Unifor's National Education Department offers an extensive year-round Labour Education Programme across the country in the communities where our members live, as well as at our Family Education Centre (FEC) in Port Elgin, Ontario. We offer courses on a whole range of subjects that range in length: one day, three day and one week.





Unifor recognizes that the costs associated with post-secondary education is a challenge for many working-class families. To assist in making education more accessible, we have established 28 scholarships of $2,000.00 each. Five of these scholarships are administered by the Quebec Council with a separate application form (see Residents of Quebec must apply using that application process.

The scholarships are awarded to children of Unifor members in good standing. Students must be entering their first year of full-time post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, trade school, etc.) in a public Canadian institution. One of these scholarships will also be available to a Unifor member with at least one year seniority. These are entrance Scholarships only and are not renewable for students entering subsequent years of study.

  2021 Scholarship Application Important Dates:

  • March 22: Online scholarship application period opens
  • June 7: Application period closed
  • After July 6: Scholarship recipients notified

All details (including application forms) are available via the Unifor Education portal.





Since the early 1970's our Union has offered a Family Education Program, in Port Elgin, Ontario, where members can bring their families to. If you are a member in good standing, and have a spouse/partner and/or children 18 years of age or younger, you are eligible! (If you do not have a spouse/partner and/or children 18 and younger to attend with you, you are not eligible - please look into attending one of our Paid Education Leave programs.)

The program takes place during the early weeks in July at the Unifor Family Education Centre.

NOTE: It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel all national education programs - Paid Education Leave (PEL), Area Courses and Family Education Program until further notice. Please check this page regularly. We will update it as soon as we are able to with our new start dates and schedule.




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