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The Canada-Ontario Job Grant gives businesses funding to help train workers.

No one knows better than you what skills your team needs to succeed. So you choose the workers and the training.

Have questions about the Canada-Ontario Job Grant? Not sure where to start? Get in touch with our Workforce Specialists at NEW Employment Services!

Natalie Schaffer, Manager, Employment Programs, 416-751-8886

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much funding can I get?

  • The grant will fund, on average:
    • 1/2 of a worker's eligible training costs for large employers (100+ employees) to a maximum of $10,000;
    • 5/6 of a worker's eligible training costs for small to medium sized employers (1-99 employees), to a maximum of $10,000;
    • 100% coverage for new hires, up to a maximum of $15,000
  • Eligible training costs include tuition and fees, textbooks and materials.
  • The employer contributes the remaining costs and employs the worker who is trained.

Q: Is my business eligible for funding?

Individual businesses and business organazations can apply. Broader public sector organizations or Canada-Ontario Job Grant service providers aren't eligible. Also, you can't apply if you're already receiving government funding to train the same worker.

Q: Who provides the training?

You can select any appropriate training offered by eligible third-party trainers.

  • Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Publicly assisted universities
  • School boards
  • Private trainers operating in compliance with the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
  • Product vendors may also provide training in circumstances described in
  • Union-based training centres
  • Sector Councils
  • Industry Associations

Q: What are the requirements?

Your business must:

  • Make minimum cash contributions towards training costs (see Section;
  • Employ the individual selected for training. If the employer has hired an unemployed individual to fill a vacancy, the offer of employment can be conditional upon the individual having completed training and subject to the employer’s regular probationary period;
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario;
  • Be applying for training that is delivered in Ontario and is related to a job that is also located 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; and
  • Comply with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards.


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