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Ontario Job Grant provides funding to train your employees to a maximum of $10,000. There is an information meeting on March 3rd, 2015 at the Toronto Region Board of Trade in the First Canadian Place. You can register by calling  416-283-5229 or emailing info@ontrackcareers.ca.

Take note Human Resource professionals, managers, directors and new Canadians. This program can be used to respond to a variety of training needs. Perhaps your employees (or you as an employee) would benefit from improved communications, accent modification, culturally appropriate speech and behaviour, improved writing skills or presentation skills training. Or maybe you are looking for work but a training requirement is holding you back. If so, Voice to Word Consulting can help you. But you or the appropriate company representative will need to apply for funding directly to the Ontario Job Grant program. Company representatives can attend the meeting for more information.

Read below for the details of this new program:

How much funding can I get?

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. You contribute the remaining costs, and employ the worker you train.

Is any business eligible for funding?

Individual businesses and business organizations can apply. Broader public sector organizations or Canada-Ontario Job Grant service providers aren’t eligible.
Also, you can’t apply if you’re already receiving government funding to train the same worker.

Who provides the training?

You can select any appropriate training offered by eligible third-party trainers. Check our website and application for more information.

What are the requirements?

Your business must:
• contribute at least one-third of training costs
• employ the worker you plan to train
• be licenced to operate in Ontario
• have insurance, and comply with labour and human rights legislation.
Also, the training and the job must be in Ontario.

Who can get training?

Workers must:
• have an employer to sponsor them
• be a resident of Ontario
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
• not be already taking full-time education or training.

If you want to hire and train through the Grant, we can help you connect with workers.

Why should I train my workers?

Training can improve business performance, profit and staff morale. The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum tells us that, on average, a $1 investment in training returns a benefit to the employer of $1.38. If you want to give your business the benefits of workplace training, this grant is for you.
Apply now!
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/