Ontario Working for Workers by Investing in Training for Good Jobs in Mississauga

Published on May 03, 2022

The Province is helping workers in Mississauga earn bigger paycheques and advance their careers

MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $13,823,311 in Bayshore Homecare Solutions. This will help provide workers in Mississauga with the training they need to pursue in-demand and well-paying jobs in our community.

Details were announced this morning by Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore on behalf of Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

This initiative is supported through the government’s Skills Development Fund, which has provided over $200 million in funding for innovative projects that address challenges to hiring, training, or retraining workers during the pandemic.

"Ontario faces a labour shortage with over 300,000 jobs going unfilled," said Cuzzetto. "Our government's Skills Development Fund is part of our plan to build a stronger Ontario that works for everyone."

“Our government is working for workers every day. Through our Skills Development Fund, we’re giving workers the training they need to fill in-demand jobs, earn bigger paycheques and advance in rewarding careers that make their families and communities stronger,” said Minister McNaughton. “Our government has a workers-first plan to deliver a stronger Ontario. As build today for a better tomorrow, we need all hands on deck. We’re leaving nobody behind and we’re getting it done.”

This investment builds on the government’s ongoing efforts to attract, support and protect workers, making Ontario the top place in the world to work, live and raise a family. It follows legislation Minister McNaughton recently passed that provides foundational rights for digital platform workersrequirements for employers to disclose their electronic monitoring of employees and for businesses in high-risk settings to have Naloxone kits on hand, and several red tape reductions to encourage out-of-province workers to help fill the generational labour shortage.

 

Congratulating Kevin Webster, Chief Operating Officer of Bayshore Healthcare

 

Quick Facts

  • Data suggests that the need to replace retiring workers is greater for skilled trades workers than for other occupations. In 2016, nearly 1 in 3 journeypersons in Ontario were aged 55 years or older.
  • In the fall of 2021, there were more than 360,000 jobs vacant in Ontario.
  • Ontario’s Skills Development Fund is supported through labour market transfer agreements between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. 

 

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Contact

Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP
Mississauga-Lakeshore
(905) 274-8228