Canada Ontario Job Grant

Redcage is Canada's first Autodesk Channel Partner with Advanced MEP Specialization

Autodesk - 3D Design, Engineering & Entertainment Software

Customized, high-quality training on Autodesk software can be costly both in time and money. However, the cost of not continually training and improving the knowledge-base of employees is even greater.
We encourage businesses and organizations to take advantage of this limited funding contribution from the Ontario government to significantly offset the financial cost of essential skills development.

What is the Canada-Ontario Job Grant?

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) is a government program that is Federally funded, but Provincially administered. Small, medium and large businesses qualify for these funds to put towards training and skills development of their employees. This government program will fund the majority of the training expense.

There are two skills training pilots part of the grant:
 - Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Customized Training
 - Canada-Ontario Job Grant: UpSkill

How much can a company apply for?

Companies can apply for up to $10,000 per employee, per training initiative. Funds can be applied to training costs, textbooks, and software.

How much of the funding is covered by the government?

The government will cover 2/3 of the funds applied for and the remaining 1/3 is covered by the company applying. Companies with less than 50 employees may qualify for additional funding towards their share of the costs.

How do I apply for the job grant?

There is a simple electronic application form that needs to be filled out by the employer. Redcage has helped guide hundreds of clients submit their application. We are more than happy to assist your company with this process. Once the application has been completed it is then submitted online.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no cost to apply for the COJG. Redcage does not charge any fees for our assistance with your application.

How long does the approval process take?

Once you have applied online, you will typically receive a call from the service provider within 48 hours to review your application. Once the review has been completed and your application is deemed acceptable, you will receive formal approval within days. Typically, this whole process takes no more than a week or two.

How long will the job grant be available?

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant was initiated by the federal government on March 28, 2014 as a 6-year initiative. The grant provides Ontario with $192 million per year. 

Applications for the grant and skills training pilots are open while funding remains available.

When does training need to be completed after approval?

Training needs to be completed within 12 months after approval in order to receive the funding contributions.

Once approved, what can I use this funding for with Redcage?

We help companies analyze their existing workflows and processes, then make recommendations on how to improve on productivity and efficiency, utilizing technology. Our main objective is to deliver a training program that is tailored to your company’s specific requirements rather than just providing a generic training curriculum that does not necessarily apply to your company’s workflows and projects. Our clients have experienced great success and have received a very fast return on investment.

Where can I find more information about the Canada-Ontario Job Grant?

Contact us! We are more than willing to discuss how your company can benefit from this Government program and provide you with answers to all your questions. You can also view the Questions and Answers for Employers (posted Oct 2016) and download the Employer Overview Presentation (posted Sept 2016). Both of these resources are found on the official Canada-Ontario Job Grant webpage.

Where Redcage Comes In 

Redcage has helped over a 100 companies submit their applications and not one has been declined.

We are an Autodesk authorized reseller and service provider for all of Canada (proudly). Our training is of the highest quality and custom tailored to your company's unique needs.

developed a series of training sessions that were geared specifically to our firm

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Ted Handy
Architect, Ted Handy and Associates

Bill’s teaching style makes trainees feel comfortable

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Laura-Lee Moran
Associate, National Manager of BIM Services at MCW Consultants Ltd.

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