Better Jobs Ontario

People facing challenges finding a stable job

Effective April 29, 2022, we expanded the program to better help people who may face challenges finding stable jobs such as gig workers, youth and people on social assistance. If you have been unemployed for six months or longer, and are part of a low-income household, you may benefit from these changes. To better reflect the expansion of the program, we renamed the program Better Jobs Ontario.

To learn more about Better Jobs Ontario, read the information on this webpage and contact an employment service provider in your area.

Overview

Better Jobs Ontario provides eligible applicants with:

  • skills training for in-demand jobs
  • financial support

You can apply for up to $28,000 for costs, including:

  • tuition
  • books
  • other instructional costs, including student fees, supplies and electronic devices
  • transportation
  • basic living allowance (up to $500 per week)

Additional funding may be available for:

  • childcare
  • disability-related supports
  • living away from home
  • Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) and/or language training

Apply to Better Jobs Ontario

To apply to Better Jobs Ontario, you’ll work with an Employment Ontario agency where staff are trained to:

  • help you decide if this program is right for you
  • help you to complete your application

Find an agency in your community and make an appointment.

Staff at the agency will help you gather the information needed to support your application to Better Jobs Ontario.

For more information contact us at (807) 854-1234 or (807) 876-4222, and visit the website https://www.ontario.ca/page/better-jobs-ontario

 

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

Training & Funding Programs

There is funding available through the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, which is funded by Employment Ontario. Eligible job seekers must meet with one of our Employment Advisor's to discuss his/her needs and the best route to secure employment.
Apprenticeship

Employment Ontario has services right across Ontario that can help you become an apprentice.

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Youth Job Connection Program

The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

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Youth Job Connection: Summer

YJCS will provide summer, part-time opportunities for high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances.

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Supports

The supports funding program can help to assist eligible individuals with work clothing, workbooks, safety gear etc.

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Employer Incentives

The Employer Incentive program is a wage subsidy encouraging employers to hire eligible individuals to assist them with long-term employment opportunities and with gaining new skills relevant to the market place.

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Skills Link

The Skills Link program helps youth overcome barriers to employment, develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market and to promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation.

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Better Jobs Ontario

Effective April 29, 2022, we expanded the program to better help people who may face challenges finding stable jobs such as gig workers, youth and people on social assistance. If you have been unemployed for six months or longer, and are part of a low-income household, you may benefit from these changes. To better reflect the expansion of the program, we renamed the program Better Jobs Ontario.

Learn More