Ontario Helping More Young People Train for In-Demand Careers in Construction

Ontario is facing the largest labour shortage in a generation with 350,000 jobs going unfilled daily.

With over $158 billion in infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, more skilled workers are needed.

That is why our government is taking action by investing $3.5 million in province-wide training initiatives to help more students launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades.

These projects will prepare nearly 2,000 young people for well-paying jobs in the construction industry and include a path to paid training and union-sponsored apprenticeships.

They are available for students in Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula, Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor-Sarnia, and Sudbury, until March 2023. Students interested in applying are encouraged to reach out to info@ontariobuildingtrades.com

Effective immediately, Ontario is also expanding eligibility of our Skills Development Fund, along with an additional $40 million investment, to support more training projects for high-school and postsecondary students.

These investments will help deliver the province’s ambitious infrastructure plans, including building 1.5 million homes by 2031.

Learn more:

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1002486/ontario-helping-more-young-people-train-for-in-demand-careers-in-construction

FR: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1002486/lontario-aide-davantage-de-jeunes-a-suivre-des-formations-pour-des-carrieres-en-demande-dans-le-domaine-de-la-construction