Tourism Training Fund (TTF)

By mmuise

The Tourism Training Fund (TTF) is designed to fund short-term training opportunities for tourism workers to gain new skills or to upgrade skills and assist tourism operators in the NWT to support and encourage a well-trained tourism labour force.

Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of grants with a maximum funding per application of:
- $3,000 for individual applications;
- $6,000 for business or group applications.

Deadline: May (annually)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Individual applicants must:
    a) be NWT residents;
    b) hold a valid NWT Tourism Operator License;
    c) be non-GNWT Visitor Information Centres;
    d) be NWT accommodations sector employers or employees.
  • Group applicants can be:
    a) Businesses, not-for-profit tourism associations or organizations engaged in the tourism sector in the NWT. Formal volunteers (e.g. festival or event) can be considered under group funding.
    b) A group of individuals from various NWT tourism businesses collaborating for training.
    c) Individuals or businesses in the aviation industry are not eligible for this program.
  • There's an equity requirement of 25% and an equity requirement of 50% if training is a “refresher” or a recertification for training that expires after a set period of time.
    Eligible Training
  • Training must be short, formal courses or workshops, less than 12 weeks in duration and not eligible under Employment Insurance (EI) training funding. Courses can be either:
    a) in-person courses or workshops or
    b) distance education such as online courses,
    c) or a combination of in-person and distance education
  • Training outside of Canada will not be considered. Please review the TTF Guidelines below for a list of ineligible training.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

1. The call for applications is normally issued in April with a deadline in May. If there is funding left over a second intake will occur in August with a deadline in September.

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