Back to All Events

Scaleup Funding Lunch & Learn: Hiring & Job Grants

  • Terrace View Room - Global Business Centre 5th Floor 120 8 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 5P6 Canada (map)

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

Featured Programs:

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

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

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:

Earlier Event: March 25
Business Model Canvas 301
Later Event: April 15
DemoCamp Alberta