Training for both current and future job positions are eligible. A participant may seek funding to upgrade current skills or to request training for a future job. In either case, the employer must have a guaranteed job available to the participant once the training is complete.
Participants must be at least 15 years old, and:
• Unemployed and seeking training to obtain a job; or
• Employed, but underemployed and seeking training for a Better Job; or
• Employed, but seeking training for a Better Job.
Participants must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Protected Persons (as designated under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) entitled to work in Canada.
Participants who are immediate family members of the employer are not eligible.
Participants cannot repeat the same or substantially the same training previously approved under the Grant.
Participants cannot be enrolled in another federally or provincially funded training program at the same time.
Where an employer has identified an Employment Insurance (EI) or Employment Assistance in receipt of Income Assistance (IA) recipient as a participant, the EI or IA recipient must obtain prior approval before starting training.