TORONTO, April 15, 2015
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, along with Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre, and Mario Sergio, Member of Provincial Parliament for York West, today announced that 9,000 workers in Ontario are receiving training thanks to funding provided through the Canada Job Grant. Approximately 1,600 employers have been approved for funding under the Canada Job Grant in Ontario.
The announcement took place at Satin Finish Hardwood Flooring, a manufacturing company with 150 employees inToronto. The company is a successful Ontario recipient of funding that will train eight employees on software for inventory control and production scheduling, helping the company become more automated and efficient, saving time and money. This training will create better jobs and a stronger workforce within Satin Finish Hardwood Flooring, allowing the company to become more diverse and competitive, with the potential for significant growth.
The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. It is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions. By requiring employers to invest in training costs, the Canada Job Grant will result in skills training that leads to guaranteed jobs.
Under the Canada Job Grant in Ontario, the federal government provides two-thirds of total eligible training costs, up to $10,000, for expenses such as tuition, textbooks and student fees, and the Ontario government delivers the program. Employers are required to contribute the remaining one-third of these training costs, while small businesses have additional flexibility to make an in-kind contribution towards their share of the cost through wages paid to the training participant.
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