Ontario Helping 100,000 Workers Train for In-Demand Jobs

Published on July 20, 2021

As the province safely and steadily reopens we’re seeing strong demand for qualified workers across many industries. The government is committed to helping Ontario’s workforce build the in-demand skills they need to find good, meaningful and well-paying jobs.


That’s why we’re investing $5.8 million through a partnership with LinkedIn to provide free online training to help 100,000 workers gain skills most in-demand by employers in fields including information technology, finance and business administration. 


Workers will have access to over 17,000 courses, including videos taught by global industry experts. Employment Ontario career experts will also be available to coach each worker on which courses match their needs and personal career goals.


With over 250,000 jobs unfilled today, our government will continue to invest in programs like these through the Skills Development Fund to help the hardworking people that are eager to start these new, well-paying and purpose-driven careers.


To apply, workers can contact their local employment service provider, or one of the following partners:

  • College Sector Employment Services
  • Ontario Disability Employment Network
  • LiUNA
  • First Work
  • Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology
  • Carleton University
  • ACCES Employment


Learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000560/ontario-helping-100000-workers-train-for-in-demand-jobs