Grant Name: Apply for funding for the Skills for Success Program – Research and Innovation Stream





You can apply between January 26, 2022, and March 9, 2022 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Funding decisions will be made by late Fall 2022.


The objective of this Call for Proposals under the Skills for Success (SFS) program is to fund organizations that will help Canadians at all skill levels improve their foundational and transferable skills to better prepare for, get and keep a job, and adapt and succeed at work.

Projects funded under this Call for Proposals will allow the SFS Program to:

  • respond to current skills and labour market issues; and
  • enable the broad adoption and uptake of the Skills for Success Model

Please note that there are 2 funding streams under this Call for Proposals

  • the Training and Tools Stream, and
  • the Research and Innovation Stream

This funding page outlines the eligibility requirements only for the Research and Innovation Stream.

Visit the Training and Tools Stream webpage to find more information on how to apply.

Under the Research and Innovation Stream of this Call for Proposals, projects that will be funded must focus on:

  • conducting research to support the skills development of adults

Eligible organizations under the Research and Innovation Stream can apply for funding of up to $7.5 million per project.

All projects under the Research and Innovation Stream must end by March 31, 2024.


To apply, you must meet all the following eligibility criteria.

Eligible applicants

Your organization must be 1 of the following:

  • Not-for-profit organization
  • For-profit organization (provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, not intended to generate profit, and supports program priorities and objectives)
  • Labour union
  • Research organization, Think tank, Academic Institution
  • Indigenous organization including:
    1. band council
    2. tribal council
    3. self-government entity
  • Provincial and territorial government, institution, agency and Crown Corporation

Eligible projects

Your project must meet all of the following criteria:

  • duration of the project must not exceed March 31, 2024
  • scope of the project must be either national in scope or regional in scope:
    • National in scope, meaning the research will address a labor market issue that is present in multiple jurisdictions (province/territory), including online
    • Regional in scope, meaning that the research will address a labor market issue that is present in one jurisdiction (province/territory) and has the potential to address the same or similar skills and labor market issues in other parts of the country
  • request no more than $7.5 million per project
  • focus on supporting research and innovative projects to identify better ways of helping persons:
    • prepare for, return to or keep employment, and
    • be productive participants in the labor force
  • enable the broad adoption and uptake of the Skills for Success Model by including a dissemination strategy to share project results with organizations and employers

How to Apply?

  1. 1.     Gather your supporting documents and information
    • Completed application form
    • Budget Detail Template
  2. 2.     Decide how to apply
    • Online:  You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt. Once you submit your online application, you will receive a confirmation number. You will also receive a confirmation of receipt by email. This confirmation is the acknowledgement of receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation number, we have not received your application.
    • By Email: You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt by email.
    • By Mail: You will receive a confirmation of receipt by email within 21 calendar days. We will use the email address you provided in your application.

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Contact Information

If you have questions, email us at: We will answer questions sent before March 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time.

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