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Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides an opportunity for employers to investin their workforce with help from the government. If you’re an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you by helping Ontario’s employers develop their workforce through employer-led training.

How it works

Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) is a cost sharing agreement between businesses and the government where the government will fund on average, two-thirds of a trainee’s eligible training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee and the employer contributes at least one-third of direct training costs for each trainee.

Employer Eligibility

Individual private and not-for-profit sector employers, First Nations band councils and organizations acting on behalf of employers (including union training halls, industry associations, training coordinators and other employer consortiums that meet the requirements below) are eligible to apply for the grant. Eligibility criteria apply to all employers regardless of whether they are training one or multiple individuals.

An employer must:

  • Contribute a minimum of 1/2 of eligible training costs in cash (unless they are a small/medium employer with 100 or less employees)
  • Employ the individual selected for training
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Be applying for training that is delivered in Ontario and is related to a job that is also located in Ontario
  • Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act
  • Maintain appropriate Workplace Safety and Insurance Board or private workplace safety insurance coverage
  • Have adequate third party general liability insurance as advised by its insurance broker
  • Comply with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards

To learn more or apply online visit:  http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/

For more information or to schedule a presentation with one of our staff, please email: infoes@tngcs.org


The following are some other services for employers looking to hire:

  • Job Development Services
    Job Developers create community partnerships and liaise with employers to integrate clients into the workforce. As employer representatives, they provide ongoing coaching and support to ensure the success of candidates.
  • Pre-screened Candidates
    All candidates have undergone careful screening of skills, experience, qualifications and readiness for work by trained Employment Counsellors and Job Developers.
  • Skilled and Experienced Workers
    Neighbourhood Link has candidates with a wide range of experience and employment backgrounds. This provides employers with an excellent opportunity to find ideal applicants that align with company goals and job position requirements.
  • On-going Coaching
    To help a candidate succeed with transition into new workplace, help is available at no cost. With employer input, a training plan and monitoring schedule will be developed.
  • Training Subsidies
    Understanding the costs that may be encountered in training a new employee, Job Developers will discuss the possibility of a subsidy for the training period.