There are a number of training and employment programs offered to workers and businesses in the City of Cambridge.

Employment and training

The following programs support employment and offer workforce training.

Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus
The Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus provides an employer that hires, registers and trains an apprentice as part of their participation in the Employment Service program will receive a $1,000 bonus.
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit

The federal apprenticeship job creation tax credit encourages employers to hire apprentices in eligible trades. Employers are eligible for up to $2,000 per year for each apprentice hired.

Contact the Canada Revenue Agency toll-free at 1(800) 959-5525 for more information.

Canada Summer Jobs

The Canada Summer Jobs program provides employers that create career-related summer jobs for students (ages 15 to 30) with wage subsidies.

For more information, contact Service Canada toll-free at 1(800) 935-5555.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.

Ontario Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
A refundable tax credit is available for businesses employing apprentices in certain skilled trades.
Job Bank
The Job Bank is an online listing of job postings from across Ontario and Canada.
Ontario Job Creation Partnerships
Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is a program that offers work to unemployed job seekers in projects that help the community or local economy.
Ontario Labour Market Partnerships

The Ontario labour market program supports partnerships among employers, employer/employee associations, and community groups.

Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario offers programs for employers, employees, apprentices, and job seekers. The

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development manages this division.

Contact the Ministry toll free at 1-800-387-5656 for more information.

Ontario Targeted Wage Subsidy
The Targeted Wade Subsidies provide on-the-job work experience to unemployed people with difficulty finding work. The program also encourages employers to hire those facing employment barriers by offering temporary wage subsidies.

Community development programs

The City of Cambridge also offers a number of local community development programs.

Building communities through arts and heritage

The Arts and Heritage Program increases opportunities for local artists and groups to celebrate local heritage through festivals and other events.

For more information, call toll-free 1(866) 811-0055.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation future fund grant supports initiatives that create opportunities for communities to fully participate in Ontario's labour market.

Contact the Foundation at (416) 963-4927 or toll-free at 1(800) 263-2887, for more information.

Rural Economic Development Program

The Rural Economic Development Program is an initiative that helps rural areas remove barriers to community and economic growth.

For more information contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs at (519) 826-3100 or toll-free at 1 (888) 466-2372.