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Hawkesbury, October 16th, 2014 – The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is proud to inform Prescott-Russell employers that the new Canada-Ontario Job Grant program is now available to them. This new program, agreed upon last March between the Federal and Provincial Governments, aims at helping employers cover training costs for their employees. Subsidies given through this program will cover 2/3 of the total training costs to individuals.

“This is very good news for our business community which has been waiting for such initiatives for a while,” said André Roy, Executive Director for the CSEPR. “This program will allow employers to train their employees according to their needs, and receive up to 10 000 $ per employee to cover direct training costs. This subsidized program aims at encouraging employers to organize training initiatives that will allow them to stay competitive in their market, but also help them ensure that their workforce maintains updated knowledge of their skills. This is a win-win situation both for employer and employee, but also for our economy,” concluded Roy.

To get more information on this new program, or to apply for a subsidy, employers are invited to contact the Employment Services Centre’s Job Developers. For Prescott, Murielle Huneault Pilon, at 613.632.0179, and for Russell, France Gareau, at 613.446.4189.


Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the  United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.

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Information :

Carole Muise
Communications Agent
613.632.0179, ext. 237
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