Resources Investment Fund
Insurance Benefits and Support Measures
is a summary of the various eligibility criteria for the Human
Resources Investment Fund. ISET would strongly advise all potential
applicants obtain updated information from your local Human Resources
Center of Canada or ISET Office before your applications are
prepared for submission.
To assist individuals to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment
or self-employment, resulting in savings to the EI Account.
Aboriginal Bands, organizations. Aboriginal small business and/or
Insured participants are eligible to participate in any Employment
Benefit if they are unemployed and:
·They have established an employment benefit period or
one has ended within the 36 months prior to the date of requesting
·They have established a claim for maternity or parental
benefits within the 60-month prior to the date of requesting
assistance and the individual is now seeking to re-enter the
All unemployed individuals are able to participate under the
Employment Assistance Services.
Wage Subsidies encourage employers to hire individuals who they
would not normally hire in the absence of a subsidy.
Assistance individuals in creating jobs for themselves by offering
income support, advice concerning accessing capital, coaching
and technical assistance while they launch their own business.
(Delivered through Community Futures)
Creation Partnerships (JCP) provides individuals with opportunities
to gain work experience, which leads to on-going employment.
This benefit is designed to meet the needs of `both the eligible
individual and the community.
Purchases is a temporary benefit intended to support the purchase
of training, coordinator purchases & project-based training
activities to help individuals obtain skills, ranging from basic
Assistance Services assist organizations in the provision of
employment services to individuals. The support includes but
is not limited to providing activities such as: diagnostic assistance,
job search skills, group counseling and related activities to
those facing barriers to employment.
Labour Market Partnerships encourage & support employers,
employee and/or employer associations and communities to improve
their capacity for dealing with local human resource requirements
and implementing labour force adjustments for the unemployed
for those facing loss of employment.
Minimum of 6 weeks to a maximum of 52.
contributions will not exceed allowances paid to post secondary
Living expenses of participants during their participation on
a project or activity.
actual cost of Dependent Care or an amount mutually agreed to
with the participant for the care of dependents during participation
on a project or activity.
for Persons with Disabilities is expenses related to the individual
needs of participants with a disability to permit their participation
on the project or activity.
Costs cover all or a portion of tuition fees incurred by participants
and is paid to the participants themselves.
Personal Support and transportation are special additional costs
for participants such as, transportation or temporary accommodation.
wages and employment related costs are contributions paid to
employers to subsidize the wage & benefits (e.g. EI, CPP)
of the worker, with the wages qualifying as insurable earnings.
costs are the actual costs of courses purchased for participants
and are paid to a training institution.
costs may include the following: administrative and other non-participant
staff wages and benefits, licenses, permits, fees for professional
services, disbursements for research or technical studies, disability
needs, bank interest, utilities, materials, supplies, travel,
insurance, rental of premises, leasing or purchasing of equipment,
costs of audits, evaluations & assessments, central administrative
functions in support of agreement activities.
Costs may be provided on a cost-shared basis to the extent that
such costs are essential to the achieving the objectives of the
project or activity, and the activity/project remains cost effective.
the measures and objectives of the Employment and Benefits and/or
an estimate of costs to be incurred;
the results to be achieved;
the source and amounts of any other funds for any of the coordinator's
employers or groups proposed activities.
approval of applications is the responsibility of the Minister
of Human Resources Development Canada who may delegate authority.
for approval or rejection will be acknowledged by written notice.
Coordinators, employers or groups should not hire staff and make
commitments or expenditures until approval is confirmed in writing.
Any expenditure incurred prior to approved start date is not
eligible for reimbursement. Approved applications will become
the subject of a formal contribution agreement between HRDC and
the employer, coordinator or group
PLANNING ON UTILIZING THIS PROGRAM SHOULD KNOW THAT ISETS WILL
NOT PROCESS ANY CONTRACTS UNTIL PARTICIPANTS EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRES
OF CANADA AND WE HAVE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS TO PROCESS ALL CONTRACTUAL
Note: The ISETS Board
of Directors encourage all applicants of their programs to seek
financial resources other than the ISETS funds that are available,
as well as consider employer contribution whenever possible.