Funding: Union Training and Innovation Program: Investments in Training Equipment Stream – Overview

From Employment and Social Development Canada

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Deadline: September 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

The Government of Canada is currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance from the Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP) for projects under the Investments in Training Equipment Stream.

Please note that Quebec organizations are not eligible to apply for funding. Discussions with the Government of Quebec are underway to develop an approach that takes into account the unique features of Quebec’s apprenticeship system.

1. Overview

Note: It is recommended that you read the following guide in its entirety before you start completing your application. This guide contains important details on the information and supporting documentation ESDC requires to assess your application.

We also suggest that you print or save a copy of this guide, in order to refer to it once this Call for Proposals (CFP) is closed. After September 5, 2017 this guide will no longer be available online.

This is a competitive process and not all applications submitted under this CFP will be selected, as funding is limited and subject to ESDC’s yearly budget considerations and allocation of funds by Parliament.

The Government of Canada reserves the right to accept an application for funding in whole or in part and give consideration to factors such as geographic coverage and official languages requirements.

Purpose of this Guide

The purpose of this guide is to assist you in completing the funding application. This guide will provide critical information regarding this CFP, indicate how best to respond to the questions in the application form, and provide a checklist of the supporting documents you will need to submit. An early review of the checklist is suggested to ensure completeness of your application in the required timelines.

Information regarding this CFP:

  • Objective of the Union Training and Innovation Program
  • Objective of the Investments in Training Equipment Stream
  • Expected Results

If you have enquiries about this CFP process, please send them to the following address: Enquiries will be answered between July 24 and August 22, 2017.

Objective of the Union Training and Innovation Program

The objective of the UTIP is to strengthen trainingFootnote 1 in the trades to better support a skilled, inclusive, certified and productive trades workforce. The UTIP CFP has two streams of funding: Stream One (this Guide) is aimed at Investments in Training Equipment, and Stream Two is aimed at Innovation in Apprenticeship.

Note: Organizations can submit a maximum of one application per stream under this CFP. If an organization would like to apply to both Stream One and Two, they will need to submit two separate Application for Funding forms and be clear on each form which stream they are applying to. In addition, each application must involve distinct activities, costs, and expected results.

Objective of the Investments in Training Equipment Stream

The Investments in Training Equipment Stream has the following specific objectives:

  • increase investment in training equipment and materialsFootnote 2 for higher quality training, leading to a more skilled and productive trades workforce; and
  • improve the participation and success of key groups in trades training and careers (e.g., women, Indigenous people, newcomers, persons with disabilities).

Expected Results

Through the purchase of equipment and/or materials for the purpose of training in a Red Seal trade, project proposals must contribute to the following UTIP program expected results (outcomes):

  • Individuals have the improved skills to succeed in the trades;
  • Individuals (including women and Indigenous people) progress through apprenticeship training;
  • Individuals experience improved labour market outcomes in the Red Seal TradesFootnote 3; and
  • Enhanced engagement of apprenticeship stakeholders and partners.
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