Hiring & Training Funding

Hiring & Training Grant, Loan, and Funding Programs Mentor Works Can Write for Your Business.

A business is only as strong as its team. If you are planning on expanding or developing your workforce, there are Canadian government grants for small business recruitment activities to ensure they have qualified workers and the requisite skills and capabilities to support ongoing and future business plans. Funding programs can help organizations hire or retrain staff, improve their effectiveness and train their staff in new areas such as advanced technologies or operational processes.

Mentor Works team of Canadian government grant & loan application writers have an average success rate of 86% across all government funding programs and provide our clients with an average of 95% time savings. Speak with a member of our team to find out what programs your business may be eligible for by calling us at 1-888-599-3111 or visiting our Get Funding Help page.

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Funding Programs Region Funding Activity Description Learn More Show on Site? Tags
Canada Job Grant (CJG) Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • Designed to reduce the costs of providing third-party skills training to new and existing employees
  • Up to 50-100% of eligible costs covered in most provinces
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, northern ontario,
Canada Summer Jobs Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • Support for employers providing supervised career-related work experience for youth employees
  • Up to 50% of employee minimum hourly rate; Non-profits can receive grants up to 100% of minimum wage plus Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs); Amount is capped at a max $300K per employer/province or territory. Maximum 40 hours/week/employee can be included.
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, northern ontario,
Industry Commercialization Associates Program Alberta Hiring & Training Research & Development
  • Supports hiring an associate to perform technical commercialization activities
  • Level 1 – Up to $52,500 annual stipend. Level 2 – Up to $75,000 annual stipend. Level 3 – Up to $105,000 annual stipend. Additional Expense Allowance of $7,000 annually.
Yes
Industry R&D Associates Program Alberta Hiring & Training Research & Development
  • Supports hiring an associate to perform technical research and development activities
  • Level 1 – Up to $52,500 annual stipend. Level 2 – Up to $67,500 annual stipend. Additional Expense Allowance of $7,000 annually.
Yes
Mitacs Accelerate Canada-wide Hiring & Training Research & Development
  • Pairs businesses with Masters, PhD and PDF interns to overcome innovation challenges
  • Matching funds from Mitacs up to $7,500 per 4-6 month internship unit
Yes
NOHFC People & Talent Program Ontario Hiring & Training
  • Designed to attract, retain, and develop Northern Ontario’s workforce by creating and sustaining new and existing jobs
  • Receive up to 90% of an Indigenous person's salary of up to $52.5k a year, and up to 90% of other eligible applicants for up to $35k a year
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario,
Ontario Manufacturing Training Program (OMTP) Ontario Hiring & Training
  • Supports two types of eligible training activities for southern Ontario manufacturers impacted by COVID-19
  • Provides non-repayable contributions to a maximum $100,000 towards eligible expenses
Yes covid-19, northern ontario, training,
Skills Catalyst Fund Ontario Hiring & Training
  • Supports Ontario consortiums in the development and implementation of innovative workforce development projects that test new and emerging ideas and approaches to labour market challenges
  • Up to 80% of eligible training expenses to a maximum $500,000
Yes northern ontario,
Youth Employment Program (IRAP) Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • Designed to assist funding of hiring young Canadian post-secondary graduates
  • Provides up to $30,000 per graduate (up to two) for a period of 6 to 12 months
Yes university, college, collaboarative, northern ontario,
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Mentor Works hosts a variety of events geared towards hiring & training grants and other key topics that are prime candidates for government funding support, including:

  • Reduce Employee Training Costs by up to 83%
  • Hire and Mentor a Recent Post-Secondary Graduate
  • Access University Researchers and Provide Internships
  • Manufacturing-Specific Training Grants

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Hiring Resources for Canadian Employers

Hiring employees can help your business grow to new heights. Regardless of the scale of your hiring efforts, increasing your workforce can lead to significant benefits to organizations profitability and agility. As more employers experience skills shortages on their team, developing and instating an “always hiring” mindset can help your business continuously attract top talent.

What types of employees are you seeking? Find resources to support your upcoming hiring projects by choosing one of the following options:

Hiring Summer Students

Summer students are a great source of temporary labour. Positions typically last for six to 16 weeks and are meant to provide the youth hire with valuable job experiences. These types of roles often provide hires with an hourly wage, of which government funding offsets a portion of those employment costs. Explore the following resources to develop a strategic plan for hiring summer students:

Hiring Student Interns

Student interns can become a powerful part of your business’ talent acquisition and development strategy. As businesses struggle to find experienced workers, many are realizing the potential that lies behind offering internships. Not only can it be a great value and help your company complete projects, but your interns can develop a deep understanding of your business and be able to add more value to it once they’ve graduated. Explore the following resources to develop a strategic plan for hiring student interns:

Hiring Recent Graduates

Recent graduates that are highly motivated to start their careers are an excellent source of talent. Having graduated from a college or university program, these candidates already possess top skills while also having significant growth potential. Companies can strategically reach out to these types of candidates through job fairs, social media, and job boards targeted towards recent grads. Explore the following resources to develop a strategic plan for hiring recent graduates:

Hiring Seasoned Professionals

Seasoned professionals have the skills and experience needed to take your business to the next level. Having build a solid track record of performance, these employees can draw on past positions and experiences to lead and help organizations succeed. Although Canadian government funding is generally limited when it comes to hiring adults, attracting and retaining these candidates can help your business significantly. Explore the following resources to develop a strategic plan for hiring seasoned professionals:

Training Resources for Canadian Employers

Training employees can help your business grow and retain top talent. By investing in the continued growth of your employees, your business can become more productive, skilled, and better able to respond to opportunities and challenges. It also helps employees’ professional development and sense of belonging, which leads to better retention and less time onboarding new employees.

What types of training will your business invest in? Find resources to support your upcoming training projects by choosing one of the following options:

Operations (Soft Skills) Training

Sales, marketing, and other operations training programs can help optimize your team’s performance and enable your business to drive its competitiveness to new heights. Frequent training aimed at these disciplines can give employees across your organization the tools they need to excel and feel empowered. Fortunately, Canadian government funding programs are flexible enough to support this type of training. Explore the resources below to learn more about where soft skills training can improve your organization’s success:

Software Training

Advanced software systems have the potential to transform Canadian businesses into lean, intelligent machines capable of competing with globally-recognized firms. Using technology to assist employees and improve productivity can have immediate and sustained benefits for your organization, including enabling employees to complete better quality work in less time. With software systems are constantly being improved to enhance user capabilities, frequent training is necessary to ensure your team is getting full value from its software investments. Fortunately, Canadian government grants support many types of software training. Explore the resources below to learn more about where software training can improve your organization’s success:

Leadership Training

Without great leadership, companies lack the direction and drive needed to succeed. Leadership training should be extended to senior roles within your business, but it can also be provided to junior roles with the plan of developing them into tomorrow’s leaders. Government funding programs routinely support employee leadership training, therefore businesses should consider finding a training provider that aligns to their management style and tap into incentives to cover training costs. Explore the resources below to focus your leadership training efforts:

Manufacturing Skills Training

Advanced software systems have the potential to transform Canadian businesses into lean, intelligent machines capable of competing with globally-recognized firms. Using technology to assist employees and improve productivity can have immediate and sustained benefits for your organization, including enabling employees to complete better quality work in less time. With software systems are constantly being improved to enhance user capabilities, frequent training is necessary to ensure your team is getting full value from its software investments. Fortunately, Canadian government grants support many types of software training. Explore the resources below to learn more about where software training can improve your organization’s success:

Project Management Training

Training employees on project management skills can have wide-reaching benefits for your organization. This area is typically comprised of many areas of business success, including finance, operations, software, and risk management. Developing employees with these broad skillsets can help transition employees to managers, and help management better understand and lead their organizations.  Explore the resources below to learn more about where project management training can improve your organization’s success:

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You can utilize our grant writing services if your Canadian business is:

  • Incorporated For 3+ Years
  • 15+ Payroll Employees
  • Positive Net Income