The Ontario government is teaming up with Research In Motion, Communitech, as well as the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier to help laid off tech workers.

The universities are adding spaces in entrepreneurship and business programs, to help workers develop skills to start their own businesses.

Communitech and Employment Ontario will help workers find new jobs in the sector in the region.

The province will also create a centre where laid-off workers can look for new jobs, get employment counselling or go back to school.