6.Following verification or a complaint, or on the Minister’s own initiative, the Minister may revoke a training initiative quality certificate in a case of fraud or misrepresentation, or if the Minister becomes aware that the conditions and undertakings set out in this Regulation were not or are no longer being complied with.
Before making such a decision, the Minister must notify the certificate holder in writing as prescribed by section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J-3) and grant the certificate holder at least 10 days to present observations.
For the calendar year in which the certificate is revoked, the employer is required to participate in workforce training development by allocating an amount for eligible training expenditures that is at least 1% of its payroll.
In addition, as an administrative penalty, such an employer must pay an amount equal to 1% of its payroll into the Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund for the years in which the employer was exempted without entitlement. The employer may, however, deduct from that amount the eligible training expenditures that the employer can justify in accordance with the Act for that period. The employer may not apply for another training initiative quality certificate before the expiry of a 5-year period.