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News & Updates

Employment Service is here to provide you with up to date News on the Labour Market, Job Opportunities and helpful information.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015Open House

Open House – South Side Community Centre

Date: 8 October 2015
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Drop in and discover our creative approach to community services.
Don’t miss your chance of winning a Dell tablet, camera and many more great prizes!!
See poster: open house oct 2015

Thursday, January 15th, 2015English as a Second Language

Would you like to learn English?  The Renfrew County District School Board Continuing & Community Education Department offere a program for recent and established new Canadians.  Please call 613-732-8740.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Small, medium and large employers across Ontario can now apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to invest in skills training for new and existing employees.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

If you’re an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you.  Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.  Click on https://www.eoss.tcu.gov.on.ca/ for the application.

Sunday, June 1st, 2014Minimum Wage Increase Effective Today

Effective today, June 1st, 2014 Minimum Wage has increased across Ontario.
General Minimum Wage has increased from $10.25 per hour to $11.00 per hour.
Student Minimum Wage has increased from $9.60 per hour to $10.30 per hour.
Liquor Servers Minimum Wage has increased from $8.90 per hour to $9.55 per hour.
Hunting and Fishing Guides Minimum Wage has increased from $51.25 for working less than five consecutive hours in a day to $55.00 and increased from $102.50 for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive to $110.00
Homeworkers Wage (110 per cent of the general minimum wage) has increased from $11.28 per hour to $12.10 per hour

If the minimum wage rate changes during a pay period, the pay period will be treated as if it were two separate pay periods and the employee will be entitled to at least the minimum wage that applies in each of those periods

For more information, check out the Ontario Ministry of Labour website.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014Hourly Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers

“The province intends to increase the hourly wage of publicly-funded PSWs who work in home and community care settings by $4.00 over the next three years. Ontario is also setting a new base wage for these PSWs that will increase alongside the hourly wage to $16.50/hour by April 1, 2016. In addition, through Ontario’s new PSW Workforce Stabilization Strategy, the government will:
- Develop measures to create more permanent and less casual employment for PSWs.
- Help new graduates find work through an on-the-job orientation program.
- Provide opportunities to strengthen sector leadership across the profession.
- Further examine challenges affecting recruitment and retention, including how PSWs can become more involved in teams of health care professionals to better care for patients.” Want to learn more about how “Ontario is improving the care of seniors in their homes and communities by investing in the recruitment and retention of personal support workers (PSWs)”? Read the full article here.

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