Canada Ontario Job Grant

Canada Ontario Job Grant

On March 28, 2014, Ontario signed the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement with the Federal Government creating Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG).  The agreement is a key source of funding to support Ontario Employers to develop their workforce through employer-driven training. The COJG program offered today provides direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their workforce.

  • Employers choose the individuals they would like to have trained, and the training that meets their workforce development needs

The program will be delivered through cost-sharing agreements between individual Employers and Government:

  • Employer pays at least one-third of direct training costs.  Note small employers (50 employees or less) have the option to contribute up to 50 per cent of their required contribution in wages paid to training participants.
  • Government covers two-thirds of direct training costs, up to $10,000 per trainee

Guideline Changes for 2017:

  • 100% Funding for Unemployed Individuals
  • New funding rules for employers with 50 or fewer employees who are training and hiring unemployed individuals are eligible for up to $15,000 per trainee. These employers are not required to make a minimum contribution to training costs for training funded through the grant. 

Click on this link to find out more about the Canada Ontario Job Grant and apply directly to the program:

If you are interested in COJG and would like to speak with someone about the program, please contact Lisa Griffin, our Employer Services Professional at (705) 435-9821 x137.