The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or level, up to two levels, for a lifetime maximum amount of $2,000 per person, available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the designated Red Seal trade.

An apprentice can receive up to two Apprenticeship Incentive Grants (a lifetime maximum of $2,000 per person). You can apply for the AIG after completing your first and second years/levels (or equivalent). Proof of progression for both technical and on-the-job training is January 1 to December 31, 2018. Deadline for submitting the AIG is June 30th 2019.

 

Program Objectives:

  • increase access to apprenticeships in the Red Seal trades by helping apprentices cover expenses such as the purchase of tools and other materials required for learning on-the-job and travel expenses associated with classroom training;
  • encourage progression through the technical and on-the-job training requirements in the early years of their apprenticeship program, building momentum toward certification; and
  • promote interprovincial mobility by increasing the number of apprentices who remain in the Red Seal trades and get their Red Seal

 

Who Qualifies:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • High school students are not eligible
  • Registered apprentices with employer/or training trust fund/or union training centre/or joint apprenticeship training committee, and the apprenticeship authority
  • In the Red Seal trade program that is designated as such in the province or territory where registered as an apprentice
  • Can show supporting documents that prove successful completion of the first or second year/level

 

Other grants available:

 

Evidently, there are several sources of funding offered for training. For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

 

You may also email us at info@evamax.com or call 1-877-711-7733.

 

 

 

As an employer, you are in the best position to identify the skills your business needs or areas where you are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills. The value of a highly skilled workforce cannot be overstated by Canadian businesses.

The Canadian federal government and provincial governments are helping this issue and spurring workforce development by creating government incentive programs to promote and subsidize training for employees. Programs vary in focus, from formal third-party training, to internal training and apprenticeship training. Training improves more than just an individual’s skill set.

Businesses that invest in it will observe improved morale, employee retention, and employee engagement. By promoting and offering training opportunities to its employees, a business can set itself up to stay competitive, minimize turnover, and encourage strategic thinking.

The following grants may be applicable to your business:

Canada Jobs Grant (CJG)

The Canada Job Grant offers funding toward the cost of training provided by eligible third-party trainers. The total cost of training will be shared between the Government of Canada and employers.

Active until 2019/20, there is approximately $163 million available in grant funds. The Government of Canada could provide two-thirds of the cost of training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. Employers will be required to contribute the remaining one-third of the training costs. Intake periods vary depending on province in which company is applying.

 

Other grants available:

 

Evidently, there are several sources of funding offered for training. For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

 

You may also email us at info@evamax.com or call 1-877-711-7733.

 

 

 

 

The partnership between the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA), the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) supports the auto parts sector in adopting industry leading software, hardware and/or provide training to improve processes and increase the competitiveness of the industry in Ontario. Intake period is accepting applications as of now until November 28, 2018.

Who Qualifies:

Automotive Suppliers

  • Small and medium sized Ontario-based enterprises (firms with either fewer than 500 employees globally or global revenues of less than $1 billion)
  • Larger firms are eligible, but must partner with at least one Ontario-based small and medium-sized enterprise
  • At least 50 per cent of the firm’s total sales revenue must come from auto supply sector

 

Eligible Project: Stream 2 – Mentorship Pilot Program:

  • Eligible projects must focus on operational efficiency and competitiveness improvements. Adoption of advanced IT technologies may be included as part of the project overall scope.

 

  • Stream 2 will provide grants to Ontario-based small and medium-sized auto parts supplier firms that conduct projects to improve operational efficiency and competitiveness through the organizational adoption of lean manufacturing practices.

 

  • The mentors will be automotive industry experts with background and expertise in lean manufacturing process efficiency to assist suppliers with specific business development needs.  They will be identified in collaboration between the Applicant Company and APMA, and matched based on project outcomes and overall company goals.

 

  • The services provided by the mentor will qualify as an eligible cost for selected projects. OCE will contract with a company and reimburse up to 50 per cent of the total eligible project costs, or up to $100,000 per project, whichever is lower, with the company funding the remainder with matching cash contributions.

 

Other grants available:

 

Evidently, there are several sources of funding offered for training. For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

 

You may also email us at info@evamax.com or call 1-877-711-7733.

 

 

 

YLA supports training related to the adoption of innovative processes, procedures and tools that ultimately lead to business growth (especially export growth) and global competitive position.

Yves Landry AIME (Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence) typically receives annual funding in the mid-winter of each year. Recent annual funding amounts average $4.85 million. YLA is only accepting statements of interest as of now and the application will open shortly after.

 

Who Qualifies:

  • Manufacturers producing tangible goods for sale in Ontario and elsewhere
  • 10-1000 full-time employees in FedDev Region
  • 10-500 full-time employees in FedNor Region
  • At least 3 years of operation in Ontario with at least 3 years solid financial footing (this will be verified through provision of financial statements with application)
  • Training related to jobs located in Ontario

 

Eligible Activities:

Objective 1

Training that will support the adaptation of new technology, new processes or procedures or a change within the company to support innovation. This objective must clearly be linked to innovations leading to growth or competitiveness including expanding into new domestic or international markets.

Objective 2

Training that will support and develop Highly Skilled Personnel in any area that leads to innovation. This can include the development of new engineering skills, training in the use of new software, hardware or other tools necessary to support innovation; retraining to embrace new technologies, new manufacturing methods, or any other business area that will make a manufacturing company more competitive in the global marketplace.

Other grants available:

 

Evidently, there are several sources of funding offered for training. For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

 

You may also email us at info@evamax.com or call 1-877-711-7733.

 

 

 

The Canadian Government offers the Youth Employment Strategy program to help young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) obtain career information, develop skills, find jobs and stay employed. Through federal departments and agencies, among others, the Youth Employment Strategy assists employers in hiring young Canadians.

The NRC (IRAP) provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with financial assistance to hire young talent under this Youth Employment Strategy Program. This program also facilitates the transition of highly skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market.

Funding Type:

SMEs will receive a financial contribution geared towards supporting a portion of the salary costs of a youth candidate, who will work on technical opportunities within the firm and on non-technical but technology-related projects.

Who Qualifies?

IRAP provides firms with funding under two different Youth programs: the Youth Employment Program (YEP) and the Youth Employment Program – Green (Youth-Green) program.

Firms

To be eligible for financial assistance under either of IRAP’s Youth programs, your small and medium-sized enterprise must:

  • be incorporated and for-profit;
  • have 500 or less full-time equivalents; and
  • be ready to enhance their innovation capacity, and willing to establish a trusting relationship with IRAP

Youth Employment Program

Graduate Eligibility:

  • Between 15 – 30 years of age (inclusive)
  • A post-secondary graduate
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • A first-time participant in a Youth Employment Strategy work experience program targeted at post-secondary graduates
  • Internships are available anywhere in Canada and must last a minimum of six months, and a maximum of twelve months

Youth-Green

Youth Eligibility:

  • Between 15 – 30 years of age (inclusive)
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • A first-time participant in a Youth Employment Strategy work experience program targeted at youth
  • Internships are available anywhere in Canada and must last for a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months

Green Criteria:

  • To be considered “Green,” one of the following criteria is required:
    • Does the nature of your business align with green economy sectors or industries?
    • Is the Youth internship expected to produce an environmental benefit?

Eligible Activities:

  • research and development, engineering, and multimedia;
  • development of new products and processes;
  • market analysis for a new technology-based product;
  • business development related to science and technology activities; and
  • improvement of customer services, etc.

To learn more or to see if you qualify for these programs, Contact us now or call us at 1-877-711-7733

 

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On the 19th day of September this year, Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Partnering Forum made it possible for more than 250 leaders from technology and automotive sector and small-medium businesses to meet and do future collaborations.  The said event was hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and was held at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre.

It was organized for the main purpose of leveraging the competence of the automotive sector in Ontario.  Thus, it has opened more opportunities for the delegates to widen their network and partner up with other business owners. It will also create more quality jobs for the people of Ontario.

Aside from that, it gave the delegates the chance to learn about the Autonomous Vehicle R&D Partnership Fund, a program supported by the Government of Ontario. The Autonomous Vehicle R&D Partnership Fund supports collaborative, industry-led projects related to the research, development, and demonstration of connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technologies.

Related: Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program

During the forum, the following were also discussed:

  • The challenges and other issues faced by the auto sector.
  • The opportunities within the space and innovations in the world of C/AV technology.
  • They also emphasized the regional tools and services available to the C/AV community that includes AVIN Regional Technology Development Sites (RTDS) and Demonstration Zone.

The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Partnering Forum allowed newer ideas to be heard and be implemented with the help of Autonomous Vehicle R&D Partnership Fund.

 

Sourcewww.avinhub.ca

 

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