Ontario Providing More Than $6 Million to Train Over 1,000 Carpenters

Our government is tackling recruitment challenges that many employers are experiencing by partnering with local unions to train new carpenters for in-demand and good paying careers in Vaughan.

With an investment of over $6 million through Ontario’s Skills Development Fund Training Stream (SDF), we have partnered with the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades, and the Carpenters’ Regional Council to deliver two innovative training projects to prepare over 1,000 apprentices and jobseekers to fill 1,200 carpentry vacancies across Ontario.

To date, the Skills Development Fund Training Stream has supported over 700 projects, aiming to help almost 600,000 people around the province take the next step in their careers.

Based on this success, the government has invested $246.8 million in SDF Round 4 and an additional $100 million in the 2024 Budget bringing the total investment in SDF Training Stream to nearly $1.1 billion, with $12.7 dedicated toward preparing workers for careers in carpentry. 

This initiative is part of our government efforts to make Ontario the best place to work, live and raise a family.