• How does the Canada-Ontario Job Grant Work?

    If you are an employer with specific workforce skill needs that can be learned or developed through an existing training program, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant can help. The grant can provide funding to train individuals identified by an employer - this can include current employees or new hires.

    Who pays for the Training?

    Support for an individual's training costs under the Canada-Ontario Job Grant is shared between the government and the employer.

    The government will provide 2/3 of the eligible training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per individual.

    Ontario's large employers must contribute 1/3 of eligible training costs per person. Small employers (i.e. those with fewer than 50 employees) must also contribute 1/3 of the eligible training costs. However, half of these costs (i.e. 1/6 of total eligible training costs) can consist of wages paid to the employee.

    Eligible training costs include:

    • Tuition or other training provider fees
    • Textbooks, software and other required materials
    • Mandatory student fees
    • Examination fees

    Who is Eligible?

    Individual employers and organizations acting on behalf of employers (i.e. industry associations, training coordinators, employer consortia, union halls) in the private and not-for-profit sectors are eligible to apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.

    Employers applying for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant must:

    • Contribute a minimum of 1/3 of eligible training costs in cash, with additional flexibility for small employers (50 or fewer employees)
    • Employ the individual selected for training - if the employer has hired a job seeker to fill a vacancy, the job offer can be conditional upon the completion of training
    • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
    • Be applying for training that is delivered in Ontario (for a job that is also located in Ontario)
    • Maintain appropriate workplace insurance and comply with all applicable federal and provincial labour and human rights legislation

    An employer must not be:

    • A Canada-Ontario Job Grant service provider or an Employment Service provider
    • Receiving other government funds related to training the same individual (i.e. Youth Employment Fund)
    • A broader public sector organization, as defined by the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act

    Individuals trained under the grant must:

    • Be residents of Ontario and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
    • Not already be participating in full-time education or training, including participation in any other government training program (i.e. apprenticeship) that offers similar training supports
    • Be sponsored by an employer

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant Questions and Answers for Employers

    Complete an application form

    For assistance completing an application form call Dave Gibbons 519-882-4333 extension 3913 or email Dave.Gibbons@lambtoncollege.ca

    Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Grant.
    Programs delivered by the Government of Ontario. 

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