Programs/Funding/Tax Credits

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant – “a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person, available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades”.

Apprenticeship Completion Grant – “a taxable cash grant of $2,000 maximum available to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade”.

Connecting Canadians – introduces a program to support high-speed Internet service to rural and remote areas of Canada.

Canadian Heritage Funding and Assistance Programs

 Tax-Free Savings Account – provides a flexible, registered, savings account.

New Building Canada Fund: Small Communities Fund – provides $1 billion for projects in municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents.

Student Grants/Loans – multiple government grants and loans that can help cover educational costs.


Enabling Accessibility Fund – helps cover construction and renovation costs of projects that improve accessibility and safety for Canadians with disabilities.

New Horizons for Seniors Program – provides funding for programs that provide seniors with opportunity to actively participate in their communities.

National Wetland Conservation Fund – provides funding to individuals and organizations for wetland conservation and restoration.

Connect to Innovate – Funding Program for High Speed Internet Now Accepting Applications

January 16, 2017

The Connecting Canadians initiative is being continued through the most recent funding allocation of $500 Million. These funds are available through the “Connect to Innovate” program. The application period closes on April 20, 2017. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. If you have specific questions about applying for funding or about an application, contact Innovation, Science and ...

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REMINDER: Celebrate Canada Funding Application

November 8, 2016

The deadline to apply for Canada Day event funding under the Celebrate Canada program is November 21, 2016. For more information or to fill out the application form, CLICK HERE Here is a GUIDELINE on how to apply.

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Parliamentary Guide Program

October 31, 2016

Looking for a unique job while at university in Ottawa? Why don’t you consider the Parliamentary Guide Program? For information regarding the position, eligibility criteria and application process, go to the Parliamentary Guide Program website. Recruitment is underway! Deadlines for the two application streams are as follows: Applications for the Winter Program are due by ...

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Apply Now: Prime Minister’s Youth Council

August 2, 2016

The Prime Minister’s Youth Council has officially been launched! The Youth Council will include up to 30 young Canadians aged 16-24 who represent the diversity of Canada. Mr. Shipley encourages all young Canadians to apply for this opportunity. Applications are now open at More information on the process and selection can be found here: Youth ...

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Call for Applications: Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy

March 9, 2016

The 20th edition of the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy will be taking place from October 30 to November 4, 2016. Educators are encouraged to visit for program information and details and to apply online. This year’s application deadline is April 30, 2016. For an electronic copy of the brochure, click HERE. For ...

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Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Enhancement

July 31, 2015

Some questions….answered. What does the enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) mean for my family? • The enhanced UCCB will benefit every single family with children under the age of 18 in Canada. • Under these changes, parents will receive $1,920 for each child under 6 and $720 for every child 6 through 17 every ...

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MP Bev Shipley Announces Important Investment through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

July 24, 2015

News Release For immediate Release Harper Government Supports Community Infrastructure in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Strathroy, Ontario—Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Bev Shipley, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), today announced that Lambton-Kent-Middlesex will receive funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The Harper government has approved ...

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