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Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Ontario and the Government of Canada recently announced a comprehensive new fund to boost workplace skills, productivity, and competitiveness across Canada.  

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides direct financial support for employers – small, medium, and large businesses to deliver short –term training to existing and new employees. 
This grant program allows employers to choose both the training that meets their workforce development needs and the individuals to be trained. 

COJG is a shared investment between employers and the government. Up to $10,000 grant per person trained may be available to employers to re-skill employees in Ontario and bridging skills gaps. 

Review a list of the approved training options available through OTEC now, or contact an OTEC consultant to discuss a customized training solution for your business and get support with your funding applications. 

COJG Quick Facts:

  1. Large employers (100 or more employees) pay at least 1/2 of direct training costs. Note that there is additional flexibility for small employers (fewer than 100 employees) to contribute 1/6 of eligible training costs.
  2. For large employers, the Government covers 1/2 of direct training costs, up to $10,000 per trainee. Small employers who are training and hiring unemployed individuals may be eligible for 100% funding and up to $15,000 per trainee. The applications with “New Hire” trainees will be automatically assessed for 100% funding.
  3. Training must be less than 1 year, and be delivered by an eligible, third party trainer (which is OTEC).
  4. Employers are required to complete an application and submit it online in order for funding to be considered.

OTEC has a range of training programs designed to help YOUR new employees or current employees looking to upgrade their positions, develop their skills. Now that you’ve identified your training tier, review OTEC’s Canada-Ontario Job Grant training brochure to learn what types of training you qualify for.

Click here to download OTEC`s brochure for Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Click here to access COJG guidelines

Click here to access the application 

To find out more about how OTEC can help improve your organization contact:

Emma Dixon
Assistant Manager, Client Solutions
416.622.1975 ext. 245
edixon@otec.org