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Our clients often ask us about training programs that offer funding or grants. Canadian government funding programs can support small businesses, large corporations, non-profits and post-secondary research institutions. Let’s look at the Canada-wide training programs available.
Here’s the Process for Canadian Government Grant, Loan, and Funding Programs
The key to accessing these programs is knowing which ones provide the best fit for your organization and upcoming projects. Here’s how to go about it
- Find the best experts or trainers to help you with your project
- Validate if the training activities performed will be eligible with local authorities
- Determine if a province-specific support program is available on top of the Canada-wide options.
Prepare a bid with a clear training plan
Clearly define your training approach to be eligible
In-company training is not necessarily eligible training. It is very important to get the right information from each organization. Programs are subject to changes that are beyond our control.
Canada-Wide Funding Programs
Canada Job Grant (CJG)
This tuition grant is here to help new employees learn the skills that are useful in their day-to-day jobs. You can get up to 50-100% of eligible costs covered in most Canadian provinces.
Canada Summer Jobs
- Support for employers providing supervised career-related work experience for youth employees
- Amount is capped at a max $300K per employer/province or territory
- Up to 50% of employee minimum hourly rate
- Maximum 40 hours/week/employee can be included.
- Non-profits can receive grants up to 100% of minimum wage plus Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs)
Youth Employment Program (IRAP)
Designed to assist funding of hiring young Canadian post-secondary graduates, the IRAP provides up to $30,000 per graduate (up to 2 graduates) for a period of 6 to 12 months
MFOR: a Québec program
Your employee skills development activities are supported by Emploi Québec through the Manpower Training Measure. If you do not have an employer training service, you can still organize a training activity to maintain your team's employment. To learn more, here is the official documentation.
The 1% law (law 90)
Law 90 is for companies with a payroll of $2,000,000+. If this is your case, you must devote at least 1% of this payroll to the realization of training activities aimed at developing the skills of their personnel. Our training is eligible for Bill 90 because we are an organization accredited by the CPMT.
Grant from the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program
The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program (AEP) provides entrepreneurs and business owners of Aboriginal descent with access to capital and business opportunities in Canada. We strongly support these government efforts. Eligible businesses are led by individuals belonging to the Quebec Aboriginal Alliance or First Nations:
What is the hourly rate of a certified trainer?
Our rate for training is $200/hour+tx. A 3-hour training session is therefore charged at $450+tx for the training sessions we offer in our catalog. For customized training, you will have to add preparation fees.
Here is what should be in a service offer:
- Steps and deliverables (expected results)
- Summary/Table with milestones, deliverables, timelines, cost per milestone, total cost and duration of the mandate.
- Responsibilities of the company and responsibilities of the consultant/firm
- General conditions or other conditions if applicable
Application Package: Forms may be changed by the government without notice. We can provide them to you upon request, pre-filled with our service offer and your customized training plan.
Consultant Information :
- Consultant's name
- Telephone number
- Consultant's company name and number
You need to provide information on file that will be analyzed for a project grant:
A grant application (you can combine all your trainings) in order to explain the context, the need for training, the objectives, the consequences on the company if the training is not done, in short, develop a small argument to justify the need for training - if the information is found in the service offer write "see service offer"
For each of the trainings:
External trainer's service offer (including training plan) or proof of enrollment in an online course or educational institution (attach a course description) or a training plan if in-house training -
Participants and trainers information: Name, first name, job title, hourly wage, number of hours planned for the participants and trainers. One grid per training.
A written document specifying the percentage received by the federal government.
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To obtain reimbursement:
Proof of registration or participation or attendance records, payroll that confirms wages were paid, invoices from trainers and eligible training fees. For reimbursement of wages, the company must provide written documentation of the percentage they receive from the federal government.
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