Applicant guide for the Investments in Training Equipment Stream – Union Training and Innovation Program

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Part 1: Organization

A. Organization identification

Question 1: Legal name

What is your organization’s legal name? The legal name is usually:

Question 2: Operating (common) name (if different from legal name)

What is the operating (or common) name of your organization (if it differs from the legal name)?

Question 3: Business or registration number

What is your 15-digit CRA business number? For registered charities and not-for-profit organizations, what is your registration number? (For example, 123456789 RR 0001).

You can find your CRA business number on tax-related documents or written communications from the CRA.

For more information, please visit the CRA website.

If you do not have a:

You must provide one of following documents:

If incorporated:

If not incorporated:

Question 4: Organization type

Your answer to this question must be “Not-for-Profit Sector”.


Organizations in the Province of Québec cannot apply for this funding. The Government of Canada has partnered with the Government of Québec. Together they have implemented a program that accounts for the unique features of Québec’s apprenticeship system.

Question 5: Organization category

Tell us which category applies to you:

Organizations managing training funds for Red Seal trades (see Glossary) workers must answer this question with “Associations of Workers and/or Employers”, for example:

Question 6: Year established

When was your organization established?

Questions 7 to 11: Organization address

What is the address of your organization? Give a complete address in a format recognized by Canada Post. Look at the Canada Post website for information.

Questions 12 to 14: Telephone, and email

What is your organization’s telephone number and email address?

Questions 15 to 19: Mailing address (if different from organization address)

What is the mailing address of your organization (if it differs from your organization’s address)?

Questions 20 and 21: Telephone (if different from organization address)

What are your organization’s telephone number (if the mailing address differs from your organization’s address)?

Question 22: Organization’s mandate

What are your organization’s main activities, including your mission and objectives?

B. Organization contact

Question 23: First name and last name

Who is the main contact person for the proposed project?

Question 24: Position title

What is the title of the contact person named in question 23?

For example:

Question 25: Preferred language of communication

What language would your contact person prefer to use in writing and speaking?

Question 26: Organization contact (Address)

Does the address of your contact person differ from the organization address or the organization mailing address in Section A?

Questions 27 to 31: Contact address

If you answered “yes” in question 26, what is the address of your contact person?

Questions 32 and 33: Telephone

What are the telephone number of your contact person?

Question 34: Email address

What is the email address of your contact person? We will send all communications to this address.

Question 35 to 46: Secondary contact

If we cannot reach the main contact, who else can we contact? Provide the full name, telephone number we can reach during business hours and email address.

C. Organizational capacity

Question 47: How many employees does your organization currently have?

Not applicable for this Call for proposals.

Question 48: Has your organization undergone any important transformations in the past 2 years?

Not applicable for this Call for proposals.

Question 49: Describe how your organization has the experience and expertise to carry out the proposed project activities?

Not applicable for this Call for proposals.

Questions 50 and 51: Does your organization owe any amount to the Government of Canada?

If ‘Yes’, complete the fields for each amount owing. We will not reject your application for this reason. However, you must provide detail as to the type of debt and the arrangements you have for repayment.

Part 2: Project

A. Project identification

Question 52: Project title

Give a short title that describes your project.

Questions 53 and 54: Planned project start and end dates?

When do you plan to start and end your project?

Projects cannot exceed 36 months.

Buy equipment and/or materials (see Glossary) in the first year. The following 2 years will be for the reporting on basic information to evaluate your project.

We expect that the project will start in winter 2022.

You can only start your project activities after we have approved your project and signed a funding agreement. We can only pay for activities that start once a funding agreement is signed.

B. Project description

Question 55: Project Objectives (must clearly link to the program objectives)

Clearly describe how your project will help you address the need for trades training equipment and/or materials to meet industry standards or investments in new technology for the apprentices and/or non-registered apprentices in Red Seal trades.

Here are some examples of equipment and/or materials that you can buy:


Training equipment and materials must meet industry standards on the job site. Used equipment is not eligible, but refurbished equipment that aligns with industry standards is eligible.

We will give priorities to projects that:

Question 56: Project activities (give clear steps for each one)

Project activities are the steps that will be taken to meet the project objectives that you identified in your answer to Question 55.

Your answer to this question must include the following details:

Please use the following example to show how activities are planned for the full duration of your proposed project.

Activity timelines:

Eligible activities and costs include:

Question 57: Expected results of the project

Tell us how this funding will improve access to training for apprentices and/or non-registered apprentices in the Red Seal trades.

Question 58: Does the project include indicators to measure results?

Your answer to this question must be “yes”.

You must describe how you plan to gather, measure and report on results achieved by the project.

If we select your project for funding, you will be required to provide information about the results of your project, including:

We will use it to evaluate your project over 2 years following the purchase of your training equipment and/or materials.

Question 59: Does this proposed project fit with your organization’s other activities?

Not applicable for this Call for proposals.

Question 60: Will any of the project activities take place somewhere other than where your organization is located?

If “yes”, give the main address first and then add other addresses.

If you have more than 5 locations, please continue your answer in Appendix A.

Question 61: Will your project benefit or involve people in English or French language minority communities?

We commit to enhance the vitality of the English and French linguistic minorities in Canada. We support and assist their development and foster the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society. Official language minority communities are English-speaking communities established within the province of Québec and French-speaking communities established outside the province of Québec.

Answering “No” to this question will not invalidate your application.

If your proposed project involves official language minority communities, you should answer “yes” to this question. Complete the question following the instructions in the application form.

Find more information about official language minority communities

Question 62: Will any other organizations, networks or partners be involved in carrying out the project?

Not applicable for this Call for proposals.

Question 63: Does the project address the program’s national, regional or local priorities? 

Not applicable for this Call for proposals.

Question 64: Does your project include activities that are listed in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s (CEAA) Regulations Designating Physical Activities established under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012? 

Not applicable for this Call for proposals.

Part 3: Funding

A. Anticipated sources of funding

You must have a cash contributions equal to or more than 50% of the total cost of your project. This must come from sources other than ESDC.

We will accept contributions equal to or more than 30%, in cases involving:

Please check the glossary for the definition of each of the barriers listed above. In Annex A of the application form, you must demonstrate that you face any of these challenges.

If we select your project, we will ask you to submit a letter confirming the cash contribution from a source other than us. That letter will need to confirm that the cash contribution will be available when you will begin the project.

If we accept your application, the combined contributions from federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments must be equal to or less than 100% of eligible costs.

Question 65: Source name

If you are receiving contributions from other sources, tell us the names of all the organizations that will contribute funds and/or in-kind contributions to this project.

Question 66: Source type

Tell us what type of organization is providing the cash contribution from the following options:

Question 67: Cash contributions

Tell us how much cash contributions you will receive.

Question 68: In-kind contributions

Not applicable for this funding process.

Question 69: Confirmed cash and in-kind

Tell us if the cash contributions are confirmed. In-kind contribution is not applicable for this funding process.

B. Budget

List each activity and its associated cost in your Application form (PDF Format) and Budget detail template (PDF Format). The amounts must be the same in both documents. Your costs must be reasonable and support your project activities.

Note that you will need to send us one quote for the purchase of the equipment and/or materials with your application.

Enter your costs like the following examples:

Question 70: Cost category

Use the Budget detail template (PDF Format).

We can only pay you back for eligible costs. Eligible costs must directly relate to your project activities.

Here are some examples of eligible expenditures:

The ineligible costs are any other costs, such as:

As stated in Question 56, include costs related to the reporting of the result of your project. The amount should be no more than $3,900 for the duration of your project. If we select your project for funding, we will review this amount with you.

Questions 71 to 73: Planned spending ($) (ESDC /Other, Cash/Other, In-kind)

Give the total planned spending from all sources, including us. The amounts should align with those that you put in section A. Anticipated sources of funding of your Application for funding.

“Other” means a cash or in-kind contribution from other sources other than us.

C. Budget details

Question 74: Associated businesses or individuals

Check all statements that apply to your planned spending of the funding from us.

In carrying out the project, you may need contractors or third parties (outside providers) to carry out part of the project activities, such as reporting.

“Associated businesses or individuals” means:

Question 75: Capital assets: Will capital assets be among your planned expenditures with ESDC funding?

Not applicable for this funding process.

Question 76: Further budget details

Give us a breakdown of your total costs per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31), by project activity and cost category. List all activities and cost categories.

As an example, this could be the breakdown for a 3-year project with $120,000 in eligible costs:

Part 4: Attestation

To be considered eligible, an official representative must attest that they:

To do this, the official representative must provide their name, title and the date.

As this is an attestation, no signature is required.

Appendix A

Tell us if you require an exception to the level of contribution to be eligible. You may receive it if you face any of these challenges:

Use this section to add information to previous sections of the application, and specify the question number.

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