On March 28, 2014, Ontario signed the Ontario Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement with the federal government, which will provide Ontario with $192 million per year for employer-led training for the next six years.  The Canada Jobs Grant is now accepting applications for small, medium, and large businesses and will provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs, including tuition and training fees, textbooks and required materials, mandatory student fees, and examination fees.    Employers must also contribute one-third of the total costs, and training must not exceed one year in duration.

To be eligible for funding, Canada Jobs Grant requires training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer. Eligible third-party trainers include:

  • Colleges of applied arts and technology
  • Publicly-assisted universities
  • School boards
  • Private trainers operating in compliance with the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
  • Union-based training centres
  • Product vendors