Ontario Helping Insulation Workers Upgrade Skills and Land Jobs

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RICHMOND HILL — The Ontario government is investing nearly $700,000 in a project that will provide free training to over 200 journeypersons and apprentices in the heat and frost insulating trades to help them land in-demand jobs in well-paying sectors and meet the needs of local employers. “This training will help participants upgrade their job skills and prepare for well-paying jobs in …

Creating Opportunities for Int’lly Trained Skilled Workers in ON

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CALGARY —The governments of Ontario and Alberta are supporting a framework for collaboration on international credential recognition and post-journeyperson certification. This partnership will put Canadian workers first by reducing interprovincial barriers and red tape for credential recognition and encourage the flow of labour between Ontario and Alberta. Ontario is seeking ways to open pathways into the trades for more apprentices and …

Investing Over $3.6M to Train Workers in Hamilton

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HAMILTON — The Ontario government is investing over $3.6 million through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) in four training projects and one building expansion project in Hamilton. These investments will provide free training for up to 3,800 apprentices, journeypersons and jobseekers, preparing them for careers in in-demand jobs such as millwright, welding and electrical trades. “Our government is giving workers in Hamilton …

Ontario Investing in Mental Health Training to Support Police

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MISSISSAUGA —The Ontario government is investing $2.7 million through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) Training Stream to support an innovative project that will train approximately 160 Peer Support Workers to provide better mental health supports to thousands of police officers across Ontario, including over 2,000 officers in Peel Region. This brings Ontario’s total investment in skills development training through the SDF …

Providing Over $6M to Train Over 1,000 Carpenters

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Investment through provincial Skills Development Fund will help connect workers with good-paying, high-demand jobs AUGHAN — The Ontario government is investing more than $6 million through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to support two innovative projects that will train over 1,000 carpenters in Vaughan and across Ontario. This brings Ontario’s total investment in skills development training through SDF to nearly …

Supporting Laid Off Auto Workers in Windsor and Chatham

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New action centre will provide employment services to help over 3,500 workers find jobs WINDSOR — The Ontario government is investing nearly $955,000 in a new action centre that will help 3,752 laid-off workers from various individual parts suppliers in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent connect with the services and training they need to find new jobs in the same sector or further …

Cracking Down on Exploitative Employers

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Changes would discourage employers from “ghosting” jobseekers and increase fines for employment standards violations to the highest level in Canada TORONTO — The Ontario government is proposing legislative changes that would make the hiring process fairer for jobseekers who are trying to get into the workforce and that would get tougher on exploitative employers by increasing maximum fines for violating the Employment Standards …

Ontario Strengthening Protections for Firefighters

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Province expanding coverage for occupational cancer, heart injuries, and PTSD to help safeguard the health and safety of frontline heroes BRANTFORD – The Ontario government will soon introduce legislation that, if passed, will ensure wildland firefighters and investigators have the same presumptive WSIB coverage for cancers, heart injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that municipal firefighters do. The province is also proposing …

Certificates given to graduates of Skills Development Program

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Toronto – Under Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association $4,424,140 is committed for the GROW & Apprenticeship training program to attract, recruit, and train new and young workers in the landscape and horticultural sector. The GROW & Apprenticeship program has prepared 298 people for rewarding careers in horticulture and landscaping since 2022. David Piccini, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills …

Ontario Training Jobseekers for In-Demand Careers as Electricians

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Skills Development Fund supporting up-skilling in Niagara Region NIAGARA FALLS — The Ontario government is working to fill the labour shortage by successfully training new Electrical Construction workers for in-demand careers in Niagara Region, together with union partners. Enabled by an investment of $672,700 through Ontario’s Skills Development Fund (SDF), the government has partnered with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers …