Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce with help from the government. The job grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large business with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees. This grant:

  • Provides up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Requires employers to contribute one-third of total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Requires training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

If you’re an employer with a particular demand of skills, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant may be right for you. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Learn more here.

The Jordan Abercrombie Memorial Bursary Award

The Barrie Construction Association is pleased to award a $1000 bursary to student(s) enrolled in a post-secondary institution or construction trade apprenticeship. This bursary will be presented to student(s) who graduated or is graduating with a minimum of Grade 12 or equivalent and has demonstrated a combination of academic and trade merit and has a financial need.

The student must be enrolled in a construction apprenticeship program, construction technology, construction engineering (degree) or any other construction-related post-secondary program. The selected applicant must provide proof of enrollment in a post-secondary program or trades program in order to receive the scholarship funds.  The applicant must be a resident of Ontario and Canadian Citizens or provide proof of landed immigrant status. The recipient will be chosen prior to our Annual General Meeting, held each year in February.

Bursaries have been awarded for 2022. Please consider applying in 2023.

For details on the submission requirements and
the application, please click here

Georgian College Gold Seal Program – Part Time Studies

The Gold Seal program is a national certification program for individuals in the construction industry. It signifies you have attained a nationally recognized level of experience and competence. It is a declaration of skill and competence that is recognized by the construction industry across the country and enhances mobility and professional development for individuals in the field.

These courses would be of interest to construction site supervisors and foremen, or those aspiring to these positions and other construction industry professionals. Learn more here.

Navigating Ontario’s Grants & Subsidies

The NextGen initiative addresses the skilled labour shortage by connecting and training talented, passionate workers with progressive construction leaders.

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