The list below includes potential resources that can be used to access funding to cover partial or complete training costs for eligible businesses.

This information in no way indicates that you will be approved for funding to attend our training programs. It is simply information that you can use as an initial reference guide prior to visiting the websites with more information.

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CANADIAN PROVINCIAL FUNDING RESOURCES BELOW:

Alberta:

Canada-Alberta Job Grant http://www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/about-jobgrant.aspx

Employers cover a minimum of one third of direct training costs, with up to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee in government contributions.

Eligible employers

  • All private sector and non-profit employers in Alberta
  • First Nations and Métis Settlements in Alberta
  • Some Crown agencies in communities with population less than 100,000

Eligible trainees

  • New or existing employees that will fill current or future job vacancies
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) entitled to work in Canada who are currently residing in Alberta

Ineligible trainees

  • Temporary Foreign Workers, or anyone temporarily working in Canada
  • Self-employed individuals, company owners and their immediate family members, board or council members
  • A person who will not be employed by the applicant after the training program is completed

Training providers

  • Must be eligible Alberta third-party training providers who are separate and distinct from the employer
  • An explanation must be provided to justify out-of-province training requests

Eligible training programs

  • Training must be incremental, meaning that the training is in addition to the employer’s regular operational training, and would not have otherwise taken place without the grant
  • Must result in a credential

Ineligible training

Apprenticeship technical training programs

Training duration and format

  • Minimum 21 hours of training must start within 6 months of approval and be completed within 52 weeks of start date
  • Training cannot start until grant is approved
  • Training can be e-learning, part-time, full-time, on-site or in a classroom and must result in a form of credential

Application: http://www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/jobgrant-application-forms.aspx

British Columbia:

Canada-BC Job Grant: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/Canada-BC-Job-Grant.aspx

Application Intake Dates:
1 January - March 31 for training between April 1 and August 31 2017
2 April 1 - June 30 for training between September 1 and December 2017
3 October 1 - December 31 for training between January 1 and March31 2018.

Employers cover a minimum of one third of the cost of training. Government covers the rest up to $10,000.

Eligibility PDF: https://www.workbc.ca/getmedia/7d52bc1f-9489-4460-a124-cb915bf933aa/General-Criteria.pdf.aspx

Employers must be registered on the Corporate Registry with BC Registry or possess a current BC business licence. Self-employed individuals or sole proprietors seeking a Grant for their own training must have been registered on the Corporate Registry with BC Registry Services for at least a year at the time of application, or have been in possession of a BC business licence for at least one year.

Employers must submit a photocopy of their current business licence and provide their business licence number or provide their BC Registry Number at application.

Participants must be at least 15 years old, and: • Unemployed and seeking training to obtain a job; or • Employed, but underemployed and seeking training for a Better Job; or • Employed, but seeking training for a Better Job. The immediate result of the training must be employment (from unemployment) or a Better Job. For the purpose of the CJG, “Better Job” is defined as: • Increased job security, i.e. training will ensure participant can maintain employment; • Increased job-related skills; • Increase in pay; • Promotion/advancement to another position; • Move from part-time to full-time employment; or • Move from temporary/casual/seasonal employment to permanent employment.

Participants must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Protected Persons

Participants cannot be enrolled in another federally or provincially funded training program at the same time.

Training must be relevant to the current operational needs of the business and the available job.

BC Public Post-Secondary institutions · Training Organizations run by BC’s School Districts · Industry Training Authority (ITA)- Designated Trade Schools · Union Halls and Training Boards · Industry Associations · Industry Approved Training Providers An Eligible Third-Party Training Provider is defined below: • Must be independent of the employer. • Training must be a main business activity of the training provider. • There must be no conflict or perceived conflict of interest in the choice of training provider. • The employer or Organization must ensure that the training provider meets these conditions

Private training providers not requiring certification by PTIB are eligible if they meet the following conditions: • Training rates and course descriptions must be posted (i.e. online) and remain stable. • Training is provided by a Qualified Instructor, with certifications and experience directly related to the type of training. • Satisfactory Course Outline must be included with the application. • The Province must be satisfied that the costs of the training are not unreasonable.

Application form: There are 4, and all can be found here: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/Canada-BC-Job-Grant/Priority-Sectors.aspx

Manitoba:

Canada Manitoba Job grant: http://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/ites/is/cjg.html

Employers are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 for each individual employee or prospective employee to assist with direct training costs. Manitoba’s contribution under the grant will not exceed $250,000. The employer must contribute a minimum of one third of the training costs.

Training can be delivered at the workplace, online or in a classroom or training facility, and must be provided by an approved third-party trainer.

The employer is responsible for selecting and contracting directly with the approved trainer. The trainer invoices the employer for the training costs; the Manitoba government then pays the grant to the employer. Employers must agree to provide confirmation of the direct training costs, information about how and who the training has helped, and the business impact/outcomes of the training. Trainees must agree to provide personal information for performance monitoring, reporting, research and evaluation purposes (ex: gender, age, education, social insurance number, employment status, hours worked, wages, etc.).

Who can be trained? Candidates for training include individuals who are:

  • unemployed and seeking training to get a job
  • working, but underemployed and seeking training to get a better job
  • employed, but looking to train for a better job
  • employed, but seeking training to enhance their skills in an existing job

Training participants must be individuals working in Manitoba who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Training of temporary foreign workers is not eligible.

Phone: 1 866 332-5077 Email: mjsd@gov.mb.ca

New Brunswick:

NB Job Grant Program

Funding: Governments’ contribution is for two-thirds of the eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per training participant, per fiscal year. The employer pays a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs.

Criteria:

  • Must be established in NB
  • Training must be required for an individual to perform job duties of an available job
  • Training must last 52 weeks or less
  • The minimum eligible cost per participant, per training, per fiscal is $250. Therefore, the government’s minimum contribution is $166.68 (2/3 of $250).
  • The maximum amount per employer, per region, per fiscal year is $25,000. The maximum amount is applied to the government’s contribution.

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/Jobs/content/EmployerWorkforceDevelopment/Canada-NewBrunswickJobGrant/Applicants.html

Application form: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/petl-epft/PDF/Emp/CanadaNBJobGrantProgram-ApplicationForm.pdf

Contact: dpetlinfo@gnb.ca

Newfoundland:

Employment Development Supports are available to help eligible individuals pursue career and employment goals.

Who Does it Serve?

Employment Development Supports are available to individuals who are:

  • non EI eligible, or may be eligible to receive support from the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, and
  • are interested in preparing for, getting and keeping a job.

Description:

Employment Development Supports can assist with:

  • Training and expenses related to participation in: literacy, Adult Basic Education (ABE), short-term training or job readiness training
  • Job search activities and personal expenses associated with looking for work (e.g. clothing, transportation, tools, fees and certificates, etc.), and
  • A wide range of additional supports and services

http://www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/findajob/developmentsupports.html
1-800-563-6600 aes@gov.nl.ca

Northwest Territories:

https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/sites/www.ece.gov.nt.ca/files/resources/canada-northwest_territories_job_grant_brochure.pdf

Employers can receive up to two‐thirds of the cost of training to a maximum government contribution ofup to $10,000 per grant; employers must contribute the remaining one‐third. 

Eligible training must meet the needs of the business and lead to a guaranteed job. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • essential skills training
  • technical training
  • business training
  • management and leadership training
  • short‐term certificate training

The training must be completed within 52 weeks of receiving  grant approval. 

Beaufort Delta ECE Service Centre GNWT Multi‐Use Building  106 Veterans Way  Bag Service #1  Inuvik, NT  X0E 0T0  Tel: 867‐777‐7365  Toll‐Free Tel: 1‐855‐283‐9311  Fax: 867‐777‐7218 

Nova Scotia

Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI): https://www.novascotiabusiness.com/content/workplace-innovation-and-productivity-skills-incentive-wipsi

In general, businesses, social enterprises and revenue-generating non-for-profit organizations are eligible to receive funding if:

  • the business/social enterprise/not-for-profit is located in Nova Scotia and is either registered with an “active” status in the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies (as a business, partnership, company or society) or incorporated by an Act of the Nova Scotia Legislature;
  • has been in existence for more than one year;
  • demonstrates the need to undertake the training initiative; and
  • has at least $25,000 in wages or owner remuneration.

Note: Social enterprises and not-for-profit organizations must be generating at least 30% of revenues from commercial activity to be eligible for funding.

Businesses not generating revenue from commercial activity are not eligible for WIPSI funding unless they are in a sector identified as high strategic value or having strong economic benefit to the Province of Nova Scotia. These will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Each application is reviewed on its own merit and assessed against how well it meets eligibility, training fit and return on investment (both for applicant and the Province).

Businesses primarily involved in wholesale, retail, and accommodations and food services are excluded.

Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible to receive 100% reimbursement for $5,000-$10,000 applications. Applicants must contribute 50% for applications greater than $10,000. Medium and large businesses with more than 50 employees must submit applications greater than $10,000 and contribute 50% to receive 50% reimbursement.

If an eligible employer is receiving other federal or provincial government funding related to workforce support (referred to herein as “other government workforce funding”, which may include for example: payroll rebate, wage subsidies, labour market attachment funding,) the maximum training funding under WIPSI will be 50% of the eligible training costs (see section 4) less all other government workforce funding. All other government workforce funding must be declared on the application form.

WIPSI website: https://novascotia.ca/programs/workplace-innovation-productivity-skills-incentive/

WIPSI guidelines: http://novascotia.ca/programs/workplace-innovation-productivity-skills-incentive/WIPSI-Guidelines.pdf

Apply online; https://accesstobusiness.snsmr.gov.ns.ca/a2b_web/portal/home.jsf

Nunavut:

http://gov.nu.ca/family-services/information/canada-nunavut-job-grant-cnjg#Eligibleemployers  

Employers are eligible for the CNJG if they meet the following criteria. Employers must:

  • be registered in and local to Nunavut;
  • have a position available for the designated trainee to advance in to after training;
  • can contribute at least one-third of the total eligible training expenses (small employers may contribute one-sixth in wages/wage replacement).

Training may be delivered in a variety of settings providing it is delivered by an institution recognized by the CNJG program, including universities, community colleges, career colleges, trade union training centers and other approved accredited institutions.

Trainees must be employed with the eligible employer for CNJG and require further training to increase their job advancement opportunities. Expected employment outcomes for trainees could be a new position, a promotion and/or increased pay within the organization. Trainees may receive a grant one time only.

Application: http://gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/eform_cd_cnjg_applications_eng_0.pdf

Ontario:

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Funding:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Additional flexibility is available for small employers. Employers with 50 or fewer employees are required to contribute a minimum one-third towards the training costs of each individual participating in training funded through the grant. A minimum of one-half of their one-third contribution must be in cash and applied towards eligible training costs.
  • The remainder of the employer's contribution can be made in-kind through wages paid to the individual while they are participating in training. For employers applying for multiple grants, a minimum one-third contribution must be made for each participating individual (i.e., an employer cannot contribute more than one-third for some individuals and less than one-third for others).

Criteria:

  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.
  • be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • be applying for training that is delivered in Ontario and is related to a job that is also located in Ontario
  • comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act
  • maintain appropriate Workplace Safety and Insurance Board or private workplace safety insurance coverage
  • have adequate third-party general liability insurance, as advised by its insurance broker
  • comply with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards.
  • Private trainers must be operating in compliance with the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Application form: https://www.eoss.tcu.gov.on.ca/COJG_Online/home.htm?lang=en

Prince Edward Island:

Canada PEI Job Grant - Through SkillsPEI

Funding: Governments’ contribution is for two-thirds of the eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per training participant, per fiscal year. The employer pays a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs.

Criteria:

To be approved we will need:

  • Completed Canada Job Grant Employer application form;
    • Brief outline of the company’s products or services and the plan, if any, for future growth;
    • Detailed proposal outlining the training objectives, activities, duration and expected results;
    • Detailed project budget which demonstrates your financial contribution;
    • Name and details of the proposed training provider;

Application form: http://skillspei.com/uploads/Applications/English/Canada%20Job%20Grant%20-%20Application%20Final_2_fillable.pdf

Contact: Joanne Brown: 902-368-6528, jmbrown@gov.pe.ca

Saskatchewan:

http://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/hire-train-and-manage-employees/apply-for-the-canada-saskatchewan-job-grant

Through the program, the employer contributes one-third of the training cost, and federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds. Training must be provided by an eligible third-party training institution. 

Eligibility: Private and not-for-profit sector employers are eligible. Publicly funded organizations such as health regions, post-secondary training institutions, public libraries, municipalities and school divisions are not eligible under the program.

Training: Training is flexible. Employers choose the training program and mode of delivery that will meet their needs under the following requirements:

  • Must be delivered by a third party not affiliated with the employer applicant;
  • Must be a minimum of 24 hours in length and completed within a 52 week period;
  • Must result in a credential (record of completion, certificate, grade, etc.); and
  • Must not replace an employer’s existing investment in training

Interested employers can use the Eligibility Checklist self-assessment tool to determine eligibility. http://publications.gov.sk.ca/documents/310/93337-CSJG%20Eligibility%20Checklist%20Dec2015.pdf

Forward the checklist to your local Labour Market Services (LMS) office. http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/jobs-working-and-training/find-the-labour-market-services-office-near-you

LMS staff will contact you to assist with the completion of the application, and you can proceed with training upon notification of approval.

Yukon:

Eligible recipients include individual employers and organizations acting on behalf of employers (e.g. employer consortia, union halls, industry associations and training coordinators), in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

A successful Canada-Yukon Job Grant application must identify the following: 1. Employer Information, including: a. Organization legal name; b. Yukon Government vendor ID; c. Economic sector of business; d. Contact information. 2. The employer contribution to training. See section entitled “Budget” for the limits that apply to the employer contribution. 3. A specific participant to be trained, including: a. Name and Social Insurance Number; b. Contact information; c. Employment status (employed, under-employed, unemployed); d. If employed, the participant’s current job title & National Occupational Classification (NOC); e. If unemployed, the participant’s last job title & National Occupational Classification (NOC). 4. Training information, including: a. Name of training; b. Start date and end date; c. Description of proposed training; d. Training method (e.g., in class, on-line, at worksite); e. Name of training institution; f. Location of the third-party trainer/ institution; g. Cost details from the third-party trainer or training institution. 5. Employment Results a. Employment results (new hire, promotion, increased capability for current job); b. Resulting job title & National Occupational Classification (NOC); c. Description of proposed training.

The government-funded Canada-Yukon Job Grant portion for each training participant will be the lesser of: two-thirds of the actual costs of the training, OR $10,000. The employer contribution will be a minimum of one-third of the actual costs of training. Employers with less than 50 employees may use participant’s wages, or replacement wages, to account for up to 50% of the required one-third employer contribution

The successful applicant will sign a Transfer Payment Agreement with Yukon Education. The Agreement outlines the project details and activities, the budget as negotiated and agreed upon by both parties, the planned reporting periods and payments, the number of expected beneficiaries and the general terms and conditions.

Employers are required to complete the Activity Report detailing the outcome of the training and the employment results (including, but not limited to, hours worked, hourly wages, National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes pre- and post-training, credentials earned, pre- and post-training status, etc.), plus any narrative you wish to provide. The Activity Report template is available at: http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/employers/cjf.html

Funds will be disbursed in two payments. The first payment (90%) is made on signing. The final 10% is paid on completion of the activity report.

Contact: 1-800-661-0408, local 5131.

http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/cjf.html
http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/pdf/training_and_work_experience/CJGguide.pdf

Application Forms: http://www.gov.yk.ca/forms/forms/0000/yg6290_e.pdf
http://www.gov.yk.ca/forms/forms/0000/yg6289_e.pdf

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