B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG)

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The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) supports skills training to address provincial labour market needs. The program is delivered by the Province of British Columbia and is funded by the Government of Canada through the Workforce Development Agreement (WDA).

The goal of the ETG program is to help British Columbians access the skill development training they need to adapt to the changing requirements of jobs and the labour market while encouraging employer involvement in the training of their employees. More information can be found via ETG.

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B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG)

Amount of Funding

Funding amounts for the B.C (ETG) program provides the following maximum amount of funding:

  • 80% of the cost of eligible training up to $10,000 per participant.
  • Max. of $300,000 per fiscal year per fiscal year.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG)

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants for the B.C (ETG) program must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Employers must be operating in B.C.
  • At the time of application, employers must have been fully operational for at least one year.
  • Employers must be in good standing with the Province.

Important Notes:

  • Trainees must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons, and cannot be majority shareholders of the applicant company, or immediately related to the company owners.
  • Some administrative tasks will be required as your application is reviewed, and funds are claimed.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG)

Eligible Training

Eligible training activities for the B.C (ETG) program provides funding for the following types of training programs:

  • Training must be relevant to the immediate needs of the business and the participant’s job.
  • Training must result in an impact for the trainee, including increased job security, increased job-related skills, increases in pay promotion, transition from part-time to full-time employment, or transition from a temporary position to permanent employment.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG)

Program Deadline

  • Training must start on or after the date of application and training cannot be more than 52 weeks in duration.
  • On average a funding decision will be delivered 60 business days from date of application submission.
Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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