Canada Job Grant Information

Below is a summary and link to each Province’s Canada Job Grant Programs

The Canada Job Grant is a Canadian government funding program designed to reduce the costs of providing third-party skills training to new and existing employees. Launched in 2014 as a 6-year program, the Canada Job Grant allocates upwards of $300M to support the upskilling of employees so that they can perform new tasks and become more employable.

Alberta

Alberta

Eligible employers are required to contribute a minimum of one-third of the total training costs for existing employees. Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. If hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.

British Columbia

British Columbia

Approved applications for training under this stream will receive reimbursement of 80 percent of the eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant. The employer is required to contribute the remaining 20 percent.

Manitoba

Manitoba

Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs. Employers that receive funding under the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs. With the maximum government contribution of $10,000, this means that up to $15,000 is available, per person, for eligible training costs.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant (CNLJG) provides funding to eligible businesses and organizations to help offset the cost of training for their existing and future employees. The program provides up to a maximum of $10,000 per year towards training an existing employee and up to a maximum of $15,000 for training an unemployed participant. The employer contributes at least one-third to the cost of training, with the exception of an unemployed participant. The employer must have a job for all participants at the end of the training.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick

The program provides funding to eligible businesses and organizations to train individuals who are being considered for an available job in their company and/or to improve the skills and opportunities of their new or existing employees. It is recognized that employee training is primarily the responsibility of the employer; however given the current labour market context in the province, the department wants to encourage employers to provide strategic training to their workforce as per the program’s criteria.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

If you are a small business in Nova Scotia with less than 50 employees, you may be eligible for up to 100% of your training costs to be covered up to $10,000. For larger businesses, WIPSI provides up to 50% of direct training costs.

WIPSI may also cover other expenses such as travel, books for participants and accommodation costs for persons with disabilities.

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

Approved applications for training under this stream will receive reimbursement of 80 percent of the eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant. The employer is required to contribute the remaining 20 percent.
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Nunavut

Nunavut

Under the Canada-Nunavut Job Grant (CNJG), eligible employers can receive funding support if they have new or better positions available for trainees and they can make a contribution to the total eligible training costs for each designated trainee. The maximum government contribution to the grant is $10,000 per trainee.

Ontario

Ontario

Employers with 100 or more employees need to contribute 1/2 of the training costs. Small employers with less than 100 employees need to contribute 1/6 of training costs. Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs. The training has to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant (CNLJG) provides funding to eligible businesses and organizations to help offset the cost of training for their existing and future employees. The program provides up to a maximum of $10,000 per year towards training an existing employee and up to a maximum of $15,000 for training an unemployed participant. The employer contributes at least one-third to the cost of training, with the exception of an unemployed participant. The employer must have a job for all participants at the end of the training.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant (CNLJG) provides funding to eligible businesses and organizations to help offset the cost of training for their existing and future employees. The program provides up to a maximum of $10,000 per year towards training an existing employee and up to a maximum of $15,000 for training an unemployed participant. The employer contributes at least one-third to the cost of training, with the exception of an unemployed participant. The employer must have a job for all participants at the end of the training.

Yukon

Yukon

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant (CNLJG) provides funding to eligible businesses and organizations to help offset the cost of training for their existing and future employees. The program provides up to a maximum of $10,000 per year towards training an existing employee and up to a maximum of $15,000 for training an unemployed participant. The employer contributes at least one-third to the cost of training, with the exception of an unemployed participant. The employer must have a job for all participants at the end of the training.

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