Manitoba Entry-Level Training Grant - Agriculture Sector

The application intake for the Mandatory Entry Level Training Grant is now closed.
We are no longer accepting applications.

As part of the Manitoba government’s commitment to public safety, mandatory entry-level training for commercial truck drivers was implemented Sept. 1, 2019 with a deferral of new training requirements for the agriculture sector to March 1, 2021.

To assist the agriculture sector to meet these new requirements, Manitoba is providing funding support to employers to help cover the cost of training of both new and existing workers.

Grant funding is a temporary measure to assist the agriculture sector to comply with the new safety regulations. Funding is limited and once fully expended, the grant will no longer be available.

Funding may be used to support Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) (121.5 hours) or Professional Truck Driver Training (244 hours). MELT training must be delivered by a registered driving school approved by Manitoba Public Insurance.

Grant Information and How to Apply

  1. The grant will cover up to two-thirds of the cost of tuition for each employee to a maximum of $50,000 per employer. Employers must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs.
  2. The grant is open to agriculture sector employers only for training drivers of farm-registered vehicles.
  3. The grant includes training that takes place between November 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  4. Grant applications that meet eligibility requirements will be funded in the order that they are received.
  5. Funding is negotiated and not guaranteed.
  6. Applications will be accepted until the grant funding is fully expended, or January 31, 2021, whichever occurs first.
  7. To apply, complete the grant application and email it to

Manitoba Entry-Level Training Grant: Agriculture Sector – Employer Fact Sheet
Manitoba Entry-Level Training Grant: Agriculture Sector – Employer Fact Sheet (FR)


Grant Application Form

Grant Application Instructions


For information or assistance contact:

Manitoba Economic Development and Training
Industry Workforce Development
Phone: 204-945-5002 (Winnipeg)