The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers



The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers will help unemployed older workers increase their ability to find and keep a job while the local economy changes.

How does it work?

Employment Ontario delivers the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers to communities hit hard by the recession and economic change.

Employment Ontario offers a range of programs and services to help Ontarians find a job, including career counseling, résume workshops, job finding help and wage subsidy programs.

Who is it for?

The initiative will help workers who are:

  • aged 55 to 64
  • unemployed
  • legally entitled to work in Canada
  • lack skills needed to find a new job, and
  • live in a vulnerable community - one with high unemployment, largely dependent on a single employer or industry and has a population of 250,000 or less

Where can I learn more?

For more information, use the map feature on this website to find the service in your area or call the Employment Ontario hotline at 1-800-387-5656.

The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers is jointly funded by the governments of Canada and Ontario.

LIST OF SERVICE PROVIDERS (PDF, 35 KB)