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Youth Employment Fund

The ministry’s new Youth Employment Fund, delivered through Employment Ontario, creates employment opportunities for youth aged 15 to 29 to gain employment skills. To participate, youth must be unemployed and not participating in full-time education or training.

While the program funding is directed primarily to employers to create jobs, the program also includes Individual Supports of up to $1,000 to make it possible for the youth to participate in the job placement. The Individual Supports cover costs such as transportation, work clothing, special equipment, supplies, etc.

The Individual Supports are not taxable and a T4 is not issued. OSAP recipients or their spouses who receive the individualized supports are not required to report the funding as income.

If a student or spouse has inappropriately reported the grant as income, Financial Aid Office may remove the amount of the funding from the student’s OSAP application.

Documentation required:

  • Proof of the amount of Individual Support funding received.