Funds available to keep Dufferin County employers competitive

July 26, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Dufferin County employers have a reason to be happy as $260,000 has been made available for employee training under the Canada-Ontario Job Grant program. The program is delivered by Georgian College’s Career and Employment Community Services (CECS).

Up to $10,000 per person is available for training existing and new employees. Whether you need software training, business systems, marketing, social media or high-skilled training, the program allows eligible employers to choose specific training necessary to compete locally, nationally or globally.

“Often the high price tag for training stops businesses from making this vital investment,” said Stacey MacNeil, Resource and Information Specialist, CECS. “With the grant covering two-thirds of the costs for tuition, books, course materials and certification exams, it becomes a much more affordable investment benefiting both the employer and the employee.”

Georgian CECS can provide direct financial support to employers during the year, and the funding is allocated through an application process to small, medium and large businesses within Dufferin County. Applications are being accepted online on the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development website at

If you’re an employer with a particular training need, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant may be the opportunity for you.

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