communities of up to $250,000 for equipment, inventory, working capital, etc.

For more information, visit their website at http://ec-businessresourcecentre.ca and/or contact their office by phone or email.

Contact:

Diane Malenfant
General Manager
Business Resource Centre
39 Maidstone Avenue East
Essex, ON N8M 2J3
(519) 776-4611
dmalenfant@EC-businessresourcecentre.ca

Canada Small Business Financing Program

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The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.

Small businesses or startups operating for profit in Canada with gross annual revenues of $10 million or less are eligible for a loan up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for any one borrower. Of this loan, no more than $350,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment.

For more information about this program, visit the Government of Canada’s website at www.ic.gc.ca/csbfp.

Networking Opportunities

Ok, so you are looking for networking opportunities.

Here are a few organizations that provide networking opportunities for business owners and managers.

Biz X Mixers

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Each month, Biz X Magazine delves into the issues, ideas, people, businesses, and stories that make the border cities of Windsor and metro Detroit unique. They strive to provide their readers with a quality magazine that contains accurate information about the businesses and people that shape our communities.

A Biz X Mixer is held on the second Tuesday at various locations across Windsor each month.

For more information about Biz X, including their next Biz X Mixer or other networking opportunities, please visit their website’s event page at www.bizxmagazine.com.

WindsorEssex Circle

To help each other grow/increase their businesses, the WindsorEssex Circle encourages business owners to network in a close networking circle. Founding fathers Joe Di Giorgio and Frank Abbruzzese turned their successful formula into The Circle in July 2010. Now, The WindsorEssex Circle meets monthly at various locations across Windsor.

For more information and to find out about the next meeting, contact Frank Abbruzzese at (519) 944-6009 or by email at frank@alphakor.com. You can also join their LinkedIn group by visiting here.

Chambers of Commerce

Ok, you’re a business who wants to get in touch with a local Chamber of Commerce in Windsor-Essex.

Select from the choices below.

I am looking for a new job.

Great! It looks like you are in Windsor-Essex and looking for a new job. Let us help you navigate the various programs and services available to you in Windsor-Essex.

Are you currently working?

Working full-time

Ok, so you’re employed full-time but want some help looking for a new job.

What kind of help do you want?

Online Help

Ok, you are interested in exploring what kinds of online help might be available to help you with your job search, while staying in the comfort of your home.

What can we help you with?

Experiential Learning Hub

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Experiential Learning helps to connect classroom learning and under-experienced individuals with new workplace experiences. These experiences provide hands-on and work integrated learning opportunities in addition to including an aspect of reflection.

Examples of experiential learning include co-op placements, internships, apprenticeships, tours and more.

Workforce WindsorEssex can help facilitate these opportunities for both learners and employers with our new Experiential Learning Hub at: www.workforcewindsoressex.com.

Send me local job postings and career fair information

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Ok, so you want to sign up for a service that shares local job postings and career fairs by email.

The WEskills team at Workforce WindsorEssex would like to make your job search easier!

We distribute new job postings and information about upcoming job fairs and training opportunities to the public in the form of email blasts.

Visit www.workforcewindsoressex.com/wejobs to sign up.

Search online job banks

Ok, so you’re looking for a few online job banks that you can search to find your next job.

Here are a few suggestions:

Set up a Google Alert

Google Alerts can help power your job search by sending emails to you when new results for a subject matter show up in Google Search.

For example, you can be notified when your favourite organization is mentioned online so you can stay current with the latest information about them. In the same way, you can also add certain key words like “Windsor hiring” or “Leamington job” or “Kingsville Welder” or “Hiring Nurse” so that you’ll be notified when new information containing those words appear online.

To create a custom Google Alert, click here: https://www.google.com/alerts. You can provide an email address of your choosing and also determine the frequency with which you are emailed the information.

Job seeker tips and guides

 

 

 

Ok, so you’re looking for some tips and/or guides to aid in your job search.

Please visit Workforce WindsorEssex’s website to see what’s available by going to www.workforcewindsoressex.com.

Research the labour market

Ok, so you want help researching or accessing information about the labour market.

What kind of labour market information are you looking for?

Local labour market information

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Ok, so you want help researching trends in Windsor-Essex’s labour market.

Workforce WindsorEssex works with employers to gather labour market information and intelligence about in-demand occupations and skills. With that information, they work with local employment and educational partners at the secondary and post-secondary level to drive local solutions to our region’s workforce challenges.

What kind of labour market information are you looking for?

Resources for Job-Seekers

Workforce WindsorEssex logo

 

 

 

Ok, you are a job-seeker and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help job-seekers find employment.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for Employers

Workforce WindsorEssex logo

 

 

 

Ok, you are an employer and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help employers learn about the local labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for Students & Educators

Workforce WindsorEssex logo

 

 

 

 

Ok, you are a student or educator and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help students and educators learn about the region’s labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for the Community

Workforce WindsorEssex logo

 

 

 

 

Ok, you are apart of the community and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help the community better understand the region’s labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Ontario labour market information

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Ok, if you’re looking for provincial labour market information.

Learn more about work trends and the skills, education and training you need for jobs today, and in the future.

Visit Ontario’s Labour Market website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/labour-market.

Federal labour market information

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Ok, if you’re looking for national labour market information.

Learn more about an occupation you are interested in: wages, outlooks, education, skills needed and so much more.

Visit Canada’s Job Bank website at https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/trend-analysis.

Research opportunities for post-secondary graduates

Ok, you are a post-secondary student or alumni and you are looking for research funding and/or internship opportunities.

What academic level of research or internship opportunity are you qualified to do?

Undergraduate research

Ok, you’re an undergraduate looking for research opportunities in Windsor-Essex.

Below is a list of organizations that offer paid research programs.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

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If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

For more information about the programs offered by NSERC, visit their website by clicking one of the categories below.

 

General Contact:

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1 877-767- 1767

University of Windsor Contact: 
Heather Pratt
(519) 253-3000 ext 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Graduate or post-doctoral research

Ok, you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities in Windsor-Essex.

Below is a list of organizations that offer paid research programs.

Mitacs

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If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, you’ve come to the right place.

Take your company to the next level with Mitacs.

The research needed to grow your business requires talent, time and budget. But finding the ideal combination of these three elements can be a challenge. Mitacs helps you to bridge those gaps. We connect companies with university researchers for innovative projects, ensuring you achieve measurable ROI on your research and development. We spend time understanding your business needs, find the right talent to work on the solution and provide financial support, up to 55% of the project cost. For more information, visit www.mitacs.ca.

Accelerate

Solve your research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. Internships start at four months and can scale up as much as you need — your financial contribution starts at $7,500.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate#business.

Accelerate International

Mitacs Accelerate International supports bilateral research collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and abroad. Interns at Canadian universities can undertake projects in Mitacs’s partner countries. Interns from Mitacs’s partner countries can undertake projects in Canada.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate/mitacs-accelerate-international.

Contact:

Katie Facecchia
Business Development
(519) 560-1582
kfacecchia@mitacs.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

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If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

For more information about the programs offered by NSERC, visit their website by clicking one of the categories below.

 

General Contact:

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1 877-767- 1767

University of Windsor Contact: 
Heather Pratt
(519) 253-3000 ext 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities then you’ve come to the right place.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) strives to ensure a strong foundation of future health research leaders and is committed to offering programs that increase the supply of highly-qualified research personnel. CIHR directly funds trainees at all levels – Master’s, Doctoral, and Post-doctoral – in all health disciplines, including health professionals (clinicians, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals) who are interested in pursuing health research through training award programs as well as grants and strategic initiatives.

To review the opportunities in greater detail, visit their funding program on their website at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Federal Student Work Experience Program

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The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills.

  • Students are not required to have previous work experience in order to apply
  • Students must meet the program’s eligibility criteria
  • Jobs can be offered on a full or part-time basis

FSWEP has a wide variety of cool jobs from coast to coast, varying from outdoor field work and research to office positions in administration, IT and finance, from work in trades to policy and communications, and many more!

To learn more about FSWEP and to apply, visit their webpage at jobs-emplois.gc.ca.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

 

If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. SSHRC supports post-secondary based research, research training, and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities through three programs: Talent, Insight, and Connection.

To review the opportunities in greater detail, visit their funding search engine on their website at www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

University of Windsor Faculty of Graduate Studies

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If you’re a graduate student at the University of Windsor, then you’re in the right place.

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Graduate Studies is proud to offer a competitive funding program for graduate students.

To view the current funding opportunities, visit the Faculty’s website at www.uwindsor.ca.

Online Resume Critiquing Service

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Ok, if you’re looking for help to improve your resume, consider using the Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc.’s online resume critiquing service by visiting their website at www.uhc.ca.

In-person help

Ok, so you’re looking for a new job and could use help from professionals.

There are a number of organizations that provide employment services in Windsor-Essex. Help us provide you with a smaller list by telling us more about yourself.

I’m a local postsecondary student or graduate

As a student or graduate of a local College or University in Windsor-Essex who is looking for help to get a new job, there are four different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
    On-Campus Services are offered to students and alumni of Collège Boréal, St. Clair College, and the University of Windsor.
  2. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.
  3. Research Opportunities will provide you a list of organizations who will work with post-secondary institutions and private sector partners to provide paid work for researchers by offering financial incentives.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Research opportunities for post-secondary graduates

Ok, you are a post-secondary student or alumni and you are looking for research funding and/or internship opportunities.

What academic level of research or internship opportunity are you qualified to do?

Undergraduate research

Ok, you’re an undergraduate looking for research opportunities in Windsor-Essex.

Below is a list of organizations that offer paid research programs.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

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If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

For more information about the programs offered by NSERC, visit their website by clicking one of the categories below.

 

General Contact:

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1 877-767- 1767

University of Windsor Contact: 
Heather Pratt
(519) 253-3000 ext 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Graduate or post-doctoral research

Ok, you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities in Windsor-Essex.

Below is a list of organizations that offer paid research programs.

Mitacs

Mitacs Logo

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, you’ve come to the right place.

Take your company to the next level with Mitacs.

The research needed to grow your business requires talent, time and budget. But finding the ideal combination of these three elements can be a challenge. Mitacs helps you to bridge those gaps. We connect companies with university researchers for innovative projects, ensuring you achieve measurable ROI on your research and development. We spend time understanding your business needs, find the right talent to work on the solution and provide financial support, up to 55% of the project cost. For more information, visit www.mitacs.ca.

Accelerate

Solve your research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. Internships start at four months and can scale up as much as you need — your financial contribution starts at $7,500.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate#business.

Accelerate International

Mitacs Accelerate International supports bilateral research collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and abroad. Interns at Canadian universities can undertake projects in Mitacs’s partner countries. Interns from Mitacs’s partner countries can undertake projects in Canada.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate/mitacs-accelerate-international.

Contact:

Katie Facecchia
Business Development
(519) 560-1582
kfacecchia@mitacs.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

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If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

For more information about the programs offered by NSERC, visit their website by clicking one of the categories below.

 

General Contact:

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1 877-767- 1767

University of Windsor Contact: 
Heather Pratt
(519) 253-3000 ext 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities then you’ve come to the right place.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) strives to ensure a strong foundation of future health research leaders and is committed to offering programs that increase the supply of highly-qualified research personnel. CIHR directly funds trainees at all levels – Master’s, Doctoral, and Post-doctoral – in all health disciplines, including health professionals (clinicians, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals) who are interested in pursuing health research through training award programs as well as grants and strategic initiatives.

To review the opportunities in greater detail, visit their funding program on their website at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Federal Student Work Experience Program

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The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills.

  • Students are not required to have previous work experience in order to apply
  • Students must meet the program’s eligibility criteria
  • Jobs can be offered on a full or part-time basis

FSWEP has a wide variety of cool jobs from coast to coast, varying from outdoor field work and research to office positions in administration, IT and finance, from work in trades to policy and communications, and many more!

To learn more about FSWEP and to apply, visit their webpage at jobs-emplois.gc.ca.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

 

If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. SSHRC supports post-secondary based research, research training, and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities through three programs: Talent, Insight, and Connection.

To review the opportunities in greater detail, visit their funding search engine on their website at www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

University of Windsor Faculty of Graduate Studies

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If you’re a graduate student at the University of Windsor, then you’re in the right place.

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Graduate Studies is proud to offer a competitive funding program for graduate students.

To view the current funding opportunities, visit the Faculty’s website at www.uwindsor.ca.

Community Organizations – Youth

Ok, you are a youth or young adult (under 30) and are looking for help finding a job from a community organization in Windsor-Essex.

Below, you’ll find a list of community organizations that specialize in offering services, including both employment and non-employment related ones, to employers, youth and young adults in our region. The services offered by each organization vary, so it’s important to learn about each organization to determine which one best suits your needs.

Canadian Mental Health Association of Windsor-Essex County

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CMHA’s Employment Support Services (ESS) program provides help and continuing support to people with a serious mental illness who are interested and seeking employment in the community as part of their recovery process. The supported employment program is integrated with the Case Management Services at the Branch to ensure that their employment goals are consistent with their individualized recovery plan. The direct involvement of the individual is critical in identifying employment goals. Services are tailored to the individual’s needs and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Community market value employment is the goal
  • Job readiness and Job search training are provided
  • Employment goal planning & job finding based on individual preferences & qualifications
  • Ongoing supports to maintain employment, including job coaching
  • Computer Training, resume development and skill building training modules
  • Personalized Assistance to Competitive Employment (PACE) Program for OW recipients who are not connected to CMHA Community Supports but could benefit from specialized employment supports

For more information about the program, including eligibility and how to access the service, visit the CMHA of Windsor-Essex County’s website at http://windsoressex.cmha.ca.

Location:

1400 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 3L9

On-Campus Organizations – Post-Secondary

Excellent. You’re a student or alumni of Collège Boréal, St. Clair College, or the University of Windsor and are looking for employment services on-campus.

Which college or university are you a student or alumni of?

St. Clair College Employment Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students, alumni and employers who want to hire are able to access the following employment related services.

Current Students and Co-op Employers

Current Students can visit Career Services in Room 274 at the South Campus or on the lower level of St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. For more information, visit the Career Services website at www.stclaircollege.ca/studentservices/careerservices.

First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students can access career counselling, resources, and computers at its First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Student Centre located in Room 133A at the South Campus and in Room B014 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. To speak with the the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Coordinator, please contact Maxine Nahdee at mnahdee@stclaircollege.ca.

Alumni and Employers

Alumni can visit St. Clair College’s Employment Centre located in Windsor and/or Amherstburg. For more information, visit the Employment Centre website at www.stclairemploymentcentre.com.

To make an appointment, call the location closest to you.

Locations:

Roundhouse Centre
3015 Howard Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 3Y9
(519) 253-4461

Fort Malden Plaza
400 Sandwich Street South
Amherstburg, ON N9V 3L4
(519) 736-2827

University of Windsor Co-op, Career & Employment Services

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Students, alumni and employers are able to access employment-related services on-campus:

  • Job postings for students and alumni
  • Co-operative Education
  • Workshops
  • Job fairs and employer events
  • One-on-one advising

For more information, visit http://experience.uwindsor.ca or call (519) 253-3000 ext. 3895.

Campus Locations:

Career and Employment Services
Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre Suite #100

Co-operative Education Programs
Room #1101 Lambton Tower

If you’re an Odette School of Business and or Faculty of Law student, alumni, or employer, you can also access services at the following locations:

Community Organizations – Youth

Ok, you are a youth or young adult (under 30) and are looking for help finding a job from a community organization in Windsor-Essex.

Below, you’ll find a list of community organizations that specialize in offering services, including both employment and non-employment related ones, to employers, youth and young adults in our region. The services offered by each organization vary, so it’s important to learn about each organization to determine which one best suits your needs.

 

Youth and young adult employment programs

Ok, you’re a youth or young adult looking for employment programs.

Choose from the list of programs below to see what best suits your situation or return to the previous question by choosing none of the above.

Youth Job Connection

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The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

Youth Job Connection consists of two components:

  • A year-round component, which provides intensive employment supports for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education, or training and who experience multiple barriers to employment.
  • A summer component – Youth Job Connection: Summer – which provides summer, part-time, and after-school job opportunities to high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work.

Up to $7,500 per client is available for a combination of pre-employment stipends, youth job placement supports, training/skills enhancement supports, and employer placement incentives. The amount provided for each type of support is determined by the service provider on a case-by-case basis, according to defined requirements and depending on the needs of the youth participant and employer.

Financial incentives for employers may be negotiated between the service providers and the employer to encourage employers to provide placements and offset expenses incurred by the employer during the placement.

The need for and amount of the incentive will be negotiated based on the skill level and complexity required for the placement, as well as the length of any on-the-job training required.

For more information about Youth Job Connection, including help with applying, contact any one of the following local Employment Ontario Service Providers.

Youth Job Link

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Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.

Youth Job Link provides three categories of non-intensive employment services, each of which is available year-round. They are:

  • Career exploration services to increase knowledge of career options and support career decision-making;
  • Career management services to improve readiness for the labour market; and,
  • Job search, readiness, and matching assistance to connect youth with employers offering employment opportunities, including summer jobs.

In some cases, up to $300 per participant is available for a combination of:

  • Individual-focused Employment Supports for some youth who have been matched to an employer but need additional support to offset work-related costs such as transportation, work clothing, and equipment; and
  • Employer Incentives for some employers to offset specific costs related to onboarding new youth hires (e.g. additional supervision and training).

Interested businesses must work with a local Employment Ontario Service Provider to access the program. They will discuss the program in greater detail with you, answer any questions that you may have, and lead you through the application process. For a list of local Employment Ontario Service Providers select the button below.

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
I’m a youth or young adult (under 30 years)

Ok, so you’re a youth or young adult under 30 years old who is looking for a new job.

There are three different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from. Click the arrow for a description of each. Alternatively, you can review employment programs by name.

    1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
    2. Community Organizations are not-for-profit organizations that offer a variety of services, including some employment supports, to youth. These organizations generally have mandates that go further than just employment supports.
    3. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

Employment Ontario logo

 

 

 

 

The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Youth and young adult employment programs

Ok, you’re a youth or young adult looking for employment programs.

Choose from the list of programs below to see what best suits your situation or return to the previous question by choosing none of the above.

Youth Job Connection

Government of Ontario Logo

 

 

 

 

The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

Youth Job Connection consists of two components:

  • A year-round component, which provides intensive employment supports for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education, or training and who experience multiple barriers to employment.
  • A summer component – Youth Job Connection: Summer – which provides summer, part-time, and after-school job opportunities to high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work.

Up to $7,500 per client is available for a combination of pre-employment stipends, youth job placement supports, training/skills enhancement supports, and employer placement incentives. The amount provided for each type of support is determined by the service provider on a case-by-case basis, according to defined requirements and depending on the needs of the youth participant and employer.

Financial incentives for employers may be negotiated between the service providers and the employer to encourage employers to provide placements and offset expenses incurred by the employer during the placement.

The need for and amount of the incentive will be negotiated based on the skill level and complexity required for the placement, as well as the length of any on-the-job training required.

For more information about Youth Job Connection, including help with applying, contact any one of the following local Employment Ontario Service Providers.

Youth Job Link

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Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.

Youth Job Link provides three categories of non-intensive employment services, each of which is available year-round. They are:

  • Career exploration services to increase knowledge of career options and support career decision-making;
  • Career management services to improve readiness for the labour market; and,
  • Job search, readiness, and matching assistance to connect youth with employers offering employment opportunities, including summer jobs.

In some cases, up to $300 per participant is available for a combination of:

  • Individual-focused Employment Supports for some youth who have been matched to an employer but need additional support to offset work-related costs such as transportation, work clothing, and equipment; and
  • Employer Incentives for some employers to offset specific costs related to onboarding new youth hires (e.g. additional supervision and training).

Interested businesses must work with a local Employment Ontario Service Provider to access the program. They will discuss the program in greater detail with you, answer any questions that you may have, and lead you through the application process. For a list of local Employment Ontario Service Providers select the button below.

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Community Organizations – Youth

Ok, you are a youth or young adult (under 30) and are looking for help finding a job from a community organization in Windsor-Essex.

Below, you’ll find a list of community organizations that specialize in offering services, including both employment and non-employment related ones, to employers, youth and young adults in our region. The services offered by each organization vary, so it’s important to learn about each organization to determine which one best suits your needs.

Canadian Mental Health Association of Windsor-Essex County

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CMHA’s Employment Support Services (ESS) program provides help and continuing support to people with a serious mental illness who are interested and seeking employment in the community as part of their recovery process. The supported employment program is integrated with the Case Management Services at the Branch to ensure that their employment goals are consistent with their individualized recovery plan. The direct involvement of the individual is critical in identifying employment goals. Services are tailored to the individual’s needs and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Community market value employment is the goal
  • Job readiness and Job search training are provided
  • Employment goal planning & job finding based on individual preferences & qualifications
  • Ongoing supports to maintain employment, including job coaching
  • Computer Training, resume development and skill building training modules
  • Personalized Assistance to Competitive Employment (PACE) Program for OW recipients who are not connected to CMHA Community Supports but could benefit from specialized employment supports

For more information about the program, including eligibility and how to access the service, visit the CMHA of Windsor-Essex County’s website at http://windsoressex.cmha.ca.

Location:

1400 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 3L9

I’m an immigrant

Ok, so you were born outside of Canada.

There are three different types of organizations that you can access employment related services from.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Community Organizations are not-for-profit organizations that offer a variety of services, including some employment supports, to immigrants. These organizations generally have mandates that go further than just employment supports.
  3. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Community organizations offering services for immigrants

Excellent. In Windsor-Essex, there are a number of community organizations to help you with a variety of services, including employment services.

Below, you’ll find a list of community organizations that specialize in offering services, including both employment and non-employment related ones, to employers and immigrants in our region. The services offered by each organization vary, so it’s important to learn about each organization by visiting their website.

I’m a person with a disability

Whether you’re an employer looking to hire someone with a disability or you have a disability and want help finding a job, you’re in the right place.

There are three different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Community Organizations offering disability services are not-for-profit organizations that offer a variety of services, including some employment supports, to persons with a disability. These organizations generally have mandates that go further than just employment supports.
  3. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Community organizations and government programs offering help with employment

Below, you’ll find a list of community organizations that specialize in offering services, including both employment and non-employment related ones, to employers and people with disabilities in our region. Also in this list are some government programs. You can learn more about each organization, along with their programs and services, by clicking on their organization’s name to visit their website.

I am Indigenous

Ok, so you are either First Nations, Inuit, or Metis and are looking for help finding a job.

There are three different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Indigenous Services will provide a list of organizations who offer a variety of services, including some employment supports, to Indigenous people. These organizations generally have mandates that go further than just employment supports.
  3. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Indigenous Services

Ok, you are an employer or a First Nations, Inuit or Metis person who is looking for help from an organization that serves indigenous people in Windsor-Essex.

Below, you’ll find a list of community organizations that specialize in offering services, including both employment and non-employment related ones, to employers and indigenous people in our region.You can learn more about each organization, along with their programs and services, by clicking on their organization’s name to visit their website.

Apatisiwin
Caldwell First Nation
Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre
Métis Nation of Ontario (Windsor office)
University of Windsor’s Aboriginal Education Centre
St. Clair College’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit Student Centre

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

None of the above

Ok, below is a list of employment organizations that can help you.

There are two different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from. Both types offer job matching and placements; however, Employment Ontario Service Providers can sometimes offer hiring incentives to employers.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
  2. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.
Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.

Working part-time

Ok, so you’re employed part-time and want some help looking for a new job.

What kind of help do you want?

Online Help

Ok, you are interested in exploring what kinds of online help might be available to help you with your job search, while staying in the comfort of your home.

What can we help you with?

Experiential Learning Hub

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Experiential Learning helps to connect classroom learning and under-experienced individuals with new workplace experiences. These experiences provide hands-on and work integrated learning opportunities in addition to including an aspect of reflection.

Examples of experiential learning include co-op placements, internships, apprenticeships, tours and more.

Workforce WindsorEssex can help facilitate these opportunities for both learners and employers with our new Experiential Learning Hub at: www.workforcewindsoressex.com.

Send me local job postings and career fair information

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Ok, so you want to sign up for a service that shares local job postings and career fairs by email.

The WEskills team at Workforce WindsorEssex would like to make your job search easier!

We distribute new job postings and information about upcoming job fairs and training opportunities to the public in the form of email blasts.

Visit www.workforcewindsoressex.com/wejobs to sign up.

Search online job banks

Ok, so you’re looking for a few online job banks that you can search to find your next job.

Here are a few suggestions:

Set up a Google Alert

Google Alerts can help power your job search by sending emails to you when new results for a subject matter show up in Google Search.

For example, you can be notified when your favourite organization is mentioned online so you can stay current with the latest information about them. In the same way, you can also add certain key words like “Windsor hiring” or “Leamington job” or “Kingsville Welder” or “Hiring Nurse” so that you’ll be notified when new information containing those words appear online.

To create a custom Google Alert, click here: https://www.google.com/alerts. You can provide an email address of your choosing and also determine the frequency with which you are emailed the information.

Job seeker tips and guides

 

 

 

Ok, so you’re looking for some tips and/or guides to aid in your job search.

Please visit Workforce WindsorEssex’s website to see what’s available by going to www.workforcewindsoressex.com.

Research the labour market

Ok, so you want help researching or accessing information about the labour market.

What kind of labour market information are you looking for?

Local labour market information

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Ok, so you want help researching trends in Windsor-Essex’s labour market.

Workforce WindsorEssex works with employers to gather labour market information and intelligence about in-demand occupations and skills. With that information, they work with local employment and educational partners at the secondary and post-secondary level to drive local solutions to our region’s workforce challenges.

What kind of labour market information are you looking for?

Resources for Job-Seekers

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Ok, you are a job-seeker and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help job-seekers find employment.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for Employers

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Ok, you are an employer and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help employers learn about the local labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for Students & Educators

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Ok, you are a student or educator and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help students and educators learn about the region’s labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Resources for the Community

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Ok, you are apart of the community and are looking for resources.

Workforce WindsorEssex offers labour market tools, research and guides to help the community better understand the region’s labour market.

Choose a resource link below to learn more about it on Workforce WindsorEssex’s website:

Ontario labour market information

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Ok, if you’re looking for provincial labour market information.

Learn more about work trends and the skills, education and training you need for jobs today, and in the future.

Visit Ontario’s Labour Market website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/labour-market.

Federal labour market information

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Ok, if you’re looking for national labour market information.

Learn more about an occupation you are interested in: wages, outlooks, education, skills needed and so much more.

Visit Canada’s Job Bank website at https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/trend-analysis.

Research opportunities for post-secondary graduates

Ok, you are a post-secondary student or alumni and you are looking for research funding and/or internship opportunities.

What academic level of research or internship opportunity are you qualified to do?

Undergraduate research

Ok, you’re an undergraduate looking for research opportunities in Windsor-Essex.

Below is a list of organizations that offer paid research programs.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

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If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

For more information about the programs offered by NSERC, visit their website by clicking one of the categories below.

 

General Contact:

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1 877-767- 1767

University of Windsor Contact: 
Heather Pratt
(519) 253-3000 ext 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Graduate or post-doctoral research

Ok, you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities in Windsor-Essex.

Below is a list of organizations that offer paid research programs.

Mitacs

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If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, you’ve come to the right place.

Take your company to the next level with Mitacs.

The research needed to grow your business requires talent, time and budget. But finding the ideal combination of these three elements can be a challenge. Mitacs helps you to bridge those gaps. We connect companies with university researchers for innovative projects, ensuring you achieve measurable ROI on your research and development. We spend time understanding your business needs, find the right talent to work on the solution and provide financial support, up to 55% of the project cost. For more information, visit www.mitacs.ca.

Accelerate

Solve your research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. Internships start at four months and can scale up as much as you need — your financial contribution starts at $7,500.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate#business.

Accelerate International

Mitacs Accelerate International supports bilateral research collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and abroad. Interns at Canadian universities can undertake projects in Mitacs’s partner countries. Interns from Mitacs’s partner countries can undertake projects in Canada.

For more information, visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate/mitacs-accelerate-international.

Contact:

Katie Facecchia
Business Development
(519) 560-1582
kfacecchia@mitacs.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

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If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student looking for research opportunities or an employer interested in hiring a researcher, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

For more information about the programs offered by NSERC, visit their website by clicking one of the categories below.

 

General Contact:

Nserc-ontario@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
1 877-767- 1767

University of Windsor Contact: 
Heather Pratt
(519) 253-3000 ext 3917
hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities then you’ve come to the right place.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) strives to ensure a strong foundation of future health research leaders and is committed to offering programs that increase the supply of highly-qualified research personnel. CIHR directly funds trainees at all levels – Master’s, Doctoral, and Post-doctoral – in all health disciplines, including health professionals (clinicians, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals) who are interested in pursuing health research through training award programs as well as grants and strategic initiatives.

To review the opportunities in greater detail, visit their funding program on their website at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Federal Student Work Experience Program

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The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills.

  • Students are not required to have previous work experience in order to apply
  • Students must meet the program’s eligibility criteria
  • Jobs can be offered on a full or part-time basis

FSWEP has a wide variety of cool jobs from coast to coast, varying from outdoor field work and research to office positions in administration, IT and finance, from work in trades to policy and communications, and many more!

To learn more about FSWEP and to apply, visit their webpage at jobs-emplois.gc.ca.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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If you’re a graduate student looking for research opportunities, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. SSHRC supports post-secondary based research, research training, and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities through three programs: Talent, Insight, and Connection.

To review the opportunities in greater detail, visit their funding search engine on their website at www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

University of Windsor Faculty of Graduate Studies

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If you’re a graduate student at the University of Windsor, then you’re in the right place.

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Graduate Studies is proud to offer a competitive funding program for graduate students.

To view the current funding opportunities, visit the Faculty’s website at www.uwindsor.ca.

Online Resume Critiquing Service

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Ok, if you’re looking for help to improve your resume, consider using the Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc.’s online resume critiquing service by visiting their website at www.uhc.ca.

In-person help

Ok, so you’re looking for a new job and could use help from professionals.

There are a number of organizations that provide employment services in Windsor-Essex. Help us provide you with a smaller list by telling us more about yourself.

I’m a local postsecondary student or graduate

As a student or graduate of a local College or University in Windsor-Essex who is looking for help to get a new job, there are four different types of organizations that you can access employment-related services from.

  1. Employment Ontario Service Providers are a province-wide network of community organizations that offer government-funded employment programs to Ontarians at no-charge.
    On-Campus Services are offered to students and alumni of Collège Boréal, St. Clair College, and the University of Windsor.
  2. Private Employment Agencies are for-profit organizations that are in the business of matching employees with employers and vice-versa. Some of these services may have a cost associated with them.
  3. Research Opportunities will provide you a list of organizations who will work with post-secondary institutions and private sector partners to provide paid work for researchers by offering financial incentives.

Which type of organization do you want help from?

Employment Ontario Service Providers

Okay, you’ve chosen to get help from an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

These organizations have contractual agreements with the government to offer a range of resources, supports, and services to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and employers. The goal of these organizations is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment.

Any of the following organizations can help you, but we’ve listed them alphabetically. If you need help finding a location close to your home or place of work, select the “help me choose by location” button.

Employment Ontario Service Providers by Location

Employment Ontario logoTough choice indeed. Although Employment Ontario Service Providers offer services to all Ontarians in every community, they are not physically located in every community.

Select the community that would be convenient for you to visit to access Employment Ontario services, and we’ll narrow down the choices some more.

EOSP – Amherstburg

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Amherstburg. Please select it.

EOSP – Belle River/Lakeshore

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Belle River. Please select it.

EOSP – Essex

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Only one of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in the Town of Essex. Please select it.

EOSP – Kingsville

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Only two of the local Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Kingsville. You can select either one.

EOSP – Leamington

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The following Employment Ontario Service Providers have a physical office location in Leamington. Select any one of them.

EOSP – Windsor
Private Employment Agencies

Below is a list of some of the privately-operated employment agencies in Windsor-Essex. They may or may not charge the job-seeker for their services, so be sure to ask. Clicking on their name will send you to their company website where you can get their contact information.