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Provide staff training and hire new staff

The Community Services Unit operates an employment search support and resource centre for employees and employers alike. You can grow your workforce by providing training to your staff with the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) or hiring new team members!

Our seven (7) Next-Steps Employment Centres across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) support employers in hiring qualified candidates. Next-Steps Employment Centres can also help you get funding for employee training! Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. Fill out the form below and someone from our team will contact you.

On March 28, 2014, Ontario signed the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement with the federal government. The agreement is a key source of funding for new initiatives to help Ontario's employers develop their workforce through employer-led training.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) 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.

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.



For more information or to complete the COJG online application, please visit




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Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Grant
Programs delivered by the Government of Ontario.