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Apply for up to $10,000 per employee for training from the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant

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The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is an employer-driven approach to help develop the skills of new or existing employees to help them meet the requirements of their present job, or to move into a better job. Companies of all sizes can apply for up to $10,000 per employee. When the employer’s one-third contribution is added, there will be a maximum of $15,000 per employee available to help Manitobans enhance their job expertise.

What is the deadline to apply?

Applications are not currently being accepted. The last intake of applications for funding to support training up to March 21, 2021 closed on July 3, 2020.

Please check back regularly for program updates.

What training topics are eligible?

Covid-19 training:

  • How to meet Physical Distancing guidelines in the workplace
  • Implement workplace sanitization procedures
  • Develop & market new products for Covid-19 needs (eg., PPE)
  • Business continuity planning
  • Return to work planning
  • Technology training to support E-Commerce

Non-Covid-19 training:

  • Avoiding layoffs
  • Increasing team work and strengthening leadership skills
  • Export development
  • Implementing new equipment, new products, new technology
  • Increasing productivity, marketing and sales
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Etc.

What is required of the employer?

Participating employers must:

  • Have a job available for the trained employee
  • Contribute at least one-third of the eligible training costs (For companies with 50 employees or less, up to one-half of the employer’s contribution can be ‘in kind’ through wages the employer pays to the employee while they are being trained.)
  • Agree to provide follow-up reports to the government about training costs and results

Employers will be able to:

  • Determine what training is needed
  • Select who will receive training
  • Decide which third-party trainer will deliver the training

Who can be trained?

Training participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Temporary foreign workers are not eligible. Candidates include individuals who are:

  • Unemployed
  • Employed but seeking a better job
  • Employed but want to enhance skills for an existing job

How is the training done? What are the eligible training costs?

Approved third-party trainers include:

  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Private vocational institutions
  • Sector councils or industry associations
  • Union halls

The program may approve other organizations to deliver training. These may be equipment manufacturers, software developers or private trainers.

Training can take place in any setting, including at the workplace, in a classroom or training facility, or online.

Eligible training costs include:

  • Tuition
  • Training provider fees
  • Student fees
  • Textbooks, software and other training materials
  • Examination fees
  • Travel costs for individuals residing in northern and remote communities to attend training events in Manitoba delivered outside their communities or unavailable online

Ready to apply?

Read the Employer Fact Sheet, application instructions and complete the application spreadsheet.

For more information or assistance, contact Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centre's Workforce Development at 1-866-332-5077 or [email protected].

Still have questions?

CFIB Business Counsellors are available to answer CFIB members’ questions. Contact us at [email protected] or 1-888-234-2232.