DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this blog was accurate at the date of original posting. The program details have since changed, please see B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) for more details.
The Canada-B.C. 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-B.C. 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-BC Job Grant, all issued under the Canada Job Grant initiative (ie. Canada-BC Job Grant).
Eligible Training Under the Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CBCJG)
The Canada-BC Job Grant was created to support businesses’ investment in their workforce. The Government of B.C. will support employee training initiatives for businesses who wish to upgrade the skill set of:
- Existing employees
- New hires
- Co-Op students
Individuals who are self-employed are also eligible for this program.
Businesses can apply for a variety of training initiatives that provide the employee and employer with clear benefits. Examples of training include initiatives include:
- Essential skills training
- Technical training
- Business training
- Management and leadership training; and
- Short-term certificate training.
How much training grant funding is available via CBCJG?
This fund is administered by the province with costs shared between the Federal government, Provincial government, and employers. There is no cap on how much a business can apply for, however the grant maxes out at $10,000 per trainee. Businesses can apply for a training grant 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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Updated: February 23, 2021