Through public funding, the government’s main objective is to diversify and strengthen the economy by encouraging businesses to pursue innovation, expansion and new markets, while creating jobs. However, in order to execute growth initiatives, companies need to ensure they have qualified workers with the proper skills. As such, there are various funding programs that encourage hiring staff in specific regions and fields of expertise or retraining employees on newly purchased machinery, a new product line or a different manufacturing process.
Below are some project activities that could be eligible for HR and training related funding:
- Hiring young Canadians to pursue careers in skilled trades
- Hiring recent graduates in the fields of science, technical or engineering
- Training new apprentices in all trade professions
- Hiring and training staff in industries where there is a high demand for skilled workers