Canada Job Grants TraineeThe Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) is a small business grant that provides businesses with funding for training their employees. Businesses can obtain up to $10,000 per employee to cover 66.67% of training costs. Businesses can apply for funding for existing employees as well as new hires. The Canada-Ontario Job Grant is a training grant program, offered Province-wide and can be utilized to support a wide array of training needs. Each province has a variant of the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, all issued under the Canada Job Grant initiative (ie. Canada-Alberta Job Grant).

Eligible Training Under the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant was created to support businesses’ investment in their workforce. The Government of Ontario will support employee training initiatives for businesses who wish to upgrade their existing employees’ skillset or train new hires. Businesses can apply for a variety of training initiatives that provide the employee and employer with clear benefits. Examples of training include:

  • College/University courses;
  • 3rd party training (products, software, soft skills); and
  • Product vendor training.

How much training grant funding is available via COJG?

The Province and Federal Government have committed $192 million toward this program from 2014 to 2020. Small businesses can receive up to $10,000 per employee per initiative to cover 66.67% of training costs. Smaller businesses with less than 50 full time employees can include a portion of their trainees’ wage as company contributions, further improving the program’s funding percentage. Businesses are able to receiving funding for expenses directly related to the training initiative such as:

  • 3rd party trainer costs;
  • Course registration fees;
  • Examination expenses;
  • Textbooks, course materials; and
  • Training related software.

Learn More about How the Canada Job Grant Can Help Your Business

If your business is eligible for the Canada Job Grant, select “Get Started” and fill in the contact form to have a Canadian government funding expert contact you for a complimentary consultation regarding this and other funding opportunities for your business.


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Rob holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Western University, and has published articles in international journals as well as given presentations throughout Canada and Portugal. His area of expertise lies in advanced manufacturing, international development, export market development, and automotive manufacturing. As a Program Manager at Mentor Works, Rob works with business owners to obtain funding to meet their growth strategies. Prior to joining Mentor Works, Rob worked extensively in various academic roles, software and ICT sales and development roles, and in quality control roles in the automotive industry.