Training & Grant Programs

If you are an employer and looking for training opportunities for your employees, then WEST may have the training grant program that is right for you.

Throughout the years, WEST staff have worked with employers and community partners in Windsor-Essex to continue building a highly skilled and educated workforce. Today, WEST continues to provide services that benefit both the job seeker and employer through a range of programs and services.

Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

The Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides direct financial support to employers who would like to administer training for their workforce development.

COJG provides employers:

  • An opportunity to invest in their workforce, with financial support from the provincial and federal governments
  • The opportunity to select the individuals to receive training and make certain that the training meets their workforce development needs
  • An eligible third-party trainer (requirement)
  • Funding for training ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 per trainee
  • A training opportunity delivered through cost-sharing agreements between individual employers and government

* Note: Employer contribution requirements may vary depending on the size of the business

  • Funding for training ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 per trainee

For more information about Second Career, please contact WEST Employment Services at 519-256-6621 or visit:

Canada-Ontario Employee Training