With 1600 employers approved for funding under the Canada Job Grant in Ontario, 9000 workers in Ontario are receiving training thanks to funding provided through the grant.
The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. It is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions.
By requiring employers to invest in training costs, the Canada Job Grant will result in skills training that leads to guaranteed jobs.
On average, private-sector forecasters expect employment in Ontario to grow by 1.3 percent per year by 2017. Over the past three years, employment has increased by an annual average of 1.1 percent in Ontario. By 2017–18, over $115 million per year will be available for the Canada Job Grant in Ontario.
“It’s imperative that Ontario continue to develop a workforce with the right skills and knowledge for the new economy,” said Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.