Canada-BC Job Grant
The Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG) is an innovative cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the cost of training for new or current employees by sharing the cost of employee training with BC employers.
Employers can receive up to two-thirds of the cost of training for current and future employees, up to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per year for each employee. For example, if an employer is seeking training valued at $1,500, the grant will reimburse $1,000 of the cost of training.
Who Can Apply?
Both private businesses and non-profit organizations can apply to the CJG. Your organization must be legally allowed to operate in BC and be in good standing with the provincial government.
Employers can send themselves and/or their staff for training directly related to their business or for general business skills training (i.e. accounting, marketing, etc.). All participants must either be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident.
How to Apply?
To begin your application, please complete and submit our Preliminary Employer Information Form and have each participant (including yourself if applicable) complete our Preliminary Participant Information Form.
Why Apply for the CJG?
Training and professional development are invaluable to a successful business. Keeping up to date on both business skills and industry specific training is a great way to keep your business, and your employees, performing at their best.
Eligibility Requirements: -Employer must be a private or not-for-profit operation legally allowed to operate in BC -Employer must be a legal entity* entitled to operate in BC -Employer must be seeking training to upgrade the skills of a current employee in BC OR seeking training for an employed individual and have a job available in BC at the end of the training -Employer must be willing to contribute one-third of the cost of training -Employer must be willing to pay the full cost of training in advance and to seek reimbursement for up to 2/3 of approved training expenditures to a maximum of $10,000 per participant when the participant begins training -The training program is not longer than 52 weeks -The training should normally occur no less than 30 days from receiving the application -Each participant included in the Canada-BC Job Employer Grant application is a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person Entitled to Work in Canada -Participants included in the Canada-BC Job Employer Grant application are not Temporary Foreign Workers
* If you are self employed in BC and you can show a link between the needs of your business and the training you are seeking for yourself, you may be eligible for a grant.
The BC Chamber of Commerce is part of the Delivery Partner Program (DPP), which is designed to assist employers in applying for the Canada-BC Job Grant. If applying for the program through the DPP, all training must commence on or before March 31, 2015.