Employment

Google Canada commits $2 million to reskill job seekers

May 18 2021 - Google Canada announced a $2 million commitment to help train Canadian job seekers for new careers in technology.

The initiative includes a three-year Google.org grant to NPower Canada to deliver Google Certificate programs and deploy 5,000 need-based scholarships to access the program. The goal is to train job seekers with new skills in under six months.

Ontario Provides More Than $1 Billion In Support for Small Business

March 2, 2021 - TORONTO — The Ontario government has to-date provided more than $1 billion through the Ontario Small Business Support Grant to help eligible business owners affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. The grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 and can be used in whatever way makes the most sense for individual businesses; from paying employee wages, to offsetting the cost of rent, to purchasing inventory.

Making it Easier for Businesses to Find Skilled Workers

Regional Immigration Pilot to Fill Labour Gaps, Attract Top Talent in Rural Ontario

BELLEVILLE - The Ontario Government is helping businesses in small and rural communities attract and retain skilled workers through a new Regional Immigration Pilot program. Chatham-Kent, Cornwall and Belleville/Quinte West were selected to participate in an effort to fulfill labour needs that are not currently being met locally.

Innovative Program Increases Affordable Housing and Develops Job Skills in Sault Ste. Marie

Helping low-income families move out of community housing into a home of their own

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Ontario government is investing $900,000 in an innovative project in Sault Ste. Marie that will help people move out of community housing and provide training to help social assistance recipients get good jobs.