Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon)
08/18/17 4:00 PM
Grants to Yukon individuals, nonprofits, businesses, groups of businesses, and collectives for training and workforce development within the tourism industry. The purpose of this fund is to respond to current workforce needs in order to promote a competitive industry.
Training may be short, formal courses and workshops, distance education training via the internet, job shadowing and coaching, mentoring, informal apprenticeships and internships, or a combination of these, and other training opportunities to be determined eligible on a case by case basis by the review committee.
Funding is available for skills development training at all levels and is divided into three funding streams:
1) Entry-level skill development;
2) Seasonal employment training and (re)certification; and
3) Professional skills enhancement and development – both employer and employee.
-Fund short-term training which will advance and enhance Yukon independent tourism workers/employers, groups, and collectives of workers’ capacity to obtain or create employment, reduce staff turnover, attract and keep committed staff.
-Increase the skill base and availability of supervisor trainees, professionals, and managers, as well as entrepreneurs and business owners and tourism operators.
-Increase destination competitiveness through a strong commitment to human resources base.
Expected Results of Funding:
-To increase the number of people with the skills necessary to obtain work in tourism sectors;
-To attract and retain tourism workers through providing them with funding assistance to access training opportunities critical for job satisfaction and labor market competitiveness;
-To provide human resources which enable Yukon to develop its tourism resources professionally and at a world class level;
-To support training which increases opportunities for Yukon tourism workers to obtain employment and diversify their income in tourism sectors especially locally, but also nationally and internationally;
-To develop capacity and long-term sustainability in tourism sectors, providing Yukon tourism employers with an employable workforce trained to meet their needs;
-To enhance the current capacity of tourism industry professionals, such as supervisors and supervisor trainees, managers, and other professionals, tourism business owners and operators.
-Registration or tuition for the course (Individuals)
-Instructors’ wages and travel expenses (Groups)
-Certain travel expenses
-Consumable materials, printing, textbooks, and supplementary materials as required
-Rental of facilities for instructional purposes
-Disability-related supports (attendant care, note takers, sign language interpreters)
-Advertising costs (Groups)
GrantWatch ID#: 177795
The funding limit is $3,000 (Canadian Funds) for individuals per year.
The funding limit is $5,000 (Canadian Funds) for business, groups of businesses, not-for-profit association, collective, or organization applicants per year.
Individual Applicants may be any of the following: Individuals, including those aspiring to work in the tourism sector, full time employees, and students, as well as seasonal workers and Yukon tourism industry professionals already engaged in the tourism industry
Individual applicants must be Yukon residents, including new and returning residents, who are Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrant/Permanent Residents.
-Permanent employees of the municipal, territorial, federal or First Nations governments
Eligible Group applicants include businesses, groups of businesses, collectives, not-for-profit associations, or organizations that are currently engaged in the work of the tourism sector or wish to supply training or education applicable to the tourism sector.
A Group applicant must be a business, group of businesses, collective, not-for-profit association or organization operating in the Yukon.
Ineligible Group Applicants:
-Businesses, collectives, not-for-profit associations, or organizations that do not operate in the Yukon;
-Permanent employees, offices, or groups of the municipal, territorial, federal or First Nations governments.
-Rental cars and related expenses
-Student union fees or union dues
-Miscellaneous expenses outside of food and lodging
-School supplies such as paper, pens, binder, etc.
-The costs associated with attending an education/training event produced by a group or business that has received funding by the Yukon Tourism Training Fund
-The costs associated with orientation to employer procedures and practices or other training usually conducted in the course of an employer's business
-School supplies such as paper, pens, binder, etc.
-The purchases of equipment or software
The fund will not pay for attendance at conferences, conventions, symposiums, or Annual General Meetings. Applications for outside training will not be funded if equal training opportunities exist locally or if the review committee deems community benefit in trying to coordinate the training in the Yukon.
The YTTF is not intended for board development, training of government employees, funding individual groups to acquire non-technical skills unrelated to increasing capacity in the tourism industry, funding for post secondary education (except as specified above), nor for the administration/co-ordination of institutions, organizations, or projects and programs.
The fund will only cover eligible costs and only up to a maximum of 75%.
The next deadline is August 18th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please submit all application documents to:
Yukon Tourism Training Fund Administrator
Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon
#3-1109 First Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5G4