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Canada-Ontario Job Grant

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


Invest in your workforce with help from the government.

As an employer, you are in the best position to identify the skills your employees need and areas where you are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) allows the cost of training to be shared between you, the employer, and the government, and allows you to select the type of skills-training that is right for your business needs.

For example, Company ABC has an opening for a construction site manager. Patrick, a long-time construction worker with Company ABC, is a good fit for the position but he needs training in project management. The cost of the training is $3,000. Company ABC applies for and receives a Canada-Ontario Job Grant for up to $2,500. Company ABC pays the remaining $500. Patrick gets training for a new job and Company ABC gets the right person with the right skills.

Employer Eligibility:

An employer must:

  • employ the individual selected for training
  • be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • be applying for job related training that is delivered in Ontario
  • comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act
  • maintain appropriate Workplace Safety and Insurance Board or private workplace safety insurance coverage
  • have adequate third-party general liability insurance, as advised by its insurance broker
  • make minimum cash and in-kind contributions towards training costs
  • not be in receipt of other government funds related to the same skills training for the same individual
  • not use training participants to displace existing staff or replace staff who are on lay-off

Training options:

  • employer decides on the training needed
  • employer identifies the staff (new or existing) to be trained
  • employer chooses the trainer:
    • College of Applied Arts and Technology
    • Publicly-assisted Universities
    • School board
    • Private trainer operating in compliance with Private Career Colleges Act 2005
    • Union based training centres, sector councils, industry associations
  • training must not exceed one year in duration; can be online, on-site, off-site or a combination

More Information

Call 519-371-9222 ext. 224 for more information and assistance to complete your application.


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