Government of Ontario

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is helping protect workers and settle workplace disputes, support skilled trades, apprenticeships and employment services, attract highly-skilled newcomers and people get settled in Ontario. 

Visit the helpful resources section to find tips on career planning, cover letter and resume building, transportation and child care options, and other tools to help on your employment journey.

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Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario helps job seekers, workers and employers with advice, grants, and other services around public and private sector employment. Employment Ontario offers adult learning course to prepare for new jobs, training, and further education; as well as supports to employers around hiring apprentices, training needs, and onboarding employees. Visit Employment Ontario for more information on the programs and services offered.

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Find Employment and Training Services

Job seekers can visit the FEATS to learning more about training and upgrading, apprenticeship opportunities, and job searching resources.  There are also supports for employers. 

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Request a Service Provider Appointment

Job seekers can fill in the necessary information on the Request a Service Provider Appointment website to arrange an appointment with an Employment Ontario Service Provider.

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Employment Ontario Job Bank

Job seekers, workers and employers can find more about grants and other services around public and private sector employment.

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Ministry Retained Programs

To ensure that a range of goods and services are available for clients which help to reduce or eliminate disability-related barriers to employment and assist clients to reach their competitive employment goal. Funding is provided to service providers. Their role is to assist clients in maintaining competitive employment. They also offer support to employers to ensure the employee remains in the job. Learn more about these programs below.

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Better Jobs Ontario

Better Jobs Ontario provides eligible applicants with skills training for in-demand jobs and financial support.

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An apprentice will learn a skilled trade on the job, work with and learn from experienced workers, and get paid while doing it.

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Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS)

For adults 18 years or older looking to develop their reading, writing, math, computer, and other skills to get further education, apprenticeship training, and employment.

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Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides opportunities for employer to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. 

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Ontario Bridge Training Program

For skilled immigrants and refugees looking to continue their career in Canada.

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Academic Career Entrance (ACE)

For adults who want to upgrade their skills and knowledge to meet admission requirements for Ontario college programs or for registration as an apprentice in Ontario.

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General Education Development Certificate

For adults who need to take the GED test as proof of high school level knowledge.

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Global Experience Ontario

An information and referral service that helps internationally trained individuals learn how to become licensed or certified to work in a regulated profession or a skilled trade.

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Supported Employment

Supported Employment is based on an evidence-based model that provides employment services to people with disabilities who want more intensive support services.

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Last modified:Tuesday, July 09, 2024