|Must meet qualifications||Must meet deadlines|
Etobicoke, Scarborough, and Toronto, all have art councils who are supposed to assist artisis, authors, and filmmakers. There are also new media centres across the city to help graphic artists and website designers. These councils and centres are not ERCs and are funded by the City of Toronto, Ontario's government, and the Toronto District School Board.
The above listed programs cover authors, film makers,and publishers. No money is granted for authors and publishers of internet websites.
|Access Community Capital Fund||Small business loans|
|Farm Start||Self-Employment||Start your own farm|
|Federal Business Grants||Like provincial programs,|
many applicants are disqualified
|Microskills Women's Self-Employment||On E.I. or Reach Back||Must have a viable idea|
|Ontario Self-Employment Benefit||See below||See below|
|Self-Employment||On E.I. or Reach Back + $5500||Operating your own business|
|CYBF||Must be 18-34 years old||Small business for youth|
Ontario's government, through Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, provides the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit to E.I. recipients who have a viable business idea. The exception to this is somebody who has received E.I. while on parental leave within the last 5 years and is now re-entering the work force.
The cash and up to 10 weeks of business training are provided through some of the ERCs named below who are responsible for telling the MTCU about the idea. The cash is non-refundable and MTCU decides the amount received.
No idea have well this program, or any of the other ones, are doing in creating and maintaining long lasting jobs.
E.I. is also available for the self-employed
Currently, 549 000 of the 1 400 000 unemployed Canadians receive E.I. benefits. Starting sometime in 2013, the following changes will occur to those receiving E.I. benefits. The federal Conservative government does not need parliament's consent to make these changes and has no job creation plans. Since coming to power in february 2006, the Conservatives have maintained Canada's E.I. rate over 7%.
- In 2009, Jobbank.gc.ca refused to kick off an employer who wanted me to work w.o. vacation pay and said his company would pay me only after I worked an unspecified amount of hours. Otherwise, I would not bwe paid. The PM did not even answer my email on this.
- In 2008, an employer advertised a Tuesday to Saturday job, but there was only one Saturday afternoon's work.
From 1995 -2003, when the Conservative Party, now the federal government, was Ontario's government, they passed laws to disqualify Ontario Works claimants.
Seek to join other employment programs listed on this page if you have been kicked off E.I.
ERCs are for all job seekers. ERCs on post secondary campuses are only for current students of that institution.
ERCs used to be places where job seekers found internet connected computers to browse job websites.
On August 3, 2010, Ontario's government, without protest from the opposition parties, forced ERCs the government funds to take out most of their computers and hire staff. This has caused job seekers to flock to Toronto public libraries to find internet connected computers which can browse job websites while the August 3, 2010, ERC hired staff sits around.
ERCs used to hand out free floppy disks to job seekers. Now, job seekers must type out their resumes on MS Word (available on ERC internet connected computers) each time they mail out their resumes. This means, job seekers must spend more time applying for jobs rather than searching for jobs.
In fact, after Ontario's government spent millions of dollars, many ERC staff sit around and tell job seekers to:
ERCs are open various hours. Each ERC sets its own hours. Below are the open hours for ERCs in my neighbourhood.
In May 2012, thie same ERC, was not allowing job seekers who were registered at other ERCs to pre-register for a job fair this ERC was holding.
Contact the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and University (the chief funder of this ERC), if you encounter problems with them. Please register at other ERCs.
Some City of Toronto departments, eg., fire department, charge a non-refundable $50 fee to process job applications.
Some police departments will only process applications after the applicant has CPR and First Aid certificates and has attended an information session.
|Date / Time||Location||Facts|
|Sat. Nov. 2 9am - 2pm|
Filling the application form online will take at least 30 muinutes. Make sure to have the cost of your mortgage, rent, car payments, debts, money owed, plus sources of income including E.I. & OAS receipts, investment income, and pay stubs.
Once the application is filled out, it will be reviewed and you will be invited for an interview
No 2015 Pan Am Games events are occurring in these neighbourhoods giving these neighbourhoods no promised Games benefits. Did Games organisers deliberately avoid these neighbourhoods? Why is there no emphasis to hire people from these neighbourhoods to work at the 2015 Pan Am Games?
|Toronto's Priority Neighbourhoods|
|Crescent Town M4B & M4C|
|Dorset Park M1P|
|Eglinton East - Kennedy Park M1K, M1J|
|Flemingdon Park - Victoria Village M3A, M3C & M4A|
|Kingston-Galloway M1G, M1E|
|Jamestown - Rexdale M9V|
|Jane-Finch M9L, M9M, M3N, M3L|
|Regent Park M5A|
|Scarborough Village M1M|
|Steeles-L'Amoureaux M1S, M1T, M1V, M1W|
|St. Jamestown M4X|
|Weston-St. Dennis M9P, M9N, M6N|
|Community Involvement||High school students||Volunteer for 40 hours||See your school principal|
|Law In Action||For Grades 10-12 students||Experience law activities||Email Sarah Pole|
or call: 416 978 5148
Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP)
|For Grades 11-12 students||Attend high school & simultaneously|
earn a trade certification
|Email for deadline|
& application form
Many companies are taking advantage of this by offering high schoolers non-paying jobs describing their positions as "internships" and "volunteer"
High schoolers, do not accept non-paying jobs. Contact your MPP about repealing this law. Click here to find your school board.
Jim Flaherty, John Baird, and Tony Clement, are current Canadian cabinet ministers
Ontario's Liberal government has not taken down this law.
Tim Hudak is now leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
John Hastings, who represented the riding of Etobicoke North at the time, now is a Toronto public school trustee
|2nd Career||See "2nd Career" below||See "2nd Career" below|
|Federal apprenticeship grants||Enrolled in red seal|
|Receive $1000 - $4000 in|
taxable federal grants
|Ontario Apprenticeships||Completed high school||Various programs|
|OSAP||For post secondary students||Hold cursor here|
|Paid Ontario Gov't Internships||College or university graduation|
withing the last 2 years
|Intern in an Ontario|
|Career Exploration||Unsure of career||Decides your career choices|
|Job Creation Partnership||E.I. or Reach Back||Temporary work for E.I. recipients|
|Job finding club||E.I., Reach Back||Job finding group|
||E.I. or Reach Back||Permanent work for|
The biggest problems with programs listed on this webpage include job seekers unable to qualify and a lack of information on whether or not these programs are working.
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