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Ontario Job Creation Partnerships

Project Overview

The Ontario Job Creation Partnerships (OJCP) program provides funding to eligible employers (also known as sponsors) that support projects while creating opportunities to eligible job seekers (also known as participants) to gain meaningful work experiences.

The primary objective of OJCP is to provide valuable recent work experience to participants. As a result of their involvement on an OJCP project, participants will have recent work experience to add to their resumes. OJCP participants will develop and/or enhance their employability skills through this work experience opportunity. This experience, together with the networking which participants do while on a project, may increase their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy

Project Requirements

  • Employers can sponsor a project that meets the following requirements:

  • Participants must gain meaningful work experience that will increase the chances of finding long term, sustainable employment.

  • Projects must not be longer than 52 weeks.

  • The project activities must be distinct and not part of the organization’s normal day-to-day operations.

  • Activities must have a defined start and end date.

How Employers Apply

Employers that wish to apply for funding under OJCP must complete an online Sponsor Application.

If you need help completing your Sponsor Application, please contact the Employment Ontario Contact Centre. Call toll-free (no charge): 1-800-387-5656 or through the TTY number: 1-866-533-6339 or email at

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