Ontario Training Personal Support Workers for Local Jobs in Mississauga

Government funding will support training of 33 nurses

MISSISSAUGA — Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville, announced the Ontario government is connecting workers with good jobs in their communities via the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.
Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada in Mississauga is receiving $171,417.00 to help pay for the costs of training 33 participants with National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) certified Personal Support Worker (PSW) training that will allow them to work in a community and homecare settings.
The purpose of the Canada Ontario Job Grant is to encourage employers to invest in the skills of jobseekers and their employees. The program provides direct financial support to employers who wish to purchase training for their workforce. Employers can choose training that meets their workforce needs and identify who they would like to have trained.
Training costs are shared between employers and government. “Personal Support Workers have been at the forefront of our collective response to the COVID19 pandemic in our community,” said MPP Tangri. “This $171,417 investment will help train 33 participants to deliver the high-quality care that Ontarians deserve and expect.”
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides employers up to $10,000 per worker that takes eligible training. For small employers and companies with less than 100 employees, the program can cover up to 83 per cent of the training costs. If they are training and hiring unemployed workers that coverage can rise to 100 per cent and up to $15,000 per unemployed worker who receives training. Larger companies (100 or more employees) can receive coverage for half of the training costs.
 “The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the demand for personal support workers. With an aging population, this demand will only increase with time”, said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “Our government is helping cover the costs of training needed for PSWs, so we meet the health needs of Ontario residents for years to come and put an end to hallway healthcare.”

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