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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Workers in Transition Program

The Workers in Transition Program, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, is designed to assist employees with transferrable skills, who wish to transition from another industry into the electricity sector. The program provides electricity sector employers with incentives such as 50 per cent of salary coverage and/or 100 per cent of training/education costs, up to a maximum of $15,000. In addition, there is full coverage on wrap-around support of up to $4000.

As part of our growing suite of wage incentive programs, Workers in Transition fills a gap and provides support for employers looking for experienced talent from other sectors like Construction, Tech, and Oil and Gas. Our goal is to bridge the gap for employees who are new to the industry or who have experienced a significant gap in their career and are looking to re-join the industry.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants and employers must meet the following criteria

Participant Eligibility
  • 15 years and older.
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, person with refugee protection in Canada.
  • Legally able to work in Canada.
  • Transitioning into the electricity/renewables sector for the first time (no prior experience).
Employer Eligibility
  • Canadian-owned.
  • Firms engaged in manufacturing of equipment and the provision of services necessary for generation, transmission or distribution.
  • Primary activity is the generation, transmission or distribution of electricity.
  • Sector support including renewables in any of the following areas: Research and development, business development and energy efficiency.
Phone: 613.235.5540 ext. 228
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