SAO-Construct Your Career - Employers

Construct Your Career is a skills development program to assist individuals in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Participants in the program receive industry-recognized training from Conestoga in Carpentry, Blue-print reading, Electrical and plumbing, as well as receive certificates in First Aid and Working at Heights.

Employers who provide a 2 to 4-week job placement for participants can receive $1000 dollars to off-set the costs of training a new employee.

Eligibility Criteria for Employers:

  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Comply with all applicable legislation including federal/provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards, occupational health and safety act, employment standards act, freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation
  • Provide employment in Ontario
  • Maintain appropriate W.S.I.B. or alternate workplace safety insurance coverage and have adequate third-party general liability insurance as advised by its insurance broker
  • Not use placement services to replace existing or laid-off employees

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.


Lindy Bancroft

Phone: 519-756-7665
Fax: 519-759-3942