Ontario Helping Train Workers in Mississauga

Published on May 06, 2021

Government funding will help support Fugro Canada Corp in training employees

MISSISSAUGA — To help people recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for good jobs, the Ontario government is helping to train 26 workers in Mississauga so that they can gain the skills and expertise. Fugro Canada Corp is receiving $56,520 to help pay for the costs of training its employees.

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.

“This funding is an investment in the people of Mississauga and our local economy as we prepare for a post-pandemic economic recovery”, said Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville “Our government is helping businesses and workers manage the economic impacts of the pandemic and boosting upskilling and local jobs. This will help our community now and in the future.”

QCDMS (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Morale, Safety) will deliver the ‘Lean Green Belt’ training to 26 Furgo employees. This training was developed from the Toyota Production System methodology including, but not limited to - Six Sigma Principles, Project Management, Change Management and Strategic Thinking concepts that will give staff the skills needed to become more efficient with company processes.  For example, employees will be able to identify the eight main areas of waste and endeavour as it relates to their work.

Using available resources, staff will learn about the importance of processes and will learn to identify the pain points within their systems, so they can improve operational inefficiencies. This is important to the organization because as a growing company, Furgo Canada would like to introduce developmental strategies that will increase staff productivity. Employees will learn how to decrease lead time in assigned tasks, which will provide them with  more time for customer engagement.

“Training is essential to our economic success,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “Through the this grant, we’re helping businesses provide their workers with the skills they need to stay competitive both now and in the future.”

Ontario’s 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy, includes measures to help workers and families recover from COVID-19 by investing an additional $614.3 million during 2020–21 and 2021–22 for employment and training supports, and proposing the new Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit, a one-time credit that would provide up to $2,000 for workers who enroll in an eligible course or training program in 2021.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • In 2019-20, more than 2,800 employers received training grants through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant program, allowing more than 13,000 employees to receive training.
  • For employer groups who want to apply for training supports the government offers a COJG Consortium Stream. This stream allows groups of employers (two or more employers) to pool their resources to support common training objectives and goals.
  • The Canada-Ontario Job Grant program is delivered by the Government of Ontario with support from the Employment Ontario network of employment service and training partners. The funding for the program is provided by the Government of Canada.
  • The Employment Ontario network includes more than 300 partner organizations across Ontario that offer a range of free services and supports that help businesses find workers and connect jobseekers to training and job opportunities.

 

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