Canada-Ontario Labour Market Agreement

The Ontario government signed an important labour market agreement with the federal government in February 2008 worth approximately $1.2 billion over six years.

Funding under this Canada-Ontario Labour Market Agreement will mean more resources for unemployed individuals who are not eligible for training from Employment Insurance (EI) and for employed individuals who have low levels of skills or who are working in low-skill jobs.

This investment complements key government-funded programs and services provided through Employment Ontario, including federally funded programs for unemployed people who are eligible for EI under the Canada-Ontario Labour Market Development Agreement.

Both Canada-Ontario labour market agreements will help Ontarians receive the skills training and supports they need to succeed in the workplace, including unemployed individuals (whether or not they are eligible for EI), newcomers into the job market, internationally-trained individuals working in low-skill jobs, and persons with disabilities.

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