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YWCA Hamilton Talent


Wage Incentive of $250/week for up to 12 weeks to hire a woman or gender diverse individual in the skilled trades.

Hire a woman or gender-diverse individual in one of the eligible trades!

  • Electric Construction and Maintenance
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic
  • Construction Craft Worker
  • General Carpentry
  • Welder

Benefits to Employers:

  • Financial incentive to hire and offset training costs 
  • Pre-screened industry-specific candidates in the skilled trades 
  • Job ready pre-apprentices with health and safety training   
  • Motivated and skilled workers that you can retain   
  • Monitoring and support of new hires throughout the duration of work placement 

Participating Criteria:

  • Offer a work placement based in Ontario 
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario 
  • Provide pre-apprentice with standard employment terms, conditions and benefits 
  • Include pre-apprentice on payroll 
  • Not receive government funds for the same work placement 
  • Not displace existing staff or replace laid-off staff 
  • Not hire immediate family (e.g. parents, spouse or child) 
  • Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act; the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Human Rights Code and any other relevant standards.  
  • Maintain WSIB or adequate third-party general liability insurance (if applicable)

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Schwientek
Manager, Employment and Training Services

Skill Development & Training Stories

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