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Ontario Helping People Start Careers in Home-Building

The construction industry is an important part of the Ontario economy. In 2020, it employed about 500,000 people or 7.3 per cent of Ontario’s workforce.

As more tradespeople continue to retire and more residential building projects roll out across the province, the construction sector will need more talented people.

That’s why this government is working for workers by investing almost $3 million in the Ontario Home Builder’s Associations Job-Ready program.

This program will offer 166 jobseekers free training and work experience for in-demand jobs in residential construction sector like: carpenters, drywall installers, cement masons, framers and heavy equipment operators.

It will also support employers looking for new talent by helping them with training and providing incentives to hire participants that complete the training.

Training will last up to 8 months, and participants will learn about general home building techniques, how to work with power tools, the use of different products in construction and health and safety on the job. Training is underway and continues until March 31, 2022.

Jobseekers interested in more information on the program or wish to apply can contact Sajida Jiwani, Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Home Builders’ Association at sjiwani@ohba.ca and 647-887-1279. Training is available to anyone residing in Ontario.

Learn More: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001292/ontario-helping-people-start-careers-in-home-building