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Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy. The JCP program is offered in partnership with the Ottawa Festival Network (OFN) and Employment Ontario. At the end of their involvement, participants in the program will have recent experience and additional skills to add to their resume, increasing their chances of successfully obtaining long-term employment.
Who Can Participate?
Job seekers who are unemployed and meet one of the following conditions:
Established a claim for Employment Insurance benefits or their Employment Insurance period ended within the past three years;
Established a claim for Employment Insurance maternity or parental benefits and were paid benefits within the past five years and are re-entering the labour force after having left it to care for newborn or newly adopted children.
Eligible Projects should:
be finite in nature and incremental to the sponsors normal activities;
provide a benefit to the community or the local economy;
provide participants with a meaningful work experience;
share in the cost of the project, if it is within the sponsors ability to do so.
The Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement is a key source of funding for new, employer-driven, training initiatives to support Ontarians in obtaining the skills required to fill and succeed in available jobs. Under the agreement, Ontario delivers the Canada-Ontario Job Grant. The grant provides direct financial support for employers who wish to purchase training for their workforce. This program is intended to support employers in taking a greater role in workforce development. The cost of training is a shared investment between employers and the government.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. It provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase eligible, third-party training for their employees. Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
Who Can Participate?
For employer groups (more than 2 employers) who want to apply for training supports the government offers a COJG Consortium Stream.
Apprenticeship is a hands-on training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade… and you earn while you learn! Some of the skilled trades available to apprentice include: Automotive Service, Electrician, Carpenter, Hairstylist, Early Childhood Education and many others.
Please review the list of Apprenticeship websites and contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-828-2123.