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Better Jobs Ontario

Better Jobs Ontario provides eligible individuals access to skills training to help find jobs in high-demand occupations.

Northwest Employment Works is an assessment centre for Better Jobs Ontario.

Start learning the skills you need to get back into the workforce. 

How do I qualify for Better Jobs Ontario?

  • If you have been laid-off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs
  • If you have not been laid-off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household

What Better Jobs Ontario gives you:

Better Jobs Ontario provides eligible applicants with skills training for in-demand jobs, and financial support.

You can apply for up to $28,000 for costs, including:
  • tuition
  • books
  • other instructional costs, including student fees, supplies and electronic devices
  • transportation
  • basic living allowance (up to $500 per week)
Additional funding may be available for:
  • childcare
  • disability-related supports
  • living away from home
  • Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) and/or language training
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