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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Canada-Ontario Job Grant


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New funding rules effective April 01, 2017, for employers with 50 or fewer employees, who are training and hiring unemployed individuals are eligible to receive up to $15,000.00 per trainee and are not required to make a minimum contribution to the training costs for training funded through the grant. Employers can receive 100% funding for Unemployed Individuals up to $15,000.00 per trainee.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides direct financial support to individual employers or consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. The COJG program is a partnership between the federal and provincial governments to fund employer-driven training initiatives. The government covers 2/3 of the direct training costs up to $10,000 per trainee and employers are required to contribute 1/3 of the direct training costs. Employers with less than 50 employees have the option to contribute up to 50% of their required contribution in wages paid to train participants.

The COJG's purpose is to build skills in the workforce, training should support employees in obtaining more transferable knowledge, skills & abilities. Funds available in this program have been prioritized for those applications that show employee training that will create a new position, avoid layoff, lead to sustainable year-round employment, or show increased wages for the trainee.

Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis by the ministry and service providers. A consistent framework will be used to assess and prioritize all applications based on the strategic priorities for the COJG. Continuous Learning is a qualified training provided under the following categories:

  • Supporting unemployed individuals
  • Supporting job creation
  • Increased job quality
  • Job Advancement
Training supported through the COJG is driven by employer demand and must be directly related to the skill needs identified by the employer. Employers identify the types of training required to meet their skill needs and the individual(s) who will be trained. Training must not exceed one year in duration and must be provided by one of the following third-party providers:  
  • 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 (e.g., related to software or machinery)

For additional information, please link to the COJG's website.