Skills Development Fund: Capital Stream
Learn how to apply for funding to support upgrades or construction of training centres for the skilled trades and other in-demand jobs.
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The 2023 application period for the Skills Development Fund: Capital Stream has now closed. You will be notified if your application was successful or unsuccessful.
The new Skills Development Fund Capital Stream offers funding to eligible organizations to build new training centres, upgrade existing training centres or convert an existing building into a training centre. These centres will train people for emerging and in-demand jobs in critical sectors of Ontario’s economy, such as the skilled trades, healthcare, information technology and other sectors experiencing labour market challenges.
Recipients can use funding for:
- facility renovations
- building conversion
- new building construction
Organizations eligible to apply as a primary applicant
The following organizations are eligible to apply to the Skills Development Fund Capital Stream as a primary applicant:
- employers in Ontario (other than the educational organizations listed as being eligible to apply as partners)
- minister-approved, non-college apprenticeship program training delivery agents
- non-profit organizations including Indigenous band offices and Indigenous Skills and Employment Training agreement holders
- professional, industry or employer associations
- trade unions or union-affiliated organizations
- District Social Services Administration Boards
- Consolidated Municipal Service Managers
Eligible to apply as a partner
The following educational organizations are eligible to apply to the Skills Development Fund Capital Stream as a partner with one or more of the eligible primary applicant organizations:
- district school boards
- publicly assisted colleges, universities or Indigenous Institutes in Ontario
- private career colleges
- private universities with consent from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer degrees
Read the Skills Development Fund Capital program guidelines for full details of eligibility requirements.
For a project to be eligible for funding, your application must show how the project will meet all four criteria:
- Aligns with SDF Capital Stream objective to help create or improve physical spaces to increase training capacity and increase or retain the number of trainees for emerging and in-demand jobs in growth sectors of Ontario’s economy and sectors experiencing labour market challenges.
- Aligns with SDF Capital Stream target sectors or occupations that will utilize the capital asset to support a skills development activity for emerging and in-demand growth sectors of Ontario’s economy and sectors experiencing labour market challenges.
- Serves intended SDF Capital Stream participant groups including people looking for work, workers at risk of job displacement, workers needed to fill unmet demand and talent gaps or people looking for work who face higher barriers to employment.
- Delivers SDF Capital Stream objective key performance indicators by increasing training capacity and/or training volume and/or training for SDF Capital Participant groups.
After you apply
Applications will be assessed based on transparent, consistent, and measurable evaluation criteria set out in the SDF Capital guidelines.
All applicants will be notified whether their application is successful or unsuccessful.