Skills Enhancement

Skills Enhancement

The Skills Enhancement Program is designed to help employed or under-employed participants remain gainfully employed, when a threat of loss of job is imminent or to enable employed participants to enhance skills required for their employment goal.

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Self-Employment Assistance Program Part I

Self-Employment Assistance Program Part I

The Self-Employment Assistance Program Part l provides financial assistance to eligible participants, to help them start their own business. The Self-Employment Assistance Program allows participants to concentrate on making their business successful.

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Career Experience / Job Shadow

Career Experience / Job Shadow

The Career Experience/Job Experience Program is designed to expose unemployed participants to one or more careers, to help them decide on the career they want to pursue, before or after formal education.

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Purchase of Training / Skills Development

Purchase of Training / Skills Development

The Purchase of Training Program is designed to help participants overcome existing or anticipated labour market barriers, by obtaining employment that meets labour market of businesses and other organizations’ needs. The Program offers a variety of training courses, from public and private training institutions.

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Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS)

Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS)

The Targeted Wage Subsidy Program is designed to assist eligible participants, who have employment barriers, to become employed, by providing wage subsidies to employers.

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Disability Opportunity Initiative and New Request for Proposal Details

Disability Opportunity Initiative and New Request for Proposal Details

The Disability Opportunity Initiative is designed to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain and keep employment or become self-employed, thus, increasing their economic independence. Any of GREAT’s employment and training programs can be utilized to remove barriers to employment, for persons with disabilities.

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Self-Employment Assistance Part II

Self-Employment Assistance Part II

The Self-Employment Assistance Program Part II provides financial assistance to existing businesses who are at risk of closure due to economic instability. This program has been developed in 2020 to encourage individual entrepreneurs to work with local resources to maintain their business. SEA Part II provides financial assistance, training and technical assistance to individuals in receipt of Employment Insurance (E.I.) or without income, who have their own business to enable them to become self-employed but will normally lose E.I. benefits as a result of this decision.

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