Canada Job Grant Program

Training and development is an important driver of employee and organizational success. Learn today to see if your organization qualifies for government funding to support your training needs!

What is the Canada Job Grant?

The Canada Job Grant is a federal-provincial government program that can help employers train and improve the skills of their new or existing employees. As per the Government of Canada, this program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions.

Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. In most provinces and territories, this grant provides funding towards the cost of various training services delivered by an approved third-party training provider such as Morneau Shepell.

What types of training costs are included in the grant?

Grant coverage may include costs such as:

  • Tuition or fees charged by a training provider
  • Textbooks, software and other required materials related to the training
  • Student fees
  • Examination fees

Which employers are eligible to apply?

While eligibility requirements can vary between each province and territory, eligible employers generally include those in the private and non-profit sector. Some provinces and territories also include consortia employers, industry associations, unions, Aboriginal governments, etc.

What are the eligibility requirements for employees?

Eligibility requirements for employees also vary between each province and territory. Eligible employees generally must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person, and live in the province or territory providing the training. Potential employees or unemployed participants seeking training to get a job may also be considered.

How do we apply?

Employers are responsible for:

  • Submitting correctly completed application(s) to appropriate province or territory
  • Deciding who obtains training and what training is required
  • Selecting an approved third-party training organization who will deliver the training
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When submitting your application(s) remember to ensure that you review all requirements and deadlines outlined by the province or territory issuing the grant.

Information for Quebec:

As per the Government of Canada and Quebec it was established that the Quebec training system already includes the key principles of the Canada Job Grant. For more Information on Labour Market programs in Quebec please visit the Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity.

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