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

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

The Canada Job Grant in Nova Scotia is called Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI). It has two streams: i) Employer-Sponsored Training; ii) Employment Services and Supports.

Eligibility Criteria: Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI)

Business, industry associations, private sector unions, not-for-profit firms and revenue-generating social enterprises in Nova Scotia that have been in existence for at least one (1) year and have at least $25,000 in wages or owner drawings (demonstrated in required financial information) are considered eligible employers for this program. Employees must be permanently located in Nova Scotia.

Participating employers must have a job available for the trainee upon successful completion of the training. For existing employees, the purpose of training should be to upgrade their skills so they may move up to a better job or meet employer needs in the workplace.

Eligible Costs: Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI)

The following activities may be eligible costs under WIPSI:

  • purchase of training from a formal training institution or qualified training provider
  • registration, tuition or course fees
  • examination fees
  • international training
  • management skills development
  • training leading to certification
  • training that supports workplace diversity
  • other skills development and training based on a valid business case
  • other training-related costs, such as manuals, books, and support materials accommodating for disabilities (e.g., voice recognition software)

You also may be entitled to up to 50% of travel cost to attend training. However, training outside of Nova Scotia will not be supported if the training is readily available within Nova Scotia.

Our Focus:

  • Writing Application for Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive
  • Writing Trainee Registration forms for WIPSI
  • Assisting in Report Writing

Examples of Projects Funded by Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI):

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