Working in Ontario

Employment Ontario

Get help with upgrading your skills, finding a job, training and skills development.

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships

Participate in projects to gain skills, get work experience and increase your chances of finding long-term employment.

Better Jobs Ontario

Get skills training and financial support if one of the following applies to you:

  • laid off and have not been working
  • laid off and are working a temporary job just to cover costs
  • unemployed for six months or longer and you are part of a low-income household

Work in your profession or trade

Learn how to continue working in your profession or trade if you’ve been trained in another country.

Get the qualifications you need to practice your profession or trade in Ontario through:

Employment Standards Act (ESA)

Know your rights under the law on minimum wage, hours of work limits, termination of employment, severance pay, vacation and more.

Lifelong learning

Continuing education

Find education programs and courses that align with your learning and skills development goals:

TVO: Independent Learning Centre

Find flexible, affordable online high school courses and the personal support you need to reach your learning goals.

Lifelong Learning Plan

Find out how to withdraw money from your RRSPs to help pay for full-time education for yourself, your spouse or common-law partner.

Third Age Network: An association of lifelong learning groups in Ontario

Join or start a learning group for older adults. Meet new friends and learn in a friendly social setting.

Computer training

Find drop-ins or workshops, that will help you improve your technology and digital skills in your community, at:

Ontario Arts Council

Learn what type of art grants are available to you and how to apply.

Services for newcomers

If you are an immigrant or refugee: