Funding and Grants
The Canada Job Grant program was initiated in 2014 to help employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. This flexible program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions.
The Canada Job Grant offers funding toward the cost of training provided by eligible third-party trainers, including the Sound Wellness Institute, the provider of the Emergent WorkForce™ program. The total cost of training will be shared between the Government of Canada and employers.
The Government of Canada could provide two-thirds of the cost of training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per employee. Employers will be required to contribute the remaining one-third of the training costs.
Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees may also benefit from flexible arrangements, such as the potential to count wages as part of their employer contribution.
Important!: The following are general guidelines only. As the program is jointly sponsored with the provinces, each jurisdiction has its own guidelines, and application process.
Who can apply?
Any business in the private sector, including corporations, private businesses, and not-for-profit organizations, with a plan to train Canadians is eligible to apply. Note that the public-sector may not apply for grants.
What is covered?
The Canada Job Grant may be used to support the following training costs:
- tuition fees or fees charged by training providers.
- textbooks, software and other required materials.
- examination fees.
Who is not eligible for training
The following persons are not eligible trainees:
- Participants who are immediate family of the employer.
- Company owners (such as shareholders of a corporation) and any member of the employer’s board or council.
- Temporary Foreign Workers, or anyone temporarily working in Canada.
- Any person who will not be employed by the employer once the training is completed.
- Any person who is not living in the province co-sponsoring the program.
How does the Canada Job Grant program work?
Once you decide to purchase the Emergent WorkForce™ program, it is important that the following steps are completed to obtain a grant.
- Decide how many employees you will be sending to the program, and advise us of that number. You will also need to determine which employees you will be sending.
- The Sound Wellness Institute will invoice you for the training. The invoice will be broken down by eligible training costs, and ineligible costs (lunches and breaks which are not covered by the grant). Do not pay this invoice yet.
- Apply for the grant. Each province has its own application process – some are on line, some are hard copy applications. You will need to attach a copy of the invoice, the curriculum, fee structure, and some personal information about the employees attending. While we can assist you with the application, the Sound Wellness Institute cannot apply on your behalf, as we do not want to be privy to any personal information about your employees.
The approval process can take up to a month to complete.
- Once approval is received, please pay the invoice that we submitted to you. The program must be paid in full before you receive any grant payments.
- Once payment has cleared our bank, the Sound Wellness Institute submits proof of payment to the Job Grant program. They will then issue a cheque for ⅓ of the eligible expenses.
- Once training is complete, each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Sound Wellness Institute will forward a copy of each certificate to the Job Grant program. Certificates will be compared to the employee list that you submitted to them with the application, and the remaining ⅓ payment will be made, adjusted for employees who do not complete the training.
If you are unfamiliar with the Federal-Provincial Job Grant programs, here are some useful links:
the Canada-B.C. Job Grant: Click here.
the Canada-Alberta Job Grant: Click here.
the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant: Click here.
the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant: Click here.
the Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Click here.
the Canada-Nova Scotia Job Fund Agreement: Click here.
the Canada-PEI Job Grant: Click here.
the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant: Click here.
the Canada-Yukon Job Fund: Click here.
the Canada-Nunavut Job Grant: Click here.
Still have questions?
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