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Canada-BC Job Grant

Program Update: The Canada-BC Job Grant is accepting applications for training that starts on or before March 31, 2018. The Grant is not currently accepting applications beyond March 31, 2018.  The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are entering into a new Workforce Development Agreement for April 1, 2018 and beyond.  The Grant will re-open in early spring 2018 for training with start dates of April 2018 and later. Please visit the website periodically for updates under the new agreement. For more information, visit the WorkBC website.

What do tourism employers need to know about Canada-BC Job Grant?

  • There are several streams of potential funding for the tourism & hospitality industry:
    1. BC Job Plan Priority Sectors:
      • Small Business (under 50 employees worldwide)
      • Tourism
    2. Underrepresented Groups in the Workforce (New Canadians, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities)
    3. Unemployed Stream (To support employers to hire unemployed British Columbians to obtain skills training resulting in permanent employment at the end of the training)
    4. Refugee Fund (To apply, employer must partner with, or be, an Industry/sector association, employer association, union or non-profit organization)
  • NAICS and NOC codes will be required in your application.
  • The application form must be submitted before training begins. Please allow time for processing if training is dependent on approval.
  • Organizations acting on behalf of tourism and hospitality employers (e.g. industry associations, employer associations, etc.) may apply. These organizations will be responsible for collecting the one-third of the training cost required for the funding from employers.
  • Travel costs may be reimbursed for eligible participants having to travel greater than 50km for training, and live in a community less than 100,000 people. Click here for more information on eligibility criteria.

How do you prepare for the application?

Delivery Partner Program

The B.C. government has engaged organizations to act as delivery partners to help maximize the benefits of the Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) program for employers and British Columbians. Each delivery partner provides services to meet the needs of specific economic sectors.

Delivery partners support employers in priority sectors by helping them assess their training needs, identify their training options and submit applications. Delivery partners also help ensure that employers meet all eligibility requirements and are aware of their obligations under the CJG program.

Back In Motion Rehab Inc.
Sectors: Tourism
Tammy Favaro

Small Business BC   
Sector: Small Business

What is the Canada-BC Job Grant?

Do you have staff that would benefit from upgrading skills to take on a new job or additional responsibilities in their current job? Have you identified future employees that you’d like to hire, but they need some additional training to succeed on the job?

The Canada-BC Job Grant is a cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the cost of training for new or current employees by receiving a grant for up to two-thirds of the training cost. By helping employers like you invest in your workforce, the grant helps ensure staff have the training they need so that your business succeeds.

Even greater news?  You can use the grant to cover a wide range of costs from exams and textbooks to tuition and student fees.

Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply if you’re planning to train new or existing employees in BC and you’re either a private sector employer or not-for-profit sector employer.

What type of training is covered?

Eligible training must meet the needs of the business and lead to a guaranteed job in BC.  The types of training that are eligible include essential skills, apprenticeship (first level or final level), technical, business, emerit certification and more.  Eligible training can take place in a classroom, online or at your workplace with a third-party trainer.

How much is available?

As an employer, you can receive up to two-thirds of the cost of training to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per grant. You must contribute the remaining one-third. For example, if the training costs $1,500, the grant could cover $1,000 and the employer would cover $500. There is currently no limit on the number of grants per employer.

See more at: www.workbc.ca

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund

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