Looking to Hire a Young Person? Funding is Available!

PELA CFDC is looking for employers who are interested in applying for funding to support a new full time position for a  Youth in The County.

The purpose of this category is to create employment opportunities for young people within Prince Edward and Lennox and Addington Counties by providing funding assistance to local employers who create a new position for a skilled young person. The employee will normally be a graduate with a degree, diploma or Ontario Ministry Certificate from a secondary/post-secondary institution, be under 30 years of age and hired to fill a new position. Priority will be given to private sector positions that will lead to permanent, full-time jobs. (Positions NOT supported include: existing positions considered part of regular operations; those that displace existing employees; and those that do not comply with labour union agreements) If approved, PELA CFDC’s contribution will be no more than 50% of gross hourly wages up to a maximum of $15,000 for hours worked between April 1, 2017 and March 15, 2018. Please note that funding will not be advanced to cover employee wages. Claims must be submitted monthly showing proof of wages paid in order to receive reimbursement.

Application Form

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with PELA CFDC staff prior to submission. Submitted applications are reviewed by staff to ensure completeness prior to review by PELA CFDC’s Area Development Committee which meets on an approximate monthly basis and is responsible for all funding decisions. Please contact:

Katie Gould-Creasy, EODP Co-ordinator: Email: kg@pelacfdc.ca PELA CFDC Picton Office 280 Main Street, Suite 103 Picton, Tel: 613-476-7901 x 205