Similar to the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a small business grant that provides businesses with funding for training their employees. Businesses can obtain up to $10,000 per employee to cover 66.67% of training costs. Businesses can apply for funding for existing employees as well as new hires. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training grant program, offered Province-wide and can be utilized to support a wide array of training needs. Each province has a variant of the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, all issued under the Canada Job Grant initiative (ie. Canada-BC Job Grant).
Eligible Training Under the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant was created to support businesses’ investment in their workforce. The Government of Alberta will support employee training initiatives for businesses who wish to upgrade their existing employees’ skillset or train new hires. Businesses can apply for a variety of training initiatives that provide the employee and employer with clear benefits. Examples of training include initiatives that result in increased:
- Worker skills; and
- Worker retention.
How much training grant funding is available via CAJG?
This fund is administered by the province with costs shared between the Federal government, Provincial government, and employers. Each year, employers are eligible to receive up to $300,000 in grant funding for training initiatives. Businesses can apply for up to $10,000 per trainee to cover the following costs:
- 3rd party trainer costs;
- Course registration fees;
- Examination expenses;
- Textbooks, course materials; and
- Training related software.
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