ESS Course Eligible for Canada Job Grant

Canada Job grant ergonomics training

Did you know that workSMART® Academy’s 5-day Ergonomics Systems Specialist (ESS) course qualifies for the Canada Job Grant? That means you could earn your ESS designation at a significant discount (up to 100% in certain situations) off the regular tuition price when your employer successfully applies to utilize these funds. Your employer may also qualify for reimbursement of travel costs related to the course. Many of our ESS designees have been successful CJG applicants and are happy to discuss the process with you. Get started by visiting and click on your province to read program details complete the application.

The HR Director from a company that recently utilized these funds shares her experience: 

-- HR Director from a successful applicant company

Some key points to remember:

  • Public sector employers are not eligible for the grant funds.
  • You must apply for the CJG prior to paying for the course (at least 30 days in advance).
  • You have 6 months to start the course after you receive approval.
  • You have 30 days from the completion of the course to submit your receipt for reimbursement, along with course completion certificate.
  • Specific rules surrounding the Canada Job Grant vary by province. Be sure to read the documentation on the website carefully.

We will provide you the required documentation (confirmation of dates and classroom hours) to submit with your application. Once it has been approved, you will receive a confirmation number to submit for reimbursement following the course.

Is the ESS course is right for you? If you are in health & safety, HR, or management of an organization looking to implement an ergonomics program from the ground up, this is an ideal course that provides you with the tools and resources to do so. During the 5-day workshop, you will learn how to achieve ergonomics buy-in, hazard ID, risk assessment, risk control strategies, program measurement, and more. You will also have several opportunities to apply your skills in practical exercises. Upon successful completion of the coursework, participants earn the ESS designation. View the full course syllabus here.

Our remaining 2017 ESS courses are October 23-27 in Edmonton or November 27- December 1 in Vancouver. We will have additional offerings in 2018 – sign up for our email newsletter to stay informed of our new course schedule as soon as it is released.

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