[New Video & Slides] Government Funding for Hiring and Skills Training


Let me share with you a new video recorded during the workshop conducted for Ontario Society of Professional Engineers in Toronto, Ontario, in September 2017, to a group of engineering firms.

In this video, you’ll get an up-to-date overview of Canadian Government Grants for training and hiring in Ontario, Canada.

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New Updated Catalog of Government Funding Programs

Let me share with you our latest version of the Catalog of Canadian Government Funding Programs for businesses. It included the last changes to the current funding programs as well as the new programs available right now. 

Get the Fall 2017 Catalog here  

Here are some changes included into the last version of the Catalog:
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Join us at RBC Advice Event – October 17 at 6 p.m.

Join us on October 17th (next Tuesday) after business hours at 6 p.m. at the RBC branch in Richmond Hill, ON, to get an overview of the most popular government funding programs & discuss your business financing needs with us and the Royal Bank advisers.

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Thank You for Visiting Us at CMTS. Book “Get Funded” is Now Available

Thank you for visiting our booth at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show during last 4 days and for connecting with me on LinkedIn. Also, thank you for your support of the Book Launch Gala on September 27. 

It was a great time to get to know you and learn about your business goals and upcoming projects. There are available funding programs to support them. Remember, the best time to apply for the government funding is as early as possible, so feel free to contact us to start your application process.

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[Yes!] Foreign Investors Can Now Apply for Canadian Funding

1. We have good news for foreign or Canadian investors who would like to invest in manufacturing or research & technology facilities or establish them anywhere in Canada. Strategic Innovation Fund may be a good opportunity for them to get up to 50% of the amount of their investment from the Federal Government. 

We recently started working with a foreign investor who wants to establish a manufacturing plant in Ontario. Even though they don’t have a Canadian corporation yet, their foreign corporation is eligible to apply for the investment and expansion incentives.

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How to Achieve Operational Excellence and Significantly Reduce Maintenance Costs?

September 18, 2017.

This is Igor Chigrin, а Business Funding Expert from Fair Grant Writing, a Canadian grant writing company. We help businesses grow and solve their most pressing challenges by unlocking the access to the government funding.

Today we’ll discuss how to achieve operational excellence and significantly reduce maintenance costs through adoption of Reliability-Centered Design and Reliability-Centered Maintenance. As you may know, Reliability-Centered Design and Maintenance help asset-intensive companies to achieve and sustain world-class operational excellence. And, by the way, there are Canadian government grants that pay for up to 83% of the training to implement the RCD & RCM program.

So, today I am excited to have Carlo Odoardi on this call. Carlo is a principal at COCO NET Inc., and a Certified RCM2 & RCM3 Practitioner.

[2 weeks countdown] CMTS-2017 & Book Launch Gala

Just a quick reminder to you about the upcoming Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) and our Book Launch Gala on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., during the Job Shop Appreciation Night Reception. 

Join us that evening and get a copy of my book Get Funded! How to Find the Money to Successfully Grow Your Business and Solve its Most Pressing Challenges signed. 
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[Got Funded!] Success of Our Clients. Join Us!

With today’s newsletter, we decided to start sharing with you our clients’ recent success stories. 

For the last 5 years of our work as a grant writing firm, we have been accumulating a great number of successful stories that inspire us to continue helping Canadian businesses get financing for their business projects. 
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[Join Us] Complimentary Pass to CMTS & Invitation to Book Launch on Sept. 27

Let me remind you that you still have a chance to get a free pass to the  Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), taking place in Mississauga on September 25-28, 2017.

We offer you a complimentary Exhibit Hall Pass of a $50 value here by entering a promo code – 15810957.

[Employing Canadian Reservists?] Get Funding When They Are On The Mission

It is a great honour for me to inform you about the special funding opportunity to help you hire and retain Canadian Reservists.   

Employers are compensated for operational losses when reservists take time away from work to serve on military operations.
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[Business Plan] Make It Work!

Let’s talk about business plans today. Not only they help you understand your goals and how to achieve them, but also help you apply for funding by simply reusing the information you already have in your business plan. It’s important to clearly define the scope of all aspects of the business or project – from the mission, to target customers, to finances, and beyond. Get Started

[CMTS-2017] Your Promo Code Enclosed – $50 Value

It’s July only, but time flies fast. The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS-2017) that will take place in Mississauga, Ontario, September 25-28, 2017, is approaching. 

If you’re interested in attending Canada’s national stage for manufacturing technologies, best practices, and industry connections, then we have good news for you.

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What is Lean and How to Implement It?

Transcript of the interview with Bill Neeve, President of Cycle Time Management, recorded in July 2017.

Igor: Hello, this is Igor Chigrin, a Business Funding Expert from Fair Grant Writing, an Ontario-based grant writing company, dedicated to helping businesses grow and solve their most pressing challenges by unlocking the access to the government funding.

Today, we’ll discuss how to avoid issues and achieve operational excellence and significantly reduce the cost through the adoption of a lean-thinking approach. Lean thinking helps businesses reduce waste, time and resources required to make the products or perform the services and there are Canadian government grants that pay for lean consulting and lean training to implement lean thinking.

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[Breaking News] This New Government Funding Program is Really Huge!

Having more than 5-year experience in the grant writing business I thought there’s nothing that could surprise me. Yet the recent announcement of the new Federal Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) has blown my mind.

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

Amount: up to 50% of eligible costs

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[Book Announcement] Book ‘Get Funded’ is ready for you!

Let me share with you a secret I have worked on for several years. We are publishing a book – Get Funded! How to Find the Money to Successfully Grow Your Business and Solve its Most Pressing Challenges.  

Yes, finally the book is ready and to be launched on September 25-28, 2017, during the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS-2017). 
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Happy Canada Day! This program will TRIPLE maximum amount of funding

The SMART Green Program goes through the positive changes that may help your business to qualify. Launched in October 2016, the program was designed to help manufacturers buy equipment that reduces their energy use and greenhouse gas emission. Since then the program didn’t get a lot of traction and did not see many applicants.

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[Invitation & Gift] Manufacturing Solutions Roundtable – June 26, Brampton, ON

Let me invite you to the Manufacturing Solutions Roundtable next Monday on June 26, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM in Brampton, Ontario. This interactive roundtable event  is organized by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Brampton Economic Development and will cover the following topics:

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Your Canada Day Gift Enclosed!

I am very excited about the anniversary of our great country. Our goal is to help Canadian businesses grow and prosper so that our kids can enjoy living in Canada as we do today.

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Export Consulting & Speaking on May 26 – June 8, 2017

Please note that I will be away from the office from May 26, coming back to work on June 9, 2017. 
 
I will spend next week, May 26 – June 02, in the Middle East where I have a short term export consulting engagement with Win Global, my export & import consulting business.

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[Sorry, you’re late] This Type of Training is NO Longer Eligible

There is a good reason why we always suggest our clients apply for the government funding asap. Once in a while, the government changes the rules of the programs. And the changes are “effective immediately”. There is no advance notice.

In the beginning of May, the government of Ontario changed the eligibility rules for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), a popular funding program for skills training. According to the new rules, the following types of training programs are NO longer eligible.

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[You Can] Sell Your Product to the Government of Canada

Would you like to sell your innovative products to the Government of Canada?

 
You may have heard about the government procurement program called the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). It is neither a grant nor a loan but is open for Canadian companies to apply and sell innovative products to the Federal Government. Here are its basic eligibility rules:

Canada‐Northwest Territories Job Grant (CNWTJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Nunavut Job Grant (CNJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Yukon Job Grant (CYJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant (CNLJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-New Brunswick Job Grant (CNBJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Prince Edward Island Job Grant

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (CSJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee up to a maximum of $250,000 per applicant

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Canada-Nova Scotia Job Grant – Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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