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Career-Ready with CTMA Program: Expanding Opportunities for Businessmen


Be career ready with CTMA Program. This Program will be useful in providing expanding opportunities for all type of Businessmen. There is much more to this program, so check out the details given below to know if you are eligible and apply for it before the deadline.

Sponsoring Agency: CTMA

Type of Fund: Grant

Deadline: January 31, 2022


The Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities program provides non-repayable contributions to eligible employers to subsidize the wages of new hires or the upskilling of existing employees that meet the program eligibility. Funding is 30% of wages paid to a maximum of $3,000 for each EWP.

Administered by the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association and Mentor Works, the hiring grant supports Ontario’s precision metalworking sector by helping employers hire and deliver meaningful work experiences. The goal is to provide participants with real-world work experience that improves their employability by building their knowledge and skills.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding through the Career Ready with CTMA program, Employers must be licensed to operate in Ontario, provide training in Ontario which is related to a job that is located in Ontario, comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act, maintain appropriate WSIB insurance coverage; and have adequate third-party general liability insurance.

Target companies include SME’s who are part of the Precision Metalworking Sector and whose primary business is focused on the design, manufacture, repair, or assembly of products in at least one of the following areas:

  • Tool & Die Manufacturing;
  • Mould Making;
  • Precision Machining;
  • Gauge and/or Fixture Building;
  • Additive Manufacturing / Rapid Prototyping;
  • Automation / Robotics Manufacturing;
  • Machine Tool Building; or
  • Cutting Tools Sales & Service.

Candidate eligibility:

To be eligible, Candidates must be a Resident of Ontario, be eligible to work in Canada, and meet one of the following definitions:

  • New Apprentice: an individual who will be enrolled in a Registered Training Agreement (RTA) and will receive trades training as part of an apprenticeship program in the precision metalworking trades.
  • High School Graduate: an individual from an Ontario secondary school who has or will complete Grade 12 in 2021 or 2022 and is ready to explore the career opportunities available in the precision metalworking trades. This type of candidate is only eligible for a single placement. For multiple placements, see New Apprentice above.
  • High School Student: an individual who is currently enrolled in a high school technological education specialty program that is specific to the precision metalworking sector; who can work full-time (at least 35 hours per week); and is able to receive a wage of at least $14.25/hour. This type of candidate is only eligible for a single placement.
  • Displaced Worker: individuals who have been displaced from their previous career due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have an interest in starting a new career in the precision metalworking sector.
  • Upskill an Existing Employee: an existing employee who has been identified as a candidate to increase their skills that includes a distinct role change (i.e., unskilled laborer to an apprentice position; tradesperson to a designer, etc.).
  • Post-Secondary Graduate: an individual who has completed their academic program of study (minimum one year) at a post-secondary institution in Canada.
  • Post-Secondary Co-op Student: an individual who is currently enrolled in any diploma, certificate, or degree program, in any year of study, at a post-secondary institution in Canada.

Funding Information

Funding 30% of Wages Paid Up to $3,000 per Placement.

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