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Contact Information
Website www.ontario.ca/page/skills-development-fund
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)
For eligible organizations:
  • funding to address COVID-19 pandemic-induced labour and financial impacts
  • support for employment opportunities, and partnerships which encourage a skilled workforce 
  • assist communities to respond to labour market changes

For eligible individuals:
  • employment assistance and support related to Covid-19 pandemic challenges
  • employment support and training for groups traditionally underrepresented in certain sectors, and who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19
  • support and training services may include one-on-one career counseling, pre-employment training, paid work placements, job shadowing and support to internationally educated professionals seeking to enter the local workforce
  • access to apprenticeship system through wrap-around supports, and up-to-date training and equipment
  • immediate access to employment, training supports, job placements or work experience for job seekers, laid off workers and those at risk of layoff
Hours Hours vary according to program
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Eligible organizations

  • must have a presence in Ontario; visit website for details


    Eligible individuals

  • apprentices, job seekers and workers at risk of job displacement, with a focus on those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including women, youth, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, racialized groups, and immigrants
  • Application Eligible organizations may submit an application through Transfer Payment OntarioEligible individuals may apply directly through participating organizations; see List of Skills Development Fund Agencies across Ontario for details
    Languages English, French
    Site Information
    Located In Community Toronto
    Address & Map
    14th Flr, 400 University Ave
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M7A 1T7
    Mailing Address ON 
    Canada
    Categories and Classification
    HCSD Main Heading Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Indigenous Peoples ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Newcomers ; Youth
    HCSD Sub Heading Apprenticeship ; Disabilities Employment Program Resources ; Disabilities Employment Programs ; Employment / Business Supports ; English as a Second Language ; Mental Health Employment Programs ; Mental Health Employment Resources ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Summer Employment ; Work Experience ; Youth Employment ; Youth Employment Programs
    Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ; Apprenticeship Training ; General Youth Employment Programs ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ; Indigenous Employment Programs ; Occupation Specific Job Training ; Occupation Specific Job Training ~ Black Community ; Older Worker Employment Programs ; Program Development Funds ~ Employment Issues ; Student Employment Programs ; Trade Adjustment Assistance Programs ; Vocational English as a Second Language ; Vocational Rehabilitation ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Vocational Rehabilitation ~ People With Disabilities

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