Better Jobs Ontario is an Ontario government initiative that offers skills-training and financial support for eligible laid-off workers, helping them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario.
The Ontario government is making it easier for laid-off workers to access the Better Jobs Ontario program. If you were laid-off in one of the sectors most impacted by COVID-19 since March 1, 2020, you may benefit from these changes.
As a start, you qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if:
Preparing Your Application
When preparing your application, you are required to show:
You may qualify for the Better Jobs Ontario Fast Track program if:
You may qualify for up to $28,000.00 for costs including:
Additional funding may be available for:
You can still apply if you receive either:
The Better Jobs Ontario program aims to help people rejoin the workforce quickly. That’s why the program is focusing on supporting training programs that take 52 weeks or less, including micro-credential programs.
People who want to attend training longer than one year can apply to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for a mix of grants and loans to help them pay for their postsecondary education.
To apply to Better Jobs Ontario, work with Humber's Community Employment Services where our team of Employment Advisors can help you decide if this program is right for you – and, if it is, help you gather the information needed to support your application and assist you in completing your application.
These Employment Ontario services are funded in part by the Government of Canada.