COJG funding can reduce the cost of training employees by up to 50-83% and can cover up to $10,000 in training costs per trainee. Smaller employers (100 employees or fewer) may be eligible for additional financial support.
What is the Canada-Ontario Job Grant?
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant gives eligible businesses funding to help train workers. No one knows better than you, the employer, what skills your team needs to succeed.
How much funding can I get?
The Grant will fund a minimum of one half of a worker’s eligible training costs, to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee / per training event. Employers with 100 or fewer workers may be entitled to additional funding.
Eligible training costs include tuition and fees, textbooks and materials. You contribute the remaining costs and employ the worker you train.
Who provides the training?
You can select any appropriate training offered by a variety of eligible third-party trainers. See the application for more information, or, reach out to our Job Development team for guidance. The MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES website also has many courses that would meet the requirements.
Is any business eligible for funding?
Individual businesses, not-for-profits and business organizations can apply for one or several training events.
Broader public sector organizations, government agencies or Canada-Ontario Job Grant service providers are not eligible. Also, you can’t apply if you’re already receiving government funding to train the same worker.
What are the requirements?
Your Business Must
- Make the minimum contribution
- Employ the worker you plan to train
- Be licensed to operate in Ontario
- Have WSIB or alternate workplace safety insurance and Third-Party Liability Coverage, and comply with labour and human rights legislation
- Be sponsored by an employer
- Be a resident of Ontario
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
- Not already be enrolled in full-time education or training
- Be in Ontario
- Be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer
Why should I Train my Workers?
Training can improve business performance, profit and staff morale. If you want to give your business the benefits of workplace training, this Grant is for you
If you want to hire and train through this Grant, META can connect you with a pool of qualified candidates.
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