Workplace Skills Enhancement Program (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Newfoundland and Labrador

Applies to States or Provinces Newfoundland and Labrador
Name Workplace Skills Enhancement Program (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Training/Technical Assistance, Workforce development
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-05

Information Source


The Workplace Skills Enhancement Program (WSEP) helps businesses in strategic sectors train employees to improve productivity and/or global competitiveness.

Eligible applicants are businesses in strategic sectors including corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, co-operatives, social enterprises and business networks. It may also include not-for-profit organizations on behalf of businesses. Strategic sectors include:

• Advanced Technologies • Aerospace • Agri-foods, Food and beverage • Aquaculture • biotechnology and life sciences • energy • environmental industries • Forest Products • Manufacturing • Marine and ocean Technology • Mineral resources, natural stone • Tourism and cultural industries

The program may provide: • A non-repayable contribution for skills development of existing employees for up to 75% of eligible costs to an average of $10,000 per employee. This may include advanced skills training, technical skill development, on-the-job training, workplace-specific skills upgrading or industry-recognized certification. Eligible participants include relatively low-skilled employees, in particular those who do not have the certification(s) or skills required to meet the operational needs of the employer.

• A non-repayable contribution of up to $5,000 for an initiative that strengthens human resource planning and development capacity among businesses and partners in an economic zone. This may include industry needs assessments, sectoral training plans and labour market or human resource workshops and information sessions. Regional and provincial initiatives may also be eligible.

Policy Contact

Department Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development
Division Local Offices