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Financing programs for recruitment and employability in the construction industry

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On-the-job training and learning

Retirement-age workers

Immigrant persons

Women in construction

First Nations

People with impaired mobility

Employability programs

  • Apprenticeships Program 

    ​Career Launcher
    You can receive $5,000 to hire a first-year apprentice and $5,000 more for an equity-deserving apprentice, in one of the 39 Red Seal trades.

  • ESDC — Apprenticeship Service Program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Employers can receive a $5,000 cash incentive to hire first-year apprentices in 39 Red Seal Trades, and an additional $5,000 if the apprentice is from an underrepresented group.

  • Employment integration — Wage subsidies 

    Emploi Québec
    Hire someone on income security or employment insurance to qualify for a wage subsidy of up to 30 weeks for private sector businesses and longer periods for social enterprises.

  • Employment stabilization 

    Emploi Québec
    Get up to $5,000 to cover up to 50% of wages for staff whose jobs have been stabilized, when you find ways to extend the working season.

  • Job Bank 

    Service Canada
    Post jobs in the Job Bank and find qualified candidates to fill positions.

  • Recruitment assistance from Emploi-Québec (in French only)

    ​Emploi Québec
    Access programs and services to support you in your recruitment efforts and help you find that special someone.

  • Work-Sharing program 

    ​Employment and social Development Canada
    If your employees are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, and your business is suffering a downturn, you can apply for a work-sharing agreement. The agreement would allow your employees to work a temporarily reduced work week while receiving EI benefits.

Human resources

  • Creation of a human resources department 

    Emploi Québec
    If your business is expanding, get money to cover up to 50% of the costs of hiring an HRM professional to analyze your company's needs and help you set up a human resources department.

  • ESDC — Apprenticeship Service Program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Employers can receive a $5,000 cash incentive to hire first-year apprentices in 39 Red Seal Trades, and an additional $5,000 if the apprentice is from an underrepresented group.

  • Human resources management support 

    Emploi Québec
    Get expertise on human resources management, including an assessment, coaching, consultation, and management support.

Other programs

You can also consult all the financing programs as well as the support programs and services available for companies in the construction sector.

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