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March 2020

Employers who are interested in purchasing training for their valued employees or new hires can apply to receive financial support through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.  The focus of this Grant is workforce development. Strong training applications are those that result in new hires, wage increases for the trainees, an increased number of paid work hours for the trainees or training that moves an employee from seasonal to year-round employment.

YES has seen many businesses successfully train their teams by utilizing the Grant.  Ozone is one local business that successfully utilized the Grant for workforce development.   Purchasing software accounting training for a valued manager created increased efficiency within the business.  As well as providing a wage increase and professional development to the manager, the training also allowed for the amalgamation of accounting for a few of the businesses within the organization’s holdings.

A training application for various aesthetics treatments for employees of Drift Day Spa resulted in a boost for the business and its employees.  This training application supported new hires as well as providing increased treatment training for existing employees.  This training resulted in pay increases for the individual trainees in addition to providing additional treatment options for customers and growth for the business.

There are many ways to utilize the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to help develop your workforce and strengthen your business.   Contact our Employer Services Team to get started:

Thomas Kelly:                         807-624-1957

Shelley Jacobson:         807-624-1883

Canada-Ontario Job Grant Overview:

Large employers (100 or more employees) pay at least 1/2 of direct training costs.  For these large employers, the Grant covers 1/2 of direct training costs, up to  $10,000 per trainee.

Small employers (fewer than 100 employees) contribute 1/6 of eligible training costs.

Small employers who are training and hiring unemployed individuals may be eligible for 100% funding and up to $15,000 per trainee.

Financial Support Maximums

The maximum support for textbooks, software and other training materials is $500

for each trainee.

The maximum allowable support for travel costs is $500 per trainee and is only supported when the distance travelled is greater than 24 km each way. This support is available for transportation costs only. Accommodation costs are not supported.

If the employer has a travel costs policy, travel costs will be supported according to the employer’s policy up to the maximum $500 per trainee.

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