Palette Skills – Upskill Canada Program

Receive up to 70% of Total Eligible Costs.

The Palette Skills – Upskill Canada Program will support and fund partners in developing short-cycle programs (4 to 16 weeks) that combine specialized technical training, general business training, and interpersonal skills development across key economic sectors.

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Palette Skills – Upskill Canada Program

Amount of Funding

Eligible applicants may access up to 70% of the total eligible costs.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Palette Skills – Upskill Canada Program

Eligible Applicants

Canadian organizations that fall into one of the following categories can apply to receive program funding through Upskill Canada:

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • For-profit organizations (only if they do not generate profits from the proposed program);
  • Organizations involved in the post-secondary education sector;
  • Private colleges and other private training institutions; and
  • Industry associations, and other business/sector associations.

Eligible Delivery Partners can be Training Provider, Industry and Business Associations, or Community Organization

Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Palette Skills – Upskill Canada Program

Eligible Activities

Must have the six core components as identified by the program for a successful upskilling program:

  • Demand-Driven;
  • Rapidly Delivered;
  • Industry-Integrated;
  • Employer-Led;
  • Potential-Focused Recruitment; and
  • Job Placement Support.

Delivery partners can deliver programs in-person or virtually or a hybrid.

Eligible Cost Categories:

  • Labour and Salaries Costs;
  • Sub-Contractors/Consultants Costs;
  • Technological Equipment and Materials Costs;
  • Travel; and
  • Other Costs.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Palette Skills – Upskill Canada Program

Program Deadline

First Application Deadline: May 19th, 2023. The Application re-opens every 8 weeks until all funding has been allocated.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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