Through the Canada-Nunavut Job Fund (CNJF) Agreement (the Agreement), the Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut have agreed to support the training of Nunavummiut for new and better jobs. The Agreement encourages employer involvement in this training so that skill development is better aligned to job opportunities.
Under the Canada-Nunavut Job Grant (CNJG), eligible employers can receive funding support if they have new or better positions available for trainees and they can make a contribution to the total eligible training costs for each designated trainee. The maximum government contribution to the grant is $10,000 per trainee.
The CNJG is designed for small employers (50 or fewer employers) and designated Crown Corporations and Inuit Organizations who wish to target training initiatives for trainees from small remote communities.
Employers are eligible for the CNJG if they meet the following criteria. Employers must:
- be registered in and local to Nunavut;
- have a position available for the designated trainee to advance in to after training;
- can contribute at least one-third of the total eligible training expenses (small employers may contribute one-sixth in wages/wage replacement).
Organizations acting on behalf of employers with 50 or fewer employees may apply for the Grant.
Training may be delivered in a variety of settings providing it is delivered by an institution recognized by the CNJG program, including universities, community colleges, career colleges, trade union training centers and other approved accredited institutions.
The intent of this grant is not to subsidize regular operational training. Rather, the intent is to support training that would not have otherwise occurred without the grant opportunity.
Training expenses can include tuition fees or fees charged by training provider; mandatory student fees; textbooks, software and other required materials; and examination fees.
Trainees must be employed with the eligible employer for CNJG and require further training to increase their job advancement opportunities. Expected employment outcomes for trainees could be a new position, a promotion and/or increased pay within the organization. Trainees may receive a grant one time only.