Prescott and Russell employers can now take advantage of the new Employing Young Talent Incentive program available through the The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) in Hawkesbury. Established by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development under the Employment Ontario program, these incentives aim at helping businesses which have fewer than 100 employees hire young people aged from 15 to 29 years old.

“With this new incentives program, we can financially help small and medium-sized businesses in the region with the hiring of young people who are in the early stages of their career. Employers can receive up to $2,000 for the hiring and retaining of young candidates. Considering actual employment standards, there is no doubt that any measure put in place allowing for the reduction of the tax burden on businesses is interesting,” stated André Roy, Executive Director for the Employment Services Centre.

“This new program complements the range of wage subsidies and incentives already available to support employers with their hiring of personnel. Through these different programs, we can offer financial support to businesses that are hiring candidates from 15 to 65 years old,” added Roy.

“Also, given the diversity of programs offered, we invite employers who want to benefit from this invaluable help to contact us so that we can assess their needs and see how we can respond to them,” concluded Roy.

To get further information on the new Employing Young Talent Incentive program, or to learn more about other wage subsidies and incentives programs offered by the Centre, employers are invited to contact CSEPR Placement Agents. For the Prescott County area, please contact Josée Potvin at 613.632.0179 and for the Russell County area, contact 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 organization dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 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.