An opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce
The governments of Canada and Ontario have invested in a new program to support employer training needs. Entitled the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, the program provides direct financial support to employers to purchase training for their employees. The program covers two-thirds of training costs for a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per participant. Employers are responsible for contributing the remaining one-third (or higher if the training exceeds $15,000 per participant).
Employers with 50 or fewer employees can pay half of their one-third contribution in cash and the remainder through in-kind wages paid to the individual.
Employers with over 50 employees must pay the one-third contribution in cash.
Who is Eligible?
- Current employees (must be identified by their employer in the application)
- Prospective employees (Employer must identify individual(s) in the application and have a job for them at the end of the training, demonstrated through a permanent or conditional offer of employment.)
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has recently advised that the assessment criteria for reviewing and approving employer applications has changed. The new criteria will be used to assess applications submitted after April 20, 2015.
The new assessment criteria will be used by program administrators to prioritize applications in support of the MTCU’s strategic goals for the COJG program. Under this criteria, priority will be given to employers:
- whose applications allow trainees to assume a new or better job
- whose applications allow trainees who received a lay-off notice to retain their jobs
- who have not received COJG funding in the past six months
Looking for your next hire?
The Centre has candidates — at all levels — pre-screened, ready and willing to work. Contact us to discuss your hiring needs and then apply to the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to get them trained. Call 905-333-3499 x 159.
Only training offered by an approved third-party trainer, such as The Centre for Skills Development & Training is eligible. Click here to review the training opportunities available for your staff. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, inquire about our customized training. The Centre can create or modify programs to suit employers’ training needs. Questions? Please call: 905-333-3499 x 159.
Note: employers pay the full training costs to the training provider. Following approval of their application to the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, employers will receive re-imbursement for two-thirds of the training costs payable in installments, for a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per training, per participant.
To register or inquire about the Electrical, Home Renovation, or Millwright Machinist training, call 905-333-3499 x 315.
To register or inquire about the Workplace English for Newcomers training, call 905-693-8103 x 201.
Apply for the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Note: Employers submitting applications for fewer than 25 participants should choose ‘Fast Track – The Centre for Skills Development & Training’ when asked on the form to identify the local service provider they wish to administer the contract.
For questions about the program, visit the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.
Programs delivered by the Government of Ontario.