Employer Eligibility for Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

Eligibility criteria for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant apply to all employers regardless of whether they are training one or multiple individuals.

An employer must:

  • Make minimum cash and in-kind contributions towards training costs
  • Employ the individual selected for training. If the employer has hired an unemployed individual to fill a vacancy, the offer of employment can be conditional upon the individual having completed the training and subject to the employer’s regular probationary period
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Be applying for training that is delivered in Ontario and is related to a job that is also located in Ontario
  • Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act
  • Maintain appropriate WSIB coverage or private workplace insurance coverage
  • Have adequate third party general liability insurance as advised by its insurance broker, and
  • Comply with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards

Employers must not:

  • Be a federal, provincial or municipal government and/or agency
  • Be a designated broader public sector organization as defined by the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act
  • Be currently in receipt of other government funds related to the same skills training for the same individual
  • Use training participants to displace existing staff or replace staff who are on lay off