The Canada Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled.

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The Canada Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. This flexible program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions. Having the right skills helps employees excel and succeed in today’s fast-paced labour market. (Source: Government of Canada)

The training is intended for employed individuals acquiring new skills for their current job, or to prepare for another job with the same employer, and for unemployed individuals seeking a new job. The employer must have a job available at the end of the training for the individual being trained.

Training must not exceed one year in duration and training institution eligibility is determined by individual provinces and territories. The following provinces are currently accepting employer applications for the Canada Job Grant: BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI.


Invest in your workforce

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant provides an opportunity for employers to invest in training with help from the government. Small, medium and large businesses can take advantage of the grant and deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • The program is available to private and not-for-profit sector employers of all sizes across the province.
  • Eligible costs include – tuition, textbooks, software,  mandatory student fees and examination fees.
  • Individual employers are capped at $300,000 per year in grant funding.

Eligible Candidates

  • The employee must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act entitled to work in Canada. Workers temporarily in Alberta are not eligible.
  • Employed individuals acquiring new skills for their job or to prepare for a new job with the same employer.
  • Unemployed individuals seeking a new job with the assurance from an employer that a job will be available at the end of training.

Training is required to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer such as private trainers in compliance with the Private Career Colleges Act.

Application Process

Applications will be based on strategic priorities for the Canada Job Grant such as supporting unemployed individuals who have a conditional offer of employment, supporting job creation, increasing job quality and job advancement.

To start the Canada-Alberta Job Grant application process, click this link.

For Canada Job Grant Questions and Answers, click this link.

If at any time during the process you have questions, please contact Digital School for assistance.

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