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How it works
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant is a cost sharing agreement between businesses and the government. The government will fund, on average, five-sixths of a worker’s eligible training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee. As an employer, you contribute the remaining costs for each trainee.
Individual businesses and business organizations of any size can apply. Employers applying for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant must:
- contribute a minimum of one-sixth of eligible training costs in cash, with additional flexibility for small employers (50 or fewer employees)
- employ the individual(s) selected for 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.
Training through COJG is driven by employer demand and must be directly related to the skill need identified by the employer. Training must not exceed one year in duration and must be provided by one of the following third-party providers:
- Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
- Publicly-assisted universities
- School boards
- Private trainers operating in compliance with the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
- Union-based training centres
- Literacy and basic skills providers
- Sector Councils
- Industry Associations