ON funds eight projects to support training opportunities for Indigenous people

Indigenous people across Northern Ontario will have more training opportunities thanks to a $7.3M investment from the Government of Ontario. The funds will support eight training projects that will prepare workers for careers in critical sectors such as mining, logging, construction, healthcare, and tourism. The programs will train 1,700 workers, who will be prepared to fill vacant jobs in the area. “By supporting innovative skills training projects across Northern Ontario, we are opening the door for Indigenous workers and job seekers to embark on meaningful, lifelong careers within in-demand sectors across a number of industries,” said ON Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Minister of Northern Development Greg Rickford.