Technical Training Stream

This stream supports employers to train current or new employees in technical skills in response to technological advancements.

Please refer to the Technical Training Stream Eligibility Criteria for a complete list of eligibility requirements for this stream.

Funding Amounts

Under the Technical Training Stream, employers may receive 80 percent of eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year. The employer is required to contribute the remaining 20 percent.

Employers are eligible to receive up to $300,000 per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). All costs are to be paid for in full by the employer. Before reimbursements are made, receipts will be used to verify that participants do not pay for training or any training-related expenses.

Eligible Participants

To be eligible under the Technical Training Stream, at the time of application participants must be unemployed, or employed by the applicant.

To ensure eligibility, participants will need to submit their Participant Information Forms as part of the application. Participants will be required to disclose their employment status and identify their job title before and after training.

Eligible Training

Technical training is defined as:
  • training to develop new skills required to operate machinery, equipment or use software, an application or program. This includes computer programming, or
  • training needed for the successful adoption of new technological systems, including new manufacturing, production and construction methods.
Training cannot be longer than 52 weeks in length. The ETG is not a bursary program and does not fund diploma or degree programs, in full or in part.

Expected Outcomes

The result of the training must be improved job-related skills leading to a job for an unemployed person, or a better job for a current employee. A “better job” is defined as:
  • Increased pay
  • Promotion or advancement to another position
  • Move from part-time to full-time employment
  • Move from temporary/casual/seasonal employment to permanent employment
  • Increased job security (i.e. training will ensure the participant can maintain employment)
Please review the Technical Training Stream Eligibility Criteria for more details before applying. Once submitted, applications cannot be moved from one stream to another.

Intake periods:

Intake 2
No longer accepting applications June 25, 2021 Sep 1, 2021 –
March 31, 2022
Intake 1
Apply now March 22, 2022 April 1, 2022 –
March 31, 2023