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2022 Scholarship Application period is OPEN!

2022 Scholarship Application Important Dates:

June 10: Application period closes

July 18: Scholarship recipients announced

Using the Online Application go to:

Your application must be submitted using the online application form

Details about eligibility and the full application procedure are listed
on the online application page.

Scholarship application package

Please ensure that you have READ THE INSTRUCTIONS carefully, and have the following documents ready on your device for upload with your application.

  1. Current high school transcript (children of Unifor members only)
  2. Reference letter
  3. Local Union Officer signature form
  4. Essay Answers

 PLEASE NOTE:  Any applications missing any of the required documents, will result in
an error message and cannot be submitted.  Please ensure you have all documents
available before submitting.




Webinar on the updated Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy rules


As most of you know, on July 17, 2020 the Federal government announced that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program would be extended until December 19, 2020, with new rules being proposed for the remaining program periods (Periods 5 through 10).

The new rules drastically change both the eligibility requirements and benefit levels, and will have significant ramifications for most of our members whose wages are currently being subsidized by the CEWS.

The new program rules are highly complex and confusing to understand, given the wide range of possible values for the CEWS benefit and the calculations needed to determine what that value is for any particular organization.

In the vast majority of cases, eligible recipients of the CEWS will see a significant reduction in their wage subsidies starting with Period 7 (August 30 – September 26).

The program also significantly impacts furloughed workers by stipulating that any worker on paid leave will only receive subsidies equal to what they would otherwise receive under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and/or Employment Insurance (EI).

Unifor’s Education department will be holding an online webinar on the new CEWS rules next week, on Wednesday, September 16 at 2 p.m. ET.

Those interested can register here:

In solidarity,
Jerry Dias