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Ontario funds training for immigrants impacted by COVID-19

July 8, 2021

Ontario is helping immigrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New immigrants were among the hardest hit by COVID, with an employment loss of 12 per cent among recent immigrants compared to only four per cent for the Canadian-born population, according to the government.

The government is investing $7.7 million through 19 programs to help them start new careers.

“The skills that newcomers bring to Ontario play a crucial role in driving our economy forward,” says Monte McNaughton, minister of labour, training and skills development. “Our job is to connect the dots and ensure newcomers have the support they need to pursue the in-demand and fulfilling careers available in their new home and provide for their families. These training investments will go a long way to strengthening our economy and local communities.”

The funding will be divided as follows:

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