Recently, our company decided to send 2 workers to receive AZ truck driver training in order to facilitate our transportation needs. We applied for a job grant through the Ontario Government and were overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork required. Luckily for us, the people at Crossroads Truck Driver Training Academy were familiar with the process, Meagan and Tracy walked us through all the paperwork and assisted us in filling out the required forms properly.
Gerry Castillo, Health and Safety, Utopia, Ontario
Information for Employers
How does the Canada-Ontario Job Grant work?
As an employer, you are in the best position to identify the skills your business needs, or areas where you are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills.
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant program offers funding towards the cost of training provided by eligible third-party trainers. The total cost of training will be shared by the government and the employers.
The government could provide two-thirds of the cost of training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. Employers will be required to contribute the remaining one-third of the training costs.
For Example: Company ABC has an opening for a Long-Haul Truck Driver. Patrick, a long-time employee, is selected for this position but requires training in commercial driving. The cost of the training is say $9,900. Company ABC applies for the grant and receives commitment from the government for $6,600. Company ABC commits to paying the balance of $3,300. Patrick gets the driver training he needs for the new job and Company ABC gets the right person with the right skills.
Who can provide the training?
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides funding for training programs offered by CROSSROADS Truck Training Academy, a Registered Private Career College, among others.
Training takes place in both the classroom and in-cab by qualified, experienced instructors.
Eligible driver training courses offered by CROSSROADS Barrie include AZ (tractor trailer), DZ (straight truck), and BZ (city and county buses).
What types of training costs are covered by the grant?
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant funds provide these training costs:
- Tuition fees charged by the training company
- Mandatory student fees
- Textbooks, software and other required materials
- Examination fees
Who can apply?
Any business, including not-for-profits, with a plan to train Canadians for a new or better job is eligible to apply.
Important Links and Resources
Contact CROSSROADS Barrie for full Details
416-716-9072 Shaun Preston, Grant Coordinator
866-446-0057 Toll Free