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Helping Laid-off Workers In Oshawa

McGuinty Government Supports Action for Laid-Off IQT Workers

Ontario is helping Oshawa families hurt by the closure of IQT Solutions.

Through Employment Ontario, a new Action Centre will open on July 29th to help laid-off IQT workers find a new job, get employment counselling or go back to school.   

The Employment Ontario IQT Action Centre will be located at 272 King St. E in Oshawa, above the Employment Ontario office.

This is part of the McGuinty government's plan to help all Ontarians turn the corner and get the education and training they need for the jobs of the future.

Quick Facts

  • Over the last four years, Ontario has helped more than 1,900 Oshawa residents through six action centres.
  • Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities staff are on the ground in the community assisting displaced workers and assessing claims and monies owing.
  • The Minister of Labour has written to the federal Minister to declare Ontario's ongoing concern that the federal wage earner protection program doesn't cover any closures except bankruptcies, and doesn't have an adequate maximum.
  • Quebec and Ontario Ministries of Labour are working collaboratively to share information as the investigations proceed.
  • Minister of Labour wrote to mayor of Nashville asking that the $1.6 million in incentives for this company to relocate to Tennessee be "frozen" formally until we determine this employer's Canadian liabilities to their workers.

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“Through this Action Centre, Oshawa is coming together to support family, friends and neighbours who have been affected by the actions of IQT Solutions. I encourage all the workers to take advantage of the Action Centre and find the help they need to find a new job.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“While my ministry continues to investigate the closure of IQT Solutions, I encourage former workers to come to the Action Centre and take advantage of these services.”

Charles Sousa

Minister of Labour

“This has been a very difficult time for the workers and the families of IQT Solutions. I want to thank the Ontario government for creating this Action Centre that will help get these very capable citizens back into the workforce.”

John Henry

Mayor of Oshawa

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