From the Service Canada website:
Skills Development (SD) is an employment program of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them obtain the skills training they need to obtain employment.
If you reside in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, NWT, Nunavut, and British Columbia, you may contact your own Provincial or Territories Department responsible for LMDAs and apply for programs similar to the Employment Benefits and Support Measures (EBSM).
Skills Development (SD) provides funding to eligible individuals who require skills training to secure employment. With the financial assistance provided by Skills Development (SD), individuals arrange and pay for their own training.