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Purchase of Training (POT)

Program Description

The Purchase of Training program is based upon the client's needs and is used to achieve:

  • improved employability

  • skills enhancement and increased earnings

Types of Training can include:

  • Preparation for Vocational Training

  • Vocational Training

  • Preparation for Employment

  • Language Training

  • Training of Apprentices

  • Occupational Orientation

Training may be full or part-time basis (with part-time defined as less than 25 hours but at least 10 hours per week).

Eligible Participants

In addition to those previously mentioned in the Eligibility Requirements,

  • Participants must be 18 years old or older

  • Individuals no longer required by law to attend school and face serious labor market difficulties

Eligible Training Institutions/Trainers

  • Recognized Canadian Educational Institutions (Public, Private, Incorporated Non-profit)

Financial Assistance may include:

  • 90% Course Cost

  • Training Allowance

  • Supplementary Allowances (such as child care, commuting)

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