Project Description

Fairtax is an industry leader in obtaining government funding in Canada. Our dedicated team of Funding Specialists understands the intricacies of government grant and incentive programs, optimally positioning your organization to secure government funding. We cut through the confusion, uncovering the specific financial resources that allow you to focus on growing through innovation, training employees, and taking your operations to the next level.

Canada-Newfoundland Job Grant

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador (C-NL) Job Grant will provide a financial contribution to employers for employer-sponsored training for existing and new employees. The goal of the program is to increase labour force participation and to help develop the skills necessary to find and keep meaningful and long term employment and to encourage employer involvement in training to ensure that skills are aligned to job opportunities. The program is targeted to private sector and non-profit employers.


Organizations with less than 50 employees: Up to 83% of eligible training costs to a maximum $10,000 per trainee.
Organizations with more than 50 employees:
Up to 66% of eligible training costs to a maximum $10,000 per trainee.
Organizations training an unemployed person: Up to 100% of eligible training costs to a maximum $15,000 per trainee.

Business Eligibility

Employers in the private and non-profit sectors may apply. Eligible employers must:

  • Be incorporated and have a Canada Revenue Agency business number
  • Be in good standing with Registry of Companies
  • Have an office location/base in Newfoundland and Labrador

Trainee Eligibility

  • An existing employee
  • An unemployed participant, hired by the employer no more than 30 business days (six weeks) prior to the training date

Eligible Training

Eligible training shall:

  • Be available to EI and non-EI eligible clients
  • Be 12 months or less in duration (note the intent of the program is not to fund individuals while on layoff status with an employer, rather to support their training while they are employed with the employer)
  • Be online, classroom-based, or workplace-based
  • Lead to an available or better job, or improved employment situation for the individual being trained as outlined in the Letter of Attestation
  • Include a financial contribution from the employer, unless the employer is hiring and training an unemployed participant
  • Be delivered by a provincially recognized third-party training provider. Examples of third party training providers include
    • Public and private post-secondary training institutions.
    • Private trainers approved and operating in compliance with the Department’s Private Training Regulations and Act
    • Product vendors with manufacturer recognized training certifications (e.g., Microsoft Systems, Cisco Systems)
    • Union based training centres.

Please Note: Other industry experts or consultants may be approved to do training as part of the Canada-NL Job Grant program, if it is demonstrated that they are best suited to do the required training, and approved by the Regional Manager or Regional Director. 

Eligible Costs

  • Tuition and other training provider fees
  • Textbooks, software, and other required materials
  • Mandatory student fees
  • Examination fees
  • Travel costs

Please Note: In the event that a small sized business is training an existing employee, a portion of wages or wage replacement may become an eligible expense

Ineligible Costs

  • Travel outside the province, unless in certain exceptional circumstances (refer to Travel Costs)
  • Conferences
  • Training that is delivered by the employer or an employee of the business (e.g., in a mentorship or train-the-trainer arrangement)
  • First-aid training
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training.

Please Note: Wages or wage replacement is not an eligible training expense unless a small sized business is training an existing employee, in which case a portion may become an eligible expense by means of an in-kind contribution.


Not sure if your organization qualifies for Government funding? Contact us today at (905) 822-4474 or fill out the form below to schedule a free assessment.

Find Funding Now

Generate a free report that lists the top 5 current, high probability, programs that your organization may be eligible for.