The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides businesses with funding to train workers.

The Job Grant provides direct financial support to employers who wish to purchase training for their employees.  It is available to businesses with a plan to deliver training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There is additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs

right arrow   Is any business eligible for funding?

  • down arrow Individual businesses and business organizations can apply. Broader public sector organizations or Canada-Ontario Job Grant service providers are not eligible.
  • down arrow You can’t apply if you are already receiving government funding to train the same worker.

right arrow  How much funding can I get?

  • down arrow The Grant will fund, on average, two-thirds of a worker’s eligible training costs, to a maximum of $10,000. Eligible training costs include tuition and fees, textbooks and materials.
  • down arrow You contribute the remaining costs, and employ the worker you train.

right arrow  What are the requirements?

  • Your business must:
  • down arrow Contribute at least one-third of the training costs
  • down arrow Employ the worker you plan to train
  • down arrow Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • down arrow Have insurance, and comply with labour and human rights legislation
  • down arrow Also, the training and the job must be in Ontario.

right arrow  Who provides the training?

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

right arrow  Who can get training?

  • Workers must:
  • down arrow have an employer to sponsor them
  • down arrow be a resident of Ontario
  • down arrow be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • down arrow not already be taking full-time education or training
  • down arrow If you want to hire and train through the Grant, we can help you connect with workers.

right arrow  Why should I train my workers?

  • down arrow Training can improve business performance, profit and staff morale.
  • down arrow The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum tells us that, on average, a $1 investment in training returns a benefit to the employer of $1.38.
  • down arrow If you want to give your business the benefits of workplace training, this grant is for you.

We are happy to assist you in any way, including helping you with the application.
Email us or call 905.522.4902

The application is available here.
If your application is to train 25 or less employees, you will have the option to submit it directly to Employment Hamilton and we will contact you within 2 business days.

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