This video presents “Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, announces new Strategy for Youth Employment in Toronto.”
“Jobs and Opportunity for Youth | Des emplois et des possibilités pour la jeunesse.
The new Ontario government launched its comprehensive Youth Jobs Strategy, which would help more young people find jobs and make sure employers can hire the skilled workers they need to thrive in today’s economy.
A highly skilled and adaptable workforce is critical to Ontario’s continued economic success.“
The following funding strategy would focus on jobs, entrepreneurship and innovation for youth in Ontario:
Ontario Youth Employment Fund – would create new job opportunities for youth across Ontario.
Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Fund – supports the next generation of entrepreneurs through mentorship, startup capital and outreach.
Ontario Youth Innovation Fund – supports youth to lead and manage industrial research, development and commercialization.
It would also support young entrepreneurs at universities and colleges.
Business-Labour Connectivity and Training Fund to bring together business, labour, educators and youth to better prepare young people to develop the skills they need to succeed.
“The entire funding strategy would be supported by a total investment of $295 million over two years, and would create 30,000 new job opportunities.“
Youth Employment Fund Starting September 2013
As part of the new Youth Jobs Strategy, Ontario’s new Youth Employment Fund will help more young people find jobs as well as ensure that employers can find the skilled workers they need to grow their businesses.
Starting this September, the fund will help employers offer four-to six-month job and training placements for young people seeking work.
Reducing small business income taxes by 18 per cent.
Here are the highlights of the growth of the province’s digital media industry:
“In 2010, Ontario supported 341 digital media projects, leading to over $175 million in production and development activity.
Digital media production contributes almost $1.5 billion annually to Ontario’s economy and employs 16,000 people, up from 8,000 in 2000.
Ontario is home to about 1,000 interactive digital media companies.
The Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit was valued at close to $20 million in 2009-10.
Ontario is building an innovation-focused economy through postsecondary education and technology with partnerships like the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre. New digital media technologies spur development in video games, movie making and web applications and help create jobs for Ontario graduates.”
The interactive digital media companies that have invested millions to set up and expand studios in partnership with the Ontario government include:
Ascension CrossMedia is involved in a new form of gaming called “connected transmedia”. That means a player can play one game on their TV, console and mobile devices. Premier Dalton McGuinty visited Ascension CrossMedia today to check out the entertaining and engaging games!
Bankability, stability and predictability while responding to market trends over the long term.
To help grain and oilseed farmers manage costs, the government is extending the current pilot Risk Management Program, and will be making the risk management program for grain and oilseed farmers permanent.
A new Risk Management Program will be set up for cattle, hog, sheep and veal farmers.
A Self-Directed Risk Management Program for the edible horticulture sector.
The cost of these programs will be shared between the Ontario government and farmers. Ontario strongly encourages the federal government to partner with the province and farmers in these important programs.
Since 2003–04, farm income stabilization programs totalling more than $1.9 billion have helped farmers deal with bad weather, volatile prices and rising costs.
The government continues to promote Ontario foods through such initiatives as Foodland Ontario.
Ontario’s agri-food sector is one of the province’s leading industries, contributing more than $33 billion annually to the economy.