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Canada-BC Job Grant Opens April 9, 2018

Changes to eligible training programs for the Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG). Apply starting April 9 for training for your employees!

Update: The Workforce Training Stream has closed as of April 16 due to high volume, having reached subscription targets for intake 1. Intake 2 will begin accepting applications on June 1, 2018.

Canada-BC Job Grant funding is available for training commencing April 4 through August 31, 2018, with applications being accepted starting April 9. Total funding available for this fiscal year is $8 million.

Applications to the CJG must be submitted through one of the following three eligible training streams. The streams differ by the type of skills training they support:

  • Foundational Training Stream - This stream supports unemployed, underemployed and low-skilled British Columbians to obtain the accredited, transferrable and certified skills. Industry or sector certification, apprenticeship, trades, and accredited skills training fall under this category. The maximum government contribution amount is $10,000 per participant per year, 100% employer reimbursement. Industry certifications such as SIR, SES, FOODSAFE and SuperHost are all eligible for this funding.
  • Technical Skills Training Stream - This stream will assist employers experiencing workforce transition due to increased automation and technological advancements, by providing support to train current or new employees. This stream supports technical skills required to use software, a program, or machinery. The maximum government contribution amount is $10,000 per participant per year, 80% employer reimbursement. 
  • Workforce Training Stream -This stream supports any training that isn’t foundational or technical, such as leadership, management, and soft skills training. The maximum government contribution amount is $5,000 per participant per year, 60% employer reimbursement. 

For more information, please visit our CJG page here or the WorkBC website on Canada-BC Job Grant here