Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development: Funding Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development funding programs, including grants, and other types of support for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Mandate

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development leads Ontario’s effort to be the best jurisdiction in North America to recruit, train, retain, protect and reward workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The Ministry’s work on this front creates dynamic and equitable labour markets, safe workplaces, and harmonious and competitive labour and employment regulations. It is the Ministry’s job to support the people of Ontario in all aspects and phases of employment.

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Priorities

The Ministry contributes to government priorities through the delivery of public services in five primary areas of responsibility:

  • Employment Ontario,
  • Occupational health and safety,
  • Employment standards,
  • Labour relations, and
  • Global talent and adult language training.

You can learn about Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development[1]’s priorities by reading its 2021-22 Published Plans.

Types of Funding Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Offers

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development offers grants, and other incentives for employers.

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Funding Programs

The Ministry offers programs that fall under the following categories:

  • Hiring an apprentice,
  • Employment and training, and
  • Labour Market.

Below are links to the Ministry’s specific programs under each category:

  • Employment and Training
  • Labour Market

Employment Ontario helps job seekers, workers and employers with advice, grants and other services around public and private sector employment.

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Contact

The Ministry’s Headquarters:

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
14th Floor, 400 University Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1T7

Employment Standards Information Centre

webes@ontario.ca
Tel: 416-326-7160
Toll-free: 1-800-531-5551
TTY: 1-866-567-8893

Health and Safety Contact Centre

webohs@ontario.ca
Toll-free: 1-877-202-0008
TTY: 1-855-653-9260

Employment Ontario

contactEO@ontario.ca
Tel: 416-326-5656
Toll-free: 1-800-387-5656
TTY: 1-866-533-6339

Labour relations information

webdrs@ontario.ca
Tel: 416-326-7358
(Collective Bargaining Information Services and Mediation Services)
Tel: 416-326-1300
(Grievance Mediation Services and Arbitration Services)

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