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Canada-BC Job Grant

Current Status

Up to $5 million is available under the Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) Priority Sectors stream for applications from eligible employers, and organizations acting on behalf of employers interested in training new or current employees. Employers or organizations that do not operate in these sectors can apply for funding under another stream. For further information on eligibility requirements of the program see CJG criteria.

Update: The Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) is now accepting applications from eligible employers, and organizations acting on behalf of employers, under the Priority Sectors stream, for training with start dates between October 1 and December 31. Employers or organizations that do not operate in these sectors can apply for funding under another stream. For further information on eligibility requirements of the program, see CJG criteria.

What is the Canada-B.C. Job Grant?  

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The CJG assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year. The employer contributes at least one-third to the cost of training. The employer must have a job for the participant at the end of training.

The goals of the CJG are to increase participation of British Columbians in the labour force by helping them develop the skills they need to find and keep a job. The CJG is also an opportunity for employers to invest in training that is better aligned to job opportunities. Please refer to CJG criteria to fully understand the eligibility requirements of the program before you apply.

Who can apply?

The CJG has four streams of funding to which eligible employers or organizations acting on behalf of employers  can apply:

Priority Sectors (up to $5 million)
The CJG is open to applications from employers or organizations working in eligible priority sectors, including most BC Jobs Plan priority sectors, identified as critical to B.C.’s labour market and economic development. For details on eligible priority sectors, please visit the Priority Sectors page.

Underrepresented Groups in the Workforce (up to $1 million)
The CJG is open to applications from employers or organizations wishing to provide skills training and jobs to individuals in one of the eligible underrepresented groups. For details on eligible underrepresented groups, please visit the Underrepresented Groups in the Workforce page.

Refugee Fund (up to $1 million)
The CJG is open to applications from industry/sector associations, employer associations, and union and non-profit organizations working with refugees, who are working with employers to help refugees gain skills and employment in B.C. Employers must contribute one-third of the cost of job-specific skills training and have a job at the end of the training for the participant. For details, visit the Refugee Fund Page.

Delivery Partner Program
The Ministry will engage delivery partners to support employers to assess their training needs, identify training options, and apply to the Canada-B.C. Job Grant. Find information on the Delivery Partner Program.


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