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Ontario Skills Development

Ontario Skills Development Program provides support to unemployed people who are or have recently been eligible for Employment Insurance and need marketable skills in order to re-enter the labour market.

The program provides financial assistance to help people with some of the costs associated with acquiring the training they need to re-enter the labour market, such as tuition and books.

Who can apply?

Job seekers who are unemployed can apply to participate if they meet one of the following conditions:

They established a claim for Employment Insurance benefits or their Employment Insurance benefit period ended within the past three years.

They established a claim for Employment Insurance maternity or parental benefits and were paid benefits within the past five years, and are re-entering the labour force after having left it to care for newborn or newly adopted children.

For the purpose of determining whether an individual qualifies as a participant, the date the completed application is received by Employment Ontario is the date when he or she is considered to have requested assistance.

Other criteria may apply.

How can I get more information?

Call the toll-free Employment Ontario hotline at 1-800-387-5656, TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-768-1157 for more information about how to access Ontario Skills Development services in your area. Newcomers to Ontario can ask for this information in the language of their choice.

OCOT Hotline

(phone) 416-332-8727

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