Hosted by Startup Calgary
Do you have a rapidly scaling business that is looking to hire within the next year?
Join us for this lunch and learn to find out how you can leverage grants to hire and create jobs you didn’t know you could afford.
This introductory level session will highlight the eligibility requirements and application process for three unique programs available to Alberta companies.
11:30 am - Arrive, eat lunch & network
11:55 am - Presentation kick-off by Startup Calgary & Calgary Economic Development
12:00 pm - Presentation by Canada-Alberta Job Grant
12:15 pm - Presentation by Digital Skills for Youth Program
12:30 pm - Presentation by Mitacs
12:45 pm - Q&A
1:00 pm - Wrap-up & optional networking
Canada-Alberta Job Grant presented by Karen Blackmur, Workforce Consultant for Alberta Labour, Employer Supports Branch
Employers can apply on behalf of their employee(s) for eligible training costs. Employers are eligible to for reimbursement of two-thirds the cost of employee training, up to $10,000 per trainee. Unemployed trainees are eligible for full training reimbursement, up to $15,000 per trainee. Travel assistance may also be available.
Learn more at https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx
Digital Skills for Youth Program (DS4Y) presented by Devika Pandey, Program Coordinator, Digital Skills for Youth Program
If you have less than 100 employees, your organization may be eligible to participate in Digital Skills for Youth, an Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada initiative, providing small businesses with wage subsidies up to $10,500. UCalgary is delivering the DS4Y program across the Prairie Provinces with 80 placements currently available.
Learn more at https://www.ucalgary.ca/careers/ds4y
Mitacs presented by Angelo Nwigwe, Business Development Coordinator
Mitacs connects companies and non for profit organizations with academic researchers for innovative research projects. They support collaborations with all academic disciplines and sectors and provide matching funding to help organizations leverage their research budgets.
Learn more at: https://www.mitacs.ca/en