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  • October 01, 2014

Businesses in Scarborough-Guildwood Can Apply Now for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Ontario Helping Employers Hire, Train Workers

Small, medium and large employers in Scarborough-Guildwood can now apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to invest in skills training for new and existing employees.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant is a shared investment between government and employers aimed at meeting workforce challenges and helping people develop job specific skills.

Ontariois also introducing two more employer-driven skills-training pilot programs:

  • The Customized Training Program will help develop and deliver workforce training that meets the needs of individual employers.
  • The Up Skill Program will support new approaches to essential and technical skills-training programs for employers in specific sectors.

Supporting skills training is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

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


“Employers in Scarborough-Guildwood now have another tool to help them train their team to succeed. No one knows better than our employers what skills their businesses need to thrive.”
—  Mitzie Hunter, MPP (Scarborough-Guildwood)

“The quality of Ontario’s skilled workforce has been and must continue to be our single-greatest competitive advantage. That’s why we are committed to ensuring training programs delivered through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant are as employer and client-focused as possible. Working with employers to provide more and better training to new and existing employees is crucial.”
— Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

"By encouraging businesses to invest more in their employees, these new employer-driven programs are an important step toward improvingOntario’s economic competitiveness. The Ontario government has engaged the business community in the design of these programs, and we are pleased that our advice has been taken.‎"
— Allan O’Dette, President and CEO,OntarioChamber of Commerce



  • Through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant government will provide two-thirds of total eligible training costs up to $10,000 for expenses such as tuition, textbooks and student fees.
  • The Canada-Ontario Job Grant is a part of the broader Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement, which is providing Ontario with approximately $192 million each year for six years.
  • Employers must contribute at least one-third of training costs, with some additional flexibility for small businesses.
  • Ontariowill determine the scale of the two pilot projects following the receipt of Expressions of Interest from interested parties, including businesses.
  • Ontario’s training programs have helped hundreds of thousands of people in Ontario learn new skills and obtain jobs.




Keesha Bell
Scarborough-Guildwood Constituency Office
(416) 271-2737

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