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Update : 2020-04-24
Employee Training Assistance Program - Québec

The Concerted Action Program for Maintaining Employment (PACME – COVID-19) provides direct assistance to businesses to promote training of employees, in the workplace, online or remotely, in order to upgrade the skills of their workforce and to be ready for economic recovery. Normal business activities must have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether by an interruption, a decline, an increase or a diversification of activities.

This program can be combined with or complemented by all other measures announced by the federal or provincial governments during the period covered.

Projects are accepted until September 30, 2020 or until the $100 million budget envelope is exhausted.

Reimbursement of eligible expenses for business training projects:

  • 100% of expenses of $100,000 or less;
  • 50% of expenses between $100,000 and $500,000.

Eligible expenses are:

  • Reimbursement of salaries up to a maximum of:
    • 25% of the payroll of workers in training (maximum eligible wage of $25/hour), if the business receives Canada's emergency wage subsidy of 75%;
    • 90% of the payroll of workers in training, if the company receives the temporary 10% wage subsidy from Canada;
    • 100% of the wages of the workers in training, if the company does not receive any wage subsidy from the federal government.
  • Reimbursement of up to 100% of training expenses, related costs and costs related to human resources management activities, according to the applicable scales (ex.: professional fees).

For more information on the program and/or to apply.