Concerted Actions for Job Retention Program (PACME – COVID-19)

Funding Overview

The program provides direct assistance to companies for their activities in human resources management and skills development of workers, in the workplace, online or remotely, so that they take advantage of the current break to increase skills of their workforce and thus be ready for economic recovery.

Funding Details

This program can be combined with and complements all other measures announced by the federal or provincial government during the period covered. Reimbursement of eligible expenses for business training projects include:

  • 100% of expenses of $100,000 or less;
  • 50% of expenses between $100,000 and $500,000.

Eligible Expenses

  • The wages of workers in training (excluding payroll taxes) for up to $ 25 an hour
  • Professional fees of consultants or trainers for a maximum of $ 150 an hour
  • Indirect costs for trainers (travel, meals, accommodation, etc.)
  • Indirect costs for workers in training (travel, meals, accommodation, etc.)
  • The development, adaptation and purchase of teaching and didactic material
  • The equipment and supplies necessary to carry out the activities
  • Developing and adapting training content
  • The transfer of face-to-face training into online training
  • Registration fees or other fees related to the use of a platform
  • If applicable, the costs related to management and administrative activities (bank charges, equipment, supplies necessary to carry out the activities, etc.) assumed by the delegated body, up to 10% of the eligible costs.


  • Projects are accepted until September 30, 2020 or until the budget envelope of $100 million has been used up.


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