B.C. Employer Training Grant


The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) supports skills training to address provincial labour market needs. The Province is striving to build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy with a focus on reducing poverty and inequality. We are working to create good-paying jobs for British Columbians while ensuring people from every background can reach their full potential. Jobs continue to change and evolve. For example, some will become more complicated because of innovation and changes in technology. Many workers across the province will likely be affected by automation in some way. Some jobs will involve tasks that are not yet invented. 

As a result, it will be key for those in the labour force to adapt to changing job requirements and to learn new skills and competencies. Employers need to play a critical role in providing opportunities for people to do this.

The goal of the Employer Training Grant is to help British Columbians access the skills training needed to adapt to the changing requirements of jobs and the labour market while encouraging employer involvement in the training of their employees. 

The program is delivered by the Province of British Columbia and is funded by the Government of Canada through the Workforce Development Agreement.

How It Works:

  • Employers should review the description of each ETG stream, to confirm eligibility requirements.
  • Employers must submit their application on their own behalf through the Skills Training Grants System, using their Business BCeID. Third parties cannot apply on an employer’s behalf.
  • Training must result in a better job for the participant once training is completed.
  • Participants are not to pay for training or any training-related expenses. Receipts must verify this information.
  • If approved, employers are to pay for all costs in full and, after training has started, submit a reimbursement claim.
  • Reimbursement amounts vary between 60% and 100% depending on the training stream.
  • Employers are eligible to receive up to $300,000 per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31).

Learn more about the Employer Training Grant here


Last updated: July 14, 2021