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5. Application Form – Detailed Instructions

To ensure accessibility for all potential applicants, HTML and PDF versions (which cannot be completed electronically) of the application form are available, but will require applicants to print, complete, sign and submit in hardcopy. All hardcopy applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked on or before June 13, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns related to the accessibility of information or materials about the Drywall Support Program in a format that meets your needs, please contact WD at 1-888-338-9378 or by email: wd.ab-ab.deo@canada.ca.

It is important to note that all correspondence regarding the application will be sent to the Primary Contact’s email. WD may also contact other persons or companies noted in your application, to verify information provided.

If you attempt to submit an online application with missing information in the mandatory fields you will receive an error message indicating which questions are incomplete. These questions must be completed in order to successfully submit an application. Remember that a ‘Saved’ application is not a ‘Submitted’ application.

Enter the required information in the space provided. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

5.1 Instructions

Organization Information

1. Legal name of applicant organization: The full legal name as shown on the certificate of incorporation/ registration. Please note, this will be the cheque recipient, if approved.

2. Operating name if different than legal name: Provide the name the applicant organization is operating under if different from the full legal name of applicant organization.

3. Email address: Provide a valid e-mail address for the organization. Please note, all correspondence regarding the application will go to the Primary Contact email address provided in questions 23 and 24.

4. Website: The organization’s website address, if applicable.

5. Telephone: The telephone number at which the applicant organization can be contacted. Use the following format xxx-xxx-xxxx.

6. Facsimile: The facsimile number at which the applicant organization receives faxes, if applicable. Use the following format xxx-xxx-xxxx.

7. Mailing address (Including suite, unit, apt #): The mailing address of the applicant organization.

8. Mailing address line 2: Additional space to provide the mailing address.

9. City: The city/town portion of the applicant organization’s mailing address.

10. Province/Territory: The province/territory portion of the applicant organization’s mailing address.

11. Postal Code: The postal code portion of the applicant organization’s mailing address.

Legal Address

If the organization’s legal address is the same as the address provided in questions 7 – 11, simply check the box.  If the legal address is different, please complete questions 12 – 16.

12. Legal address (Including suite, unit and apt #): The organization’s legal mailing address.

13. Legal address line 2: Additional space to provide the legal mailing address.

14. City: The city/town portion of the legal mailing address.

15. Province/Territory: The province/territory portion of the legal mailing address.

16. Postal Code: The postal code portion of the legal mailing address.

Organization Details

17. Where is your business located?Indicate in which province/territory the organization is located.

18. Organization type:Select the best fit, among Corporation, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship.

19. Does your company have fewer than 500 employees? Please check the appropriate box to indicate “yes” or “no”. Please note, as per Section 2.1 of this guide, only drywall contractors and builders that are small or medium-sized enterprises (i.e. fewer than 500 employees) are eligible to apply.

20. Is your company an Indigenous owned business? Please check the appropriate box.

21.

a. Provide your 9-Digit CRA Business Number (BN):The unique business number or GST number assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency. For information on obtaining a business number visit: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bn/.

b. If you do not have a CRA Business Number (BN) attach a copy of your business license:It is mandatory to attach a copy of your business license, if you did not provide a BN in the previous question.

Primary Contact

The Primary Contact is the person in your organization WD will contact for any follow-up on the application. Please ensure that the email address and phone numbers are correct, and that either the Primary Contact or the Authorized Official Contact (questions 35 – 36 below), is available for follow-up in June – July, 2017.

Note: When a draft form is saved for the first time, an email will be sent to the Primary Contact. This email is only sent the first time the application form is saved, and contains important instructions on how to retrieve the saved form.

22. Salutation: Indicate the appropriate salutation (e.g., Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.).

23. First name: Provide the Primary Contact’s first name.

24. Last name: Provide the Primary Contact’s family name.

25. Title: Provide the Primary Contact’s job title (e.g., President, Executive Director).

26. Email address: Provide a valid e-mail address. All correspondence regarding the application will go to this email address.

27. Telephone: Provide a phone number for the Primary Contact. Use the format xxx-xxx-xxxx.

28. Cell: Provide a cell number for the Primary Contact. Use the format xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Evidence of Fixed Contracts entered into prior to September 6, 2016

29. For each contract, provide the following information.  Click the “+” sign to add a new row, for each contract.

  • Date Contract Issued: Enter the date the fixed contract quotation was made. Use the format MM/DD/YYYY. Note, only contracts issued prior to September 6, 2016 are eligible.
  • Total Quoted Price of Drywall: Enter the quoted price of drywall.
  • Total Square Feet of Drywall Quoted: Enter the amount of drywall quoted for each contract, in ftsq.
  • Attach Contract: A copy of each quote must be attached. Please note, ZIP files will not be accepted.

Totals: Sum totals for price and amount of drywall quoted will calculate automatically.

Evidence of Drywall Purchases between September 6, 2016 and February 24, 2017

30. For each drywall purchase, provide the following information. Click the “+” sign to add a new row, for each purchase.

  • Purchase Date: Use the format MM/DD/YYYY. Note, only purchases between September 6, 2016 and February 24, 2017 are eligible.
  • Price of Drywall Purchased: Enter the purchase price of drywall.
  • Square Feet of Drywall Purchased: Enter the amount of drywall purchased, in ftsq
  • Attach Invoice: It is mandatory to attach the invoice for each purchase. Please note, ZIP files will not be accepted.
  • Attach Proof of Payment: It is mandatory to attach a proof of payment for each purchase, such as a cancelled cheque, purchase order, or bank statement. Please note, ZIP files will not be accepted.

Totals: Sum totals for price and amount of drywall purchased will calculate automatically.

Loss Section

This section calculates each time the form is saved

31. Calculated Loss (based on information provided above): This field calculates automatically. It is the average difference in drywall prices (according to information provided in questions 29 and 30; quoted and purchased) applied to the quantity of drywall purchased, to a maximum quantity of what was quoted before September 6, 2016.

32. What dollar amount of Question 31 was passed onto your customers? Please provide a best estimate of how much of the calculated loss was recouped by passing the higher costs to others.

33. Adjusted Calculated Loss (Question 31 minus Question 32): This field calculates automatically.

Authorized Official of the Applicant Organization Acknowledgements

This section must be completed, and the application form submitted by a member of your organization with signing power/authority to enter into a legal grant funding Agreement. This can be someone other than the Primary Contact.

IMPORTANT: For the Authorized Official – after reading and understanding the acknowledgements section, please check all 6 boxes to indicate you acknowledge and agree with the terms, and provide your contact information.

34. Salutation: Indicate the appropriate salutation (e.g., Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.).

35. First name: Provide the first name of the authorized official.

36. Last name: Provide the family name of the authorized official.

37. Title: Provide your job title (e.g., President, Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer).

38. Email address: Provide a valid e-mail address.

39. Telephone: Provide a phone number where the authorized official can be contacted. Use the following format xxx-xxx-xxxx.

40. Cell: Provide a cell number where the authorized official can be contacted. Use the following format xxx-xxx-xxxx.

41. Signature: If you are using the online application form, you do not need to provide a signature. If you are using another format (i.e. PDF or HTML) for accessibility reasons, you will need to print and sign the document.

42. Date: If you are using the online application, you do not need to enter a date, as it will fill automatically. If you are using another format for accessibility reasons, you will need to enter the date.

Please see “Submitting your application form” in Section 4 of this guide, for instructions on how to submit the completed application form.

6. Questions?

Please contact Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) by phone or email, at:

Phone: 780-495-4164
Toll Free: 1-888-338-WEST (9378) or
Email: wd.ab-ab.deo@canada.ca