Ontario Investing Over $3.6 Million to Train Workers in Hamilton

Many Ontario employers are facing recruitment challenges, with nearly 219,000 jobs recently going unfilled.

Every paycheque not collected is a missed opportunity for a worker and their family to start a better life.

That’s why our government is investing over $3.6 million through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) Training Stream and SDF Capital Stream towards four free training projects and one capital project in the Hamilton area to help 3,800 workers and jobseekers prepare for in-demand careers in the skilled trades.

 The five projects that are funded are:

• International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 105: $1,202,849

IBEW Local 105: $1,185,556

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1916: $797,953

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1916: $248,338.86

International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 736: $178,460

This brings Ontario’s total investment in the Niagara region for training projects through the SDF to over $100 million.

As Hamilton grows, our government is working with labour and industry partners to open new training and apprenticeship opportunities for local workers and jobseekers.

The projects that we’re supporting today showcase the diverse careers in Ontario’s over 140 skilled trades. From millwright and welding to electrical work, the skilled trades offer well-paying, highly in-demand, meaningful careers for hardworking Ontarians.