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Corporate Training Requirements and Resources for Canada

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

Corporate Training Canada

Businesses in Canada, like the most of the rest of the world, were greatly impacted by COVID-19 in many areas, including employee training and development. The resulting increase in remote employees, combined with the availability of powerful new SaaS-based technologies has shifted Canadian training strategies away from in-person based sessions, in favor of online learning (eLearning).

Corporate Training Requirements in Canada

There are several laws in Canada that pertain to corporate training, particularly with regard to employment and labor regulations.

Employment Standards

Each province and territory in Canada has its own Employment Standards legislation that outlines the minimum standards that employers must adhere to in terms of employee rights and entitlements. This legislation may cover issues such as minimum wage, vacation pay, hours of work, overtime pay, and termination pay.

Workplace Safety

Employers are required to ensure the safety of their employees and provide training on workplace safety. This includes training on how to operate equipment safely, handling hazardous materials, and emergency procedures.

Human Rights

Canada has federal and provincial human rights laws that protect employees from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Employers are required to provide training to employees and supervisors on these laws and their responsibilities.


Employers must adhere to federal and provincial privacy laws that govern the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. This may include providing training on privacy policies and procedures.


Federal and provincial accessibility laws require employers to provide training on accessibility and accommodation for employees with disabilities.

Corporate Training Resources for Businesses in Canada

The Government of Canada offers several resources and programs to support corporate training in Canada. Some of these include:

Canada Job Grant

This program provides funding to employers to help cover the cost of training for their employees. The grant covers up to two-thirds of the cost of training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per employee.

Apprenticeship Grants

The government offers grants and tax credits to employers who hire and train apprentices in designated trades.

Canada Training Credit

This is a refundable tax credit that can be used to cover up to half of the cost of eligible training expenses, up to a maximum of $250 per year.

Labor Market Information

The Government of Canada provides information on labor market trends, including skills shortages and job demand, to help employers make informed decisions about training and hiring.

Skills and Employment Partnerships

The government provides funding to organizations to develop and deliver training programs that meet the needs of employers and job seekers in specific industries or regions.

Workplace Skills Strategy

This program provides funding to support training initiatives that help workers develop essential skills, such as digital literacy, teamwork, and problem-solving.

About LMS Portals

At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.

The system includes an embedded course authoring tool that enables most anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily.

We offer a complete library of ready-made corporate training courses. So you can build your own courses, utilize our off-the-shelf library, or some combination of the two.

If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program.

The system also supports Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for online coaching and social learning.

Together, these platform capabilities provide our Canadian clients and partners with a powerful solution for online corporate training.

Contact us today to get started or visit our Partner Program pages

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