How to Apply for the Canada-BC Job Grant

Purpose of CJG Program

The Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG) is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers train their current or future employees.

CJG Program Description

The CJG aims to increase participation of British Columbians in the labour force by helping them develop the skills they need to find and keep a job. The CJG is also an opportunity for employers to invest in training that is better aligned to job opportunities.

Eligible employers under the Priority Sector Stream and the Under-represented Groups Stream can qualify for two-thirds reimbursement* of the cost of all training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year. In addition, eligible employers under the Unemployed Stream can qualify for full reimbursement* of all training costs, up to a maximum of $15,000 per participant per fiscal year. (*subject to grant approval)

Please refer to the CJG Eligibility Criteria of WorkBC for the eligibility requirements before you apply.

Who Can Apply?

The CJG is accepting applications for:

  1. Priority Sector Stream  

    For employers working in eligible priority sectors, including most BC Jobs Plan priority sectors. For more details, please read the Priority Sectors Page of WorkBC.
  1. Unemployed Stream  

    For employers hiring unemployed British Columbians by covering up to 100% of the costs of training where permanent employment is provided at the end of training. For details, please read the Unemployed Stream Page of WorkBC.

  2. Under-represented Groups Stream  

    For employers aiming to provide skills training and jobs to individuals in one of the eligible underrepresented groups. For details, please read the Under-represented Groups in the Workforce Page of WorkBC.

Applications under all streams for training starting prior to March 31, 2017 will remain open until further notice.

How to Apply

The BC Alliance for Manufacturing is available to assist employers with the CJG. As an approved Delivery Partner, they support employers by helping them assess program eligibility and complete the application process. 

Before you apply, please email or read WorkBC to fully understand the grants program, its eligibility requirements and the application process.

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