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Ontario invests additional $90M in Skills Development Fund

September 27, 2022

On Tuesday, September 26, the Ontario Minister of Labour visited IBEW Local 105’s training centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The Minister announced an additional $90M investment in the Ontario Skills Development Fund (SDF) to alleviate the impending skilled-labour shortage in the province.

Local 105 Business Manager, Steve Fox, joined Minister McNaughton at the Training Centre to tour the facility and showcase the local’s commitment to education and training. Read the release from IBEW Local 105 below.

This third round of funding will be “…open to anyone who is unemployed or underemployed, and will prioritize programs helping people with prior involvement in the criminal justice system, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, Indigenous people, Ukrainian newcomers, and others facing barriers to employment.” (Source: Ontario Newsroom). Acceptance of applications will begin September 29th, 2022.

Interested in Applying?

Funding applications will be accepted starting September 29, 2022, and will close January 31, 2023. Interested organizations can apply through Transfer Payment Ontario.

Organizations eligible for funding include:

  • employment service and training providers
  • labour
  • community
  • business and industry organizations
  • municipalities
  • hospitals
  • Indigenous Band offices
  • Indigenous skills and employment training agreement holders, and
  • service system managers

For a full list of SDF Round 3 eligible primary applicants, please refer to section 3.1 in the SDF Round 3 Application Guide. (Source: Ontario Newsroom)

Read more on how Ontario Government is investing in skilled trades:

Ontario Government Investing Millions in Electrical Training Programs

Funding announced for new Windsor-Essex Mega Hospital

IBEW Local 1687 receives provincial funding to implement virtual training program

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