The province says 300,000 jobs go unfilled every day in Ontario, and the Better Jobs Ontario program aims to help those qualified land one of those unfilled jobs.
Spark Employment Services in Sudbury can help eligible people access the program, which is designed to get people in the workforce quickly “by focusing on training programs that can be completed within 52 weeks or less, including micro-credential programs.”
Through Better Jobs Ontario, Spark employment specialists work with individuals to determine if the program aligns with their goals and supports them throughout the application process.
“With 300,000 jobs going unfilled every day, we need all hands on deck to build a stronger Ontario,” said Labour Minister Monte McNaughton in a news release.
The program offers skills training for in-demand occupations as well as financial support. Funding of up to $28,000 is available to cover various expenses, including tuition, books, instructional costs, supplies, electronic devices, transportation, and a basic living allowance of up to $500 per week.
Additional funding options may also be available for childcare, disability-related supports, living away from home, Literacy and Basic Skills, and language training, Spark said in a news release.
To apply for the Better Jobs Ontario program and take advantage of the opportunities it presents, interested individuals are encouraged to contact Spark Employment Services by calling (705) 671-2544 or visit Spark’s office at 435 Notre Dame Avenue, Suite 102. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
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