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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Canada-Manitoba Job Grant (CMJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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[2017 Ontario Budget] What Will Your Business Get?

As you may have heard, last week the Ontario Government announced its budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Let me highlight the most important commitments and how they impact provincial government funding programs for businesses. Should you have any questions on any of the programs or want to check whether your business is eligible, simply respond to this email or fill out the eligibility check form.
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A Grant Writing Mentor Works

With over 20,000 hours of grant writing experience, Igor Chigrin, a grant writing mentor, works with your business to help the owners and executives find and select the right government grants and loans. Then the mentor works with your small to medium-sized business to help you write an application for a government grant, submit it and get government funding. Headquartered in Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada, the grant writing mentor works with the clients coast-to-coast. Get Started

[Joint Open House] Visit Equipment Distibutors on Apr 25-26, 2017

Let me share with you some information about upcoming events.

On April 25-26 from 9 am to 6 pm (next week) you will have a great opportunity to attend a 12th Annual Joint Open House Event in Mississauga and Oakville, Ontario, organized for you by 4 equipment distributors. You’ll be able to compare newest technology from 16 premier builders in the most productive format and see over 60 CNC machines in action.

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[Now up to 15K] How Skills Training Funding Changed This Fiscal Year

As we recently announced, the Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG) program, the funding program for skills training, has been extended. However, the program rules changed a little bit. We summarized the changes for you below. The changes are effective April 1, 2017.

Canada-British Columbia Job Grant (Canada-B.C. Job Grant)

Amount: up to $15,000 per trainee

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Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee up to a maximum of $300,000 per applicant

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Now Hiring? Get Funding!

Happy New Government Fiscal Year! 

As we mentioned in our last message about the new budget, hiring youth is a priority for the Canadian Government this fiscal year starting April 1, 2017. There are many hiring and wage subsidy programs available now, but there will be more within next few weeks.

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Budget 2017. What’s in it for you?

Last week the Federal Government announced the budget for the upcoming fiscal year starting April 1, 2017. From the government funding perspective the budget is focused on three key areas: youth, skills, and innovation. Below you’ll find the main announcements in those key areas that we’ve highlighted for you.

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[Audio Interview] ERP, Job Estimating & Job Information Management

With this message, we’re opening our Manufacturing Excellence Series of interviews with the subject matter experts that will cover various interesting topics for manufacturers.

In today’s issue, Igor Chigrin will interview Shawn Coultice from Shoptech Industrial Software. We will talk about job estimating and job information management. Also, we will try to demystify enterprise resource planning (ERP).

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How to Avoid a Job Estimating Disaster and Manage the Jobs So They’re Actually Done On Time?

March 10, 2017

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

Today, we’ll discuss how to avoid a disaster in job estimating and job information management and demystify enterprise resource planning ERP.

As you may know, ERP helps businesses manage the workflow, resources and work efficiently and by the way, there are Canadian government grants that pay for ERP systems and ERP training.

So today, I am excited to have Shawn Coultice, a Branch Manager from Shoptech Industrial Software on this call. Hi Shawn, thank you for coming.

or continue reading the transcript or watch the video below.

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[Save the dates] March 9 – SMART Green Event, March 23 – Aerospace Event

Today March 8th is the International Women’s Day! Let’s congratulate all the women we work, collaborate, spend life with by saying some kind words to them.

Now let’s go to the upcoming events.
Tomorrow, March 09 you’re invited to the SMART Green Event for manufacturers that will be held in Markham (the GTA) from 8.30 to 10.30 to learn more about the SMART Green Program Funding.

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[Deadline] March 31 is the Deadline for Some Funding Programs

I just wanted to remind you that March 31, 2017 is the deadline for some funding programs you or your friends, clients or partners may be interested in. Please read carefully the information about the programs below and let us know if you would like to apply. We still have time to write your applications. But you need to act quickly!

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[Equipment Purchase] 3 questions about SMART Green Program you asked

It’s been a slow start of the new SMART Green Program for purchasing equipment (50% of its cost up to $200,000). It was launched in October 2016, yet the program has not approved any major application. The reason is not only in the complex application process that requires engineering pre-assessment, but also in certain misconceptions about the program. Let me demystify the program in short Q&A below. Get Started

[Get Inspired] Latest Investments in Ontario-based Businesses

Yes, many Canadian companies do get Government financing on a regular basis. Here are some recent examples of those who got Government contributions, including the client we worked with 🙂 

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Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)

Amount: $1,500,000 in grant plus $5,000,000 in non-interest repayable loan

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[Invitation] SMART Programs Info Sessions (Equipment Funding)

Let me invite you to the information sessions on the SMART Programs that will take place at different locations across Ontario from February to June 2017.

As you may know, the SMART Green Program is open to small- and medium-sized manufacturers throughout Ontario with a minimum of 10 full time employees. To be eligible, the applying facility’s GHG emissions must be under 25,000 tonnes per year and it must not be participating in or have not opted into Ontario’s Cap & Trade Program. SMART Green provides assistance in the form of non-repayable grants of 50 per cent of eligible costs up to $200,000.

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[New Catalog 2017] Current & Upcoming Government Funding Programs

I won’t be long today. Just decided to provide you with a 2017 version of the Government Funding Catalog including current and upcoming programs and their details. Once you get the catalog, please read and discuss it with your colleagues as you can use some of the funding for your upcoming projects.

[Extended] Summer Student Grant

Great news! The deadline for the applications for the Canada Summer Jobs Program has been extended. The deadline is now February 3, 2017.

I know some of you were interested in this program last week. Now you have the second chance to apply for this funding.

Just to let you know this program provides $5.70 per each hour each approved summer worker will work for you ($11.40 for non-profit sector). Summer workers must be under 30 years old, and your company must employ less than 50 employees to qualify. Get Started

Only 36 hours left… and it’ll be gone for next 11 months

Just over 36 hours left until the application deadline for Canada Summer Jobs program. The applications must be submitted by 23:59:59 on January 20, 2017.

The program provides $5.70 per each hour each approved summer worker will work for you($11.40 for non-profit sector). Summer workers must be under 30 years old, and your company must employ less than 50 employees to qualify.

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3 Important Deadlines!

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays went well and actually have three important deadlines to share with you.

1. Canada Summer Jobs program is open for applications until January 20, 2017. Yes, there are only 10 calendar days left to submit your application. To make sure that you don’t miss the boat this year respond to this email and we will guide you through next steps. This program runs across Canada and pays 50% of the provincial minimum wage for each hour the summer worker works for you. 

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Happy Holidays from Fair Grant Writing

The holidays are a time of reflection, offering us a brief moment to honour what matters most to us — our families, our friends and you.

Your ideas, feedback and stories inspire our team every day, and we’re incredibly humbled to play a small part in helping you achieve your mission.

[Open Now] Canada Summer Jobs is Back

This is very surprising, but the Federal government re-launched the Canada Summer Jobs Program a couple of days ago, just in the middle of the holiday season probably to make a holiday gift for all of us I guess 🙂 Usually this program is launched in January-February.

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Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit

Amount: $15,000

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Youth Job Connection

Amount: average $2,000

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Share Your 2017 Business Goals & Get 2017 Funding Catalog

wish-listWith the new year 2017 approaching quickly, it is time to plan the next year out. Do you have a wish list of projects such as skills training, equipment purchasing, trade shows, software, hiring and business expansion?

If so, share them with us and not only we’ll send you a customized list of applicable government funding programs, but also will provide you with the new 2017 Catalog of Canadian Government Funding Programs!

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Facing Skills Shortage? Here’s What The Government Offers

Lack of availability of the skilled and qualified labour was among top business challenges identified by the CME (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters) in a recent study. There is obviously no single way to overcome that challenge but both federal and provincial governments have several programs to assist with finding the right employee or training the one with right attitudes. Please make sure you take notice of the following programs:

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[Last Chance] Job Grant for Employees’ Training

hurry-up1As you may know the Government funding program Canada Job Grant allows your business provide training for your employees. It was introduced a couple of years ago and it’s still among the most popular funding programs.

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