Bridging Loan

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.