get up to $15 Million in Grant Funding to Empower Sustainable Sectors

Dedicated to promoting sustainability and economic growth, this initiative presents a diverse range of opportunities for organizations to lead training projects that make a real impact. The Sustainable Jobs Training Fund is committed to backing projects that provide accessible training to workers, allowing them to enhance their skills or acquire new ones tailored for a low-carbon economy.

Funding INformation

The Sustainable Jobs Training Fund 
  1. Total Allocation: Up to $99.1 million from 2024 to 2028.
  2. Project Funding Range: Each project can receive funding ranging from $8 million to $15 million.

To ensure impactful investment within key sectors, the fund will prioritize projects that:

  1. Ensure balanced representation across priority areas
  2. Align with federal economic and climate priorities
  3. Target critical sectors and occupations required for the low-carbon economy
  4. Maximize geographic coverage nationwide
  5. Increase participation of Indigenous Peoples and equity-deserving groups
  6. Support bilingual training initiatives
  7. Scale up successful existing initiatives
Eligibility Criteria

Organizations eligible to apply for funding include:

  1. Not-for-profit organizations
  2. For-profit organizations
  3. Indigenous organizations, encompassing band councils, tribal councils, self-government entities
  4. Provincial or territorial governments, including institutions, agencies, and Crown corporations

Eligible Projects

The Sustainable Jobs Training Fund aims to support projects that offer free or low-cost training to workers, enabling them to upgrade or acquire new skills tailored for the low-carbon economy. These projects will focus on one of the following priorities:

  1. Low-carbon energy and carbon management: Training in sectors such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydrogen, and carbon management, fostering skills development for a net-zero future.
  2. Green buildings and retrofits: Equipping a workforce to build and retrofit homes and buildings for reduced energy consumption and low-carbon performance, including installation of HVAC equipment, energy-efficient components, and renewable energy systems.
  3. Electric vehicle maintenance and charging infrastructure: Training to support Canada's transition to electric vehicles, emphasizing repair and maintenance of EVs, along with the development of charging infrastructure.

Projects seeking funding must meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated partnerships or capacity to establish partnerships with employers, unions, training institutions, and other stakeholders.
  2. In-depth knowledge of skills development, training, and labor market issues within the specified priority areas.
  3. Recent experience, within the last 3 years, in delivering initiatives supporting skills and workforce development, including bilingual training programs.
  4. Target a minimum of 1,500 participants, benefiting a variety of employers, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  5. Activities must span across at least 2 provinces/territories.
  6. Convene key stakeholders and forge partnerships to ensure demand-driven training that addresses skills needs.

All proposals must be submitted by March 31, 2028.

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