Employment Bridging Loan Program
The Bridging Loan is designed to support unemployed or underemployed individuals by providing them with financial support. Individuals who meet the program criteria are provided with a loan, at no interest, to assist them with purchasing items necessary for them to enter the workforce or maintain employment.
Such items may include, but are not limited to:
- Licensing and accreditation (e.g., professional license);
- Work attire (e.g., safety boots, blouses); and
- Transportation needs (e.g., bus pass, driver’s license renewal, vehicle repairs).
Additional employment-related needs may include short-term training programs that guarantee an opportunity for employment (where access to such programs may not be met without the financial support from this program).
This program is a collaborative community initiative that has been supported by various organizations in Sarnia-Lambton, including the Sarnia Community Foundation, the County of Lambton – Social Services Division, and Express Employment Professionals.