Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development

Skills Development Fund


For eligible organizations:
  • funding to address COVID-19 pandemic-induced labour and financial impacts
  • support for employment opportunities, and partnerships which encourage a skilled workforce
  • assist communities to respond to labour market changes

For eligible individuals:
  • employment assistance and support related to Covid-19 pandemic challenges
  • employment support and training for groups traditionally underrepresented in certain sectors, and who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19
  • support and training services may include one-on-one career counseling, pre-employment training, paid work placements, job shadowing and support to internationally educated professionals seeking to enter the local workforce
  • access to apprenticeship system through wrap-around supports, and up-to-date training and equipment
  • immediate access to employment, training supports, job placements or work experience for job seekers, laid off workers and those at risk of layoff
Eligible organizations
  • must have a presence in Ontario; visit website for details

Eligible individuals
  • apprentices, job seekers and workers at risk of job displacement, with a focus on those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including women, youth, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, racialized groups, and immigrants

Application Process
Eligible organizations may submit an application through Transfer Payment Ontario Eligible individuals may apply directly through participating organizations; see List of Skills Development Fund Agencies across Ontario for details
Toll Free
1-800-387-5656 - Employment Ontario Contact Centre
Employment Ontario Contact Centre
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Agency Information
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Last Updated On
June 29, 2023
Hours of Operation
Hours vary according to program
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