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3 Grants to Optimize Payroll Costs in 2017

3 Grants to Optimize Payroll Costs in 2017

Payroll is a consistent cash flow restraint to employers across Canada. Fortunately, business grants are available to minimize these costs.


Did you know that you can hire a recent post-secondary graduate and receive up to 50% of their payroll in government grants? In fact, an additional grant may cover up to 2/3 of third-party training costs for any employee on your payroll.


Hiring Grants for Summer Students in 2017:

  • Covers up to 50% of minimum wage (100% of min. wage for non-profits).
  • Must apply now for internships starting next year. Application Deadline: January 20, 2017.
  • Internships can start from April 17 to July 16, 2017. Must finish by August 26, 2017.
  • Students must be returning to school in the fall of 2017.
  • Can apply for multiple candidates.
  • Open to employees with <50 employees.


Hiring Grants for Post-Secondary Grads in 2017:

  • Covers up to 50% of their payroll to a maximum of $14,000-20,000 over 4-12 months.
  • Applications open each year in Q2 (April-June) for hiring youth college/university grads not already on payroll.
  • Can apply for multiple candidates.
  • Program variants support many industries and position types.


Third-Party Training Grant:

  • Covers up to 66% of future third-party training expenses.
  • Can include multiple employees.
  • A wide variety of training themes are covered including software, certifications, soft skills, and post-secondary courses.


Both hiring programs are first-come, first-serve so it’s important to build a funding plan early on. If you’re interested in grants to support your payroll and training expenses, please contact a Mentor Works Government Funding Planner.


Find Funding Now By Contacting:


Justin Mahler

Business Development Executive

Mentor Works Ltd.

1-888-599-3111 x124





Please be advised that the Mentor Works team will be unavailable from December 24, 2016 to January 2, 2017; however we will plan meetings and timelines accordingly to continue our commitment to our clients’ deadlines and funding requirements.


Chris Casemore

Director of Client Management & Development

Mentor Works Ltd.

Phone: 226-808-0082

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