The Training On-The-Job Program is designed to assist eligible participants to become employed by providing training and work experience for eligible participants.

This Program offers on-the-job training costs, participant wage subsidies and other specified costs to employers.

Program Details


To qualify for the Training On-The-Job Program, participants must be:
• Unemployed and underemployed Six Nations band members who are actively seeking full-time employment and having difficulty finding employment.
• Not an insured participant.
• Registered with Grand River Employment and Training.

Businesses and organizations including but not limited to profit and not-for-profit and government departments. Employers must have:
• A Revenue Canada Taxation number to remit an individual’s employment insurance benefits.
• Proper bookkeeping policies and practices in place.
• Third party liability or WSIB coverage
• Completed and submitted an employer application, which includes a detailed training plan and job description.


• The position filled by the participant should be part of the employer’s normal operations and not a special project, that the employer will not be able to sustain after program funding ceases.
• Training will likely lead to continuing employment with the employer.




Projects will last for a minimum of 12 weeks, up to a maximum of 52 weeks, dependent upon skill level of the individual.
The minimum workweek is 30 hours per week, to a maximum of 44 hours/week (a lower number of hours may be approved for persons with disabilities).

Program Supports

• For-profit sector employers are eligible to receive up to 60% of participants’ wages.
• On an exceptional basis, up to 100% of wages may be provided to profit sector employers, should the participant be facing a severe employment barrier.
• Non-Profit sector employers are eligible to receive up to 100% of participants’ wages.
• Mandatory Employer Related Costs (MERCs) can be covered by GREAT.
• Training costs, to a maximum of $3,000 for on-the-job training and off-the-job training. It is expected that the employer will contribute a minimum of 10% of the training costs.
• Special costs may be considered, to cover the lease of a special device/aid for people with disabilities.