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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.

 

 

 

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

 

Canada Job Training Grants

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Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP)

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Engage Grants provide innovative companies in Canada access to the academic resources available at Canadian universities and colleges.

These grants are intended to motivate companies to form partnerships with the academic community in Canada and support short-term research and development activities aimed at solving a specific problem for the company such as the development of a new product or improvement to an existing process.

 

Funding Type:

Engage Grants provide a maximum grant of $25,000 over a period of six months to support the joint collaboration between the academic institution and the company and offset project costs.

 

Eligible Activities:

  • The project must generate new knowledge or apply existing knowledge in an innovative way to solve a company-specific problem.
  • This problem must relate directly to the company’s products and services.
  • The company must be able to further develop the results after the project is completed.
  • The project must have short-term objectives.

Applications are evaluated mainly against the following criteria:

  • Technical merit
  • Industrial relevance and potential for innovation impact
  • Industrial participation and plan for technology transfer
  • Benefit to Canada

 

The NSERC Engage program reimburses project costs including:

  • Labour
  • Office Supplies up to maximum of $250 per project.
  • Equipment
  • Consulting Fees up to 20% of the funding request.
  • Publication and Conference Expenses

Who can apply?

Once the company has found an academic partner to collaborate with on the project, the application can be made by the University or college researcher on behalf of the company.

To be eligible for the grant, the company must:

  • Operate independently in Canada and produce goods or services, or perform research and development activities;
  • Operating for at least two years or be projected for exceptional growth;
  • Have at least two full-time employees;
  • Have participating staff with relevant expertise;
  • Actively generate revenue from sales or have significant private sector investment; and
  • Have a plan and capacity to exploit the research results within Canada.

 

Deadline:

Applications have an open-intake and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the availability of funding. The company initiates the collaboration process by creating a detailed research proposal to be taken to an academic institution to find a professor with the capabilities to support the project.

Once a match has been made between the school and company, the professor and/or research institution initiates the NSERC Engage grant application. Decisions are typically made within six weeks of submission.

 

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