Thursday, July 28, 2022

Province willing to subsidize worker innovations

The provincial government has opened the second round of funding under its Ontario Agri-Careers Support Initiative with offers $80,000 ti $200,000 per employer

Those who employ up to 50 workers are eligible for up to $80,000 and if two or more collaborate they could be eligible for up to $200,000.

It’s a federal-provincial program that “will aim to help the sector attract, support and retain the workers ,”a joint news release said.

Examples of pilot projects that could be eligible for funding include:

-transportation initiatives for employees to commute to the job site 

-childcare options for working parents 

-language proficiency solutions for workers