About the Canada-Ontario Job Grant

  • Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.

  • Employers with 100 or more employees will have half of their training costs paid for by the government.

  • Employers with less than 100 employees will have 5/6th of their training costs paid for by the government.

  • There is a Consortium Stream available, where employers can pool their resources with other employers to support common training goals and objectives.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You are licensed to operate your business in Ontario, and you are applying to train an Ontario resident you employ or will employ one;

  • You are applying for training that will be delivered in Ontario and is related to a job that is also located in Ontario;

  • You are in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act;

  • You are in compliance with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards;

  • You have adequate third-party liability insurance as advised by your insurance broker, and you have Workplace Safety Insurance coverage;

  • You are not a federal, provincial, or municipal government or agency;

  • You are not a designated broader public sector organization, as defined by the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, and you are not an Employment Service or a Canada-Ontario Job Grant service provider;

  • You are not a district social services administration board established under the District Social Services Administration Boards Act, notwithstanding their exclusion under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act;

  • You are not in receipt of other government funds related to the same skills training for the same individual(s); and

  • You must not use training participants to displace existing staff or replace staff currently on lay-off.