Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development

Skills Development Fund


For eligible organizations:
  • funding to address COVID-19 pandemic-induced labour and financial impacts
  • support for employment opportunities, and partnerships which encourage a skilled workforce
  • assist communities to respond to labour market changes

For eligible individuals:
  • employment assistance and support related to Covid-19 pandemic challenges
  • employment support and training for groups traditionally underrepresented in certain sectors, and who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19
  • support and training services may include one-on-one career counseling, pre-employment training, paid work placements, job shadowing and support to internationally educated professionals seeking to enter the local workforce
  • access to apprenticeship system through wrap-around supports, and up-to-date training and equipment
  • immediate access to employment, training supports, job placements or work experience for job seekers, laid off workers and those at risk of layoff
Eligible organizations

  • must have a presence in Ontario; visit website for details

    Eligible individuals

  • apprentices, job seekers and workers at risk of job displacement, with a focus on those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including women, youth, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, racialized groups, and immigrants
  • Application Process
    Eligible organizations may submit an application through Transfer Payment Ontario Eligible individuals may apply directly through participating organizations; see List of Skills Development Fund Agencies across Ontario for details
    Toll Free
    1-800-387-5656 - Employment Ontario Contact Centre
    Employment Ontario Contact Centre
    Web Site
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    English, French
    Documents Required
    Contact for information
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    Agency Information
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    Last Updated On
    November 22, 2022
    Hours of Operation
    Hours vary according to program
    Service Area(s)