Alberta Job Grant

What is Canada Job Grant?

The Canada Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. This flexible program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions.

What is the Canada-Alberta Job Grant? 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is an employer-driven training program. This means that employers decide on who gets training and what type of training may be needed for new and existing employees. Employers are required to use a third-party training provider to deliver the formal training either onsite, online, or in a classroom setting. The Canada Job Grant is part of the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta’s commitment to help address skills mismatches and ensure that employees are being trained in high-demand areas.

What is the grant amount? 

Under the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, employers will cover a minimum of one third of direct training costs, with up to a maximum of $10,000 Per trainee in government contributions. 

Who is eligible?

  • All private sector and non-profit employers in Alberta
  • First Nations and Métis Settlements in Alberta
  • Some Crown agencies in communities with population less than 100,000
Eligible trainees
  • New or existing employees that will fill current or future job vacancies
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) entitled to work in Canada who are currently residing in Alberta
Training providers
  • Must be eligible Alberta third-party training providers who are separate and distinct from the employer
  • An explanation must be provided to justify out-of-province training requests

Eligible training programs

  • Training must be incremental, meaning that the training is in addition to the employer’s regular operational training, and would not have otherwise taken place without the grant
  • Must result in a credential
How to apply

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant involves three steps: application, reimbursement and completion. Before applying, be sure to download and review the Canada-Alberta Job Grant Applicant Guide.

There are three steps in the grant application process:

  1. Employers complete, sign and submit all sections of the Canada-Alberta Job Grant Application. Once the Application has been submitted, the employer may register and pay for training. If the Application is declined and training has been paid, the Employer is responsible for any training costs incurred.
  2. Following the approval of the Application, and after training has been paid for, employers submit a Canada-Alberta Job Grant Reimbursement Form along with applicable receipts. Employers are then reimbursed for one-third of the training costs.
  3. Upon training completion, a Canada-Alberta Job Grant Completion Form will be submitted to the Government of Alberta and an additional one-third of training costs will be reimbursed. The remaining one-third of training costs is paid for by the employer.
  • Read the applicant guide before filling out the application form.
  • Only training courses that are approved before they start will be funded by the CAJG.
  • You may pay for the cost of training as soon as your application is signed and submitted. However, if your application is declined, you will be responsible for the training costs incurred.
  • Forms must be completed and submitted with the original signature, and dated when signed. These documents are a legal contract, and photocopied signatures cannot be accepted.
  • If requesting out of province training, you must provide a brief explanation on the application as to why you are not able to use an Alberta based training provider.
  • If requesting a certificate or diploma program, avoid processing delays by listing each of the courses that will start within 6 months. The program name is not required.
  • We must be able to verify training dates, hours and costs. Send supporting documentation with the application.
  • The amount of your training requests must be in Canadian dollars.
  • If circumstances change after your application is submitted, call us as soon as possible. We may require a new application which will impact your training invoice and start date.
  • Application forms must be mailed to the address provided and cannot be accepted by courier.

Application process
  • Minimum 21 hours of training
  • Must start within 6 months of approval and be completed within 52 weeks of start date
  • Training cannot start until grant is approved
  • Training can be e-learning, part-time, full-time, on-site or in a classroom and must result in a form of credential
  • Apply a minimum 30 days before your program’s start date and only for courses that start within six months.

* Please visit the Government of Alberta website for more information. 
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