Education and Training
If you determine that you require some additional education or training, there are many options in Durham Region for programs and courses to improve your skills.
For more information, visit the following sites:
- For adult upgrading (high school credit, language programs, driver training, computer training, or general interest courses and specific skills training for certain jobs such as food services or personal care workers) - Durham Continuing Education
- For local post secondary education:
- For general information on employment training and skill development, visit the Employment Ontario website For government education and employment training options - Employment Ontario For a list of local education and training resources, visit DREN
The National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA has launched the Build ON / ON Batit program with funding from the Government of Canada. The program offers specialized information and orientation to individuals relocating to Ontario and showing an interest in working in the Skilled Trades. The services is available to pre-arrival immigrants who are planning to settle anywhere in Ontario and is provided in English and French. To learn more about the program, please see the BuildONBatit website.
Financial Assistance for Education
There are several programs that offer financial assistance for students:
Canada Student Loans and Grants: The federal government provides student financial assistance in the form of loans and grants.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP): OSAP is the main source of financial aid for post-secondary education in Ontario. The website includes information on loans and listings of eligible institutions. It also has an online application form and allows students to check the status of their application online.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: The Dick Martin Scholarship recognizes a student in an occupational health and safety-related course or program. It is awarded once a year.
Ontario Bridge Training programs help skilled newcomers get their license or certificate in their profession or trade, so that they find employment commensurate with their skills and experience in Ontario. To find information on Bridging and Employment Programs visit: