Ontario Training More Workers for In Demand Careers in Auto Manufacturing

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $5 million to provide free training to 500 people from underrepresented groups to prepare them for well-paying jobs in the province’s thriving automotive manufacturing sector. The project will provide participants with the necessary skills for rewarding careers in machine operation, assembly, quality control, and logistics. The […]

Businesses can now apply to the Regional Quantum Initiative in southern Ontario

Quantum Technology

Quantum technology is at the leading edge of science and innovation, and will have a transformative impact on key sectors, such as computing, communications and security. To ensure Canadian entrepreneurs are well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities, the Government of Canada is making strategic investments to: grow quantum-ready technologies, companies and talent; and solidify […]

Training Opportunity for North Simcoe Manufacturers

Manufacturing in North Simcoe

The City of Barrie and Georgian College in partnership with County of Simcoe and the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board received funding to deliver part-time (online and in-person), industry recognized micro-credentials from July 2022 to March 2023 in the following subject areas: Fundamental shop skills Precision Machining Hydraulics/pneumatics CNC Industrial Automation Robotics Quality Management Leadership […]

Ontario Working for Workers by Expanding Training to More People

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is working for workers by launching a new training program, Better Jobs Ontario. Anyone looking to train for in-demand work, including those on social assistance, who are self-employed, gig workers, youth, and newcomers to the province, can apply to start learning the skills they need to earn bigger paycheques for themselves and […]

Ontario Supporting Simcoe North Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North announced last Friday that 25 non-profit organizations will receive a combined total of over $ 2.4 million to help them offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can deliver the best service possible for the people of Simcoe North and create a stronger Ontario. This grant has […]

Ontario Launches the 2022-23 Edition of the Francophone Community Grants Program

Today, the Ontario government announced the application period for the 2022-2023 edition of the Francophone Community Grants Program in support of the community organizations, social enterprises, and businesses that significantly contribute to the vitality of Ontario’s francophone community. This year, to better meet the needs of these organizations, the application period has been launched earlier […]

Ontario’s Newest Red Tape Reduction Act Features Fewer Fees, Better Services

Reducing Red Tape

The Ontario government continues its work to make Ontario the first choice for families and businesses ready to invest with the introduction of this year’s red tape reduction package, the Fewer Fees, Better Services Act, 2022. Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, introduced the latest Act in the Legislature today. […]

Canada and Ontario Help Provide Supportive Housing in Midland

Everyone deserves a roof over their heads that meets their unique needs. Thanks to investments made by the Governments of Canada and Ontario, residents of Midland will have access to more transitional, supportive housing. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, and Jill Dunlop, Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe […]

Apply for OTF Funding to Rebuild your Organization’s Resiliency

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the non-profit sector and its ability to build resiliency, and support and serve communities across Ontario. The non-profit sector faces many challenges, including the need to adapt program and service delivery, generate revenue, meet changing community needs and address health and safety requirements. COVID-19 recovery support is […]

Ontario Launches New Intake to Support Economic Opportunities in Rural Ontario

Government of Ontario

Starting on February 7th, 2022 applications and the guidelines for the new targeted Rural Economic Development (RED) program will be available. Applications will be accepted until March 7, 2022. This RED intake will provide funding for municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities, and local service boards to invest in strengthening their labour markets. This Targeted RED […]