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We always find the professionalism and dedication of the team at CERC excellent.
-Stephen Buss, Freedom 55 Financial
Employment Ontario Programs

The program 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 resume, increasing their chances of successfully obtaining long-term employment.
Who Can Participate?
Job seekers who are unemployed and meet one of the following conditions:
  • Established a claim for Employment Insurance benefits or their Employment Insurance period ended within the past three years;
  • 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.
Employers/Sponsors:
Businesses, non-profit organizations, crown corporations, municipalities or provincial/territorial governments, First Nations councils, public health and educational institutions.
Eligible Projects should:
  • be finite in nature and incremental to the sponsors normal activities;
  • provide a benefit to the community or the local economy;
  • provide participants with a meaningful work experience;
  • share in the cost of the project, if it is within the sponsors ability to do so.