The province of Ontario is keeping the Canadian dream alive as it announced $2.6 million
toward free job training for new Canadians. According to Become A Canadian, the province is ready to train new immigrants from Afghanistan and Ukraine. The Ontario government will spend the earmarked money to support four free training projects in the province. This training will be awarded to 300 people including immigrants. With the help of this government intervention, new Canadians who need more skills will be trained. After this, each can be gainfully employed, reducing the shortage of skilled labour currently experienced in Canada.
Become A Canadian could confirm that the training programs will be hosted in Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, and online. The training includes resume writing, interview preparatory skills, language training and general digital literacy skills.
Organizations in charge of the programs
Four different organizations are in charge of the training programs. These organizations include:
Mathew House Ottawa
Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto
Become A Canadian said the organizations will provide training for careers in manufacturing, finance, administration, communications, hospitality and arts. Mathew House Ottawa will receive $137,850 for its training program. The organization will train and hire 15 newcomers at the Refugee Services and Furniture Bank for 8 to 10 weeks.
Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto will receive $1,522,396 for their project. The organization will train 230 newcomer women for job readiness. UTIMUS will receive $833,626 to train 60 unemployed Afghan and Ukrainian newcomers for
job opportunities in the manufacturing sector in Ontario. Toronto Artscape Inc. will receive $123,190 to prepare 30 Ukrainian artists with the tools and skills to find jobs in the arts industry.