Technical Skills Training Stream

This stream supports employers to train current or new employees in technical skills in response to automation and technological advancements, such as new software, technology or machinery.

Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for a complete list of eligibility requirements.     

Applicants must submit their applications through the correct stream. Applications received under a stream that they are not eligible for will be denied. Once submitted, applications cannot be moved from one stream to another. Please review the resource document Choosing the Right Stream? before applying to ensure you choose the correct stream for your application.

Current status:
Intake 1 Open March 11, 2019, 9 am April 1 –
August 31, 2019
Intake 2 Open June 3, 2019, 9 am September 1 –
December 31, 2019
Intake 3 Not Started January 2, 2020, 9 am January 2 –
March 31, 2020
Funding amounts:

Approved applications for training under this stream will receive reimbursement of 80 percent of the eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant. The employer is required to contribute the remaining 20 percent. 

The maximum an employer can receive per fiscal year (April 1st – March 31st) is $300,000 in total government funding.

Participants are NOT to pay for training or any training related expenses. All costs are to be paid for in FULL by the applicant. Receipts must verify this information.

Training supported under this stream:
  • Training to operate a piece of machinery or equipment
  • Training to use a particular software application or program
  • Training needed for the successful adoption of new technological systems
Expected outcomes of training:
  • Participants have the needed skills to respond to technological changes in the workplace
  • Employers are able to train their workforce for technological changes
  • Employers contribute to skills training of their current or new employees
  • Participant has a job (where participant was unemployed prior to training) or better job* at the end of training
*For the purpose of the ETG, “better job” is defined as:
  • Increased job security (i.e. training will ensure the participant can maintain employment)
  • Increase in pay
  • Promotion/advancement to another position
  • Move from part-time to full-time employment or
  • Move from temporary/casual/seasonal employment to permanent employment
  • Increased productivity