Youth Safety Training Bursary

WorkplaceNL and Cenovus Energy have partnered to help youth aged 15-24 advance their safety knowledge by offering bursaries of up to $350 to help cover the costs of eligible safety training.

The Youth Safety Training Bursary aims to:

  • Help youth advance their safety knowledge
  • Provide greater competency for youth to protect themselves at work
  • Enhance formal safety training and increase youth employment opportunities
  • Make health and safety courses available to all youth

Bursary details:

  • Training bursaries must be used within one year of being issued.
  • The bursary is for course registration fees only. Applicants are responsible for outside costs, such as travel.
  • The Youth Safety Training Bursary is open to ages 15-24 in Newfoundland and Labrador, except members of the immediate family of employees and retirees of WorkplaceNL. 
  • Each applicant can apply for a maximum bursary of $350.  The applicant is responsible for any additional costs.
  • Bursaries are issued in April and October.
  • Applications must be submitted by April 30 for awarding of the bursary in May.
  • Applications must be submitted by October 31 for awarding of the bursary in November.
  • Bursaries are non-repayable.
  • Bursary payments are made directly to the training provider.
  • Successful bursary recipients may not re-apply for additional bursaries.
  • WorkplaceNL may choose not to award a bursary if an acceptable application is not received. 
  • Selection is based on the merit and quantity of the applications.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Provide information about the eligible safety training course. A copy of a website description and duration with accompanying URL is acceptable.
  • Complete the safety training bursary application form.

Examples of eligible safety training courses:

Safety training courses that may be eligible to receive a safety training bursary include (but are not limited to):

Please note: University or College credit courses are not eligible to receive a safety training bursary.

  • Fall protection
  • Confined space entry
  • Forklift training
  • Traffic control person
  • First aid
  • COR training
  • OHS committee training


Spring 2024 submissions are now closed.

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