What is the One Percent Law?
Workforce development is critical to Quebec’s economic success. The Act to Promote Workforce Skills Development and Recognition, more commonly referred to the 1% law or Bill 90, addresses workforce training.
The law requires employers with over one million dollars in salaries to invest, over the course of a year, the equivalent of 1% of their total salaries into workforce training and development. Failure to comply with the 1% training obligation means this amount must be submitted to the Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF).
There are no derogations to the law, because employers subject thereto need to declare their annual expenses (article three of the Regulation respecting eligible training expenditures).
The law requires employers to invest in the training and development of its staff to improve their qualifications. There are several acceptable methods:
- Training staff with internal activities or external activities provided by professional orders, teaching institutions, certified training organizations, or finally training activities provided in a training plan.
- By dedicated staff to training
- By providing payed days off for training
- By creating training or human resource development plans
- By identifying missing training needs.
What steps do you need to take to be an accredited training organization?
There are several conditions to meet, beyond being a registered legal person.
- Have at least three years of experience as an employees or as an independent contractor in the field of training.
- Demonstrate that all of the trainers (employee or freelance) have:
- At least 135 hours of training or education in pedagogy (knowledge transmission) or
- At least 250 hours of training experience or
- At least 90 hours of pedagogy training and at least 100 hours of training experience.
According to the One Percent Law, expenses on personal development (self motivation, self worth, etc.), are not tax deductible.
What are the obligations of accredited training organizations?
As certified training providers, we are obligated to provide participants with an attestation that includes the following details (more details here):
- The employer’s name
- The participant’s name
- A short description of the training activity
- The confirmation of success or of active participation
- The length of the activity
- The name of the accredited training organization
The training organization is also required to provide participants who ask for it with the training content from the last 24 months. For more information, visit the Workforce partners commission.
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