Take Advantage of the Canada Job Grant for your Firm’s CPD

In a previous post we wrote about the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and how the Canada-BC Job Grant can make PD much more affordable for your firm.

To encourage employers to invest in training and development for their current or future employees, the federal government has partnered with the provinces across the country to offer a cost-sharing program to employers called Canada Job Grants.  The rules, benefits and application process vary in each province.  As such, we have summarized the programs for each province and territory below with links where you can learn more.  We encourage you to check out what your province has to offer and to apply for funding your next internal PD session.

If you have general inquiries about the Canada Job Grant process please contact our office manager, Rachel Wicks.

If you would like to discuss how we can perform customized in-house professional development courses for your firm please contact Bridget Noonan or Tom Gillespie.

Program Details by Province:

British Columbia: In British Columbia, the Canada-British Columbia Job Grant (CBCJG) manages the guidelines, eligibility and applications around training incentives for employers. To encourage employers to invest in the training and development of their current or future employees, the federal and provincial government are currently offering a cost-sharing program to employers called the Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG). The grant application is open right now for training dates that start between December 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. More information and application forms can be found on their website here.

Alberta: In Alberta, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) manages the guidelines, eligibility and applications around training incentives for employers. Recent changes have improved the incentives available in the province including that sole proprietors are now eligible to apply and assistance on travel costs for small and medium-sized organizations is now available. More information and application forms can be found here.

Saskatchewan: In Saskatchewan, the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (CSJG) manages the guidelines, eligibility and applications around training incentives for employers. Through the program, the employer contributes one-third of the training cost, while the federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds. Employers can make multiple grant applications to a maximum of $100,000 per fiscal year, and up to $10,000 per individual trainee. More information and application forms can be found here.

Manitoba: In Manitoba, the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant (CMJG) manages the guidelines, eligibility and applications around training incentives for employers. This employer-driven approach to help Manitobans gain the skills they need to fill available jobs and to help employers develop the skills of their existing workers to meet the requirements of their present job, or to move into a better job. Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs. Employers that receive funding under the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs. Important Note: The second intake of applications for the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is now closed. Employers are asked to check back in Spring of 2018 for program updates.  More information and application forms can be found here.

Ontario: In Ontario, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) and Skills Training Pilots manages the guidelines, eligibility and applications around training incentives for employers. To explore potential funding commitments against hypothetical training costs, refer to the Canada-Ontario Job Grant Funding Calculator. Note that the values used in the funding calculator are for illustrative  purposes only. More information and application forms can be found here.

Quebec: The governments of Canada and Quebec have recognized that the Quebec training system already includes the key principles of the Canada Job Grant-greater employer involvement and employer investment in training. Information on Labour Market programs in Quebec is available from the Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity.

New Brunswick: In New Brunswick, the Canada-New Brunswick Job Grant (CMJG) manages the guidelines, eligibility and applications around training incentives for employers. The employer-driven program, that invests in the skill development and employment needs of the workforce. The maximum government contribution is for two-thirds of the eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per training participant, per fiscal year. The employer pays a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs. To apply for a Canada-New Brunswick Job Grant, employers are requested to contact their local PETL office. More information on the Program can be found here.

Nova Scotia: In Nova Scotia, the Canada-Nova Scotia Job Fund Agreement manages the guidelines, eligibility and applications around training incentives for employers. One stream of this program is the Canada Job Grant, in which the employer determines who will receive training and what type, has a job available at the end of the training period, and financially contributes a minimum amount to the training which is provided by a provincially recognized third-party trainer. More information on the Program can be found here.

Prince Edward Island: In Prince Edward Island, the Canada-PEI Job Grant (CPEIJG) manages the guidelines, eligibility and applications around training incentives for employers. Through the program, the employer contributes one-third of the training cost, while the federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds. More information and application forms can be found here.

Newfoundland & Labrador: The Canada Newfoundland Job Grant (CNLJG) is administered by the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour using the Labour Market Programs Support System (LaMPSS) application. All organizations entering into an agreement for delivering Labour Market Programs in Newfoundland and Labrador must first be registered as a LaMPSS organization. More information and application forms can be found here.

Yukon: The Canada Yukon Job Grant (CYJG) supports employers interested in investing in training for current or future employees. Training may be offered by colleges, trade union centres or private trainers. Training can take place in a classroom, a workplace or online. Costs are shared by the employer and Advanced Education. The department is currently reviewing aspects of the Canada Job Grant and there may be changes to the program as of April 1, 2018. Applications can be submitted at any time and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of funding available at a given time in the year varies, depending on how many applications have been approved. More information and application forms can be found here.

Northwest Territories: The Canada Northwest Territories Job Grant (CNTJG) helps employers offset the cost of training  for new or current employees. This employer-driven approach to help Northerners gain the skills they need to fill available jobs and to help employers develop the skills to fill available jobs. Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs. Employers that receive funding under the grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs. More information can be found here.

Nunavut: Under the Canada-Nunavut Job Grant (CNJG), eligible employers can receive funding support if they have new or better positions available for trainees and they can make a contribution to the total eligible training costs for each designated trainee. The maximum government contribution to the grant is $10,000 per trainee. More information and application forms can be found here.



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