What is COJG ?

The federal government has budgeted over $500 million annually for employers to retrain their employees, ensuring the employees has skills to retain their jobs.

The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

• Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.

• Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.

• Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

The grant dictates that company owners are not eligible for this funding and the participants must be at arm’s length with the company ownership.

If you're an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.