Throughout the pandemic, CME Manitoba has continuously aimed to deliver the most updated, relevant and useful information to our members. Now, as we transition to increase our economic recovery efforts, we remain committed to providing you the same level of service. That’s why we are excited to introduce you to the brand-new grant program, Retrain Manitoba, an initiative of the Province of Manitoba, Economic Development Winnipeg and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.


  • $12.5 million, funded by the Province of Manitoba, for the purpose of training and professional development of employees,
  • Up to $2500 reimbursement per employee, with a maximum of $75,000 per company,
  • For a range of in-person and online industry recognized training programs; not limited to within Manitoba,
  • Retroactive and applicable for courses the employer has paid for from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST,
  • Application deadline is March 31, 2022, or until the program has been fully expended, whichever occurs first.

The launch of this new program marks an effort to help retrain workers to adapt to changing business needs, which in turn gives Manitoba organizations a chance to regain footing following the turbulent period we’ve been navigating as a result of the pandemic. As the industry association for Manufacturing in our province, our mission for over 150 years has been to address concerns and provide advocacy for manufacturers across the country. Not only does this program increase accessibility to necessary training, but it also gives those we advocate for a great opportunity to upskill their workers and get ahead.

A friendly reminder that CME is also Canada’s largest facilitator of Lean training, including Yellowbelt, Hoshin Kanri workshops, Leadership Development Programs and more. If part of your training goal is to increase your operational effectiveness or develop your frontline leaders, do not hesitate to reach out to our team. Additionally covered by this program are our signature conferences, Dare to Compete and Embracing Excellence 2022. This means an exciting opportunity to maximize your training efforts to include presentations, tours and workshops, while expanding your network at the same time. For more information about any of our programs, please contact us at


See below for a detailed overview, eligibility criteria and more.


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