B.C. Employer Training Grant


The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) replaces the Canada-B.C. Job Grant, and is funded through the negotiated Workforce Development Agreement. This program is designed to assist employers in providing skills training to new or current employees that will develop skills and certification, upgrade skills needed due to automation and enhance productivity. The grant provides up to $8 million in funding for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. 

The goal of the ETG is to help unemployed and employed British Columbians access the skills training they need to adapt to the changing requirements of jobs and the labour market while encouraging employer involvement in training of their employees.

The maximum an employer can receive per fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st) is $300,000 in total government funding.

There are three streams under which employers can apply, based on skills training needs:

  1. Foundational Training Stream

  2. Technical Skills Training Stream 

  3. Workforce Training Stream 

The resource document Choosing the Right Stream? is available to assist you in your stream selection.

Special Requirements 

Eligible Applicants:

  • All employers operating within B.C. in the private and non-profit sectors including unions. Indigenous governments, band and tribal councils are also eligible to apply
  • At the time of application, applicants must have been registered with B.C. Registry Services for at least 1 year and have had a current B.C. business licence for at least 1 year. A Business BCeID Account is also required in order to apply, please note it may take up to 3 weeks to receive your BCeID. Please click here to apply for your BCeID
  • Public sector employers are not eligible; this includes: provincial or federal governments, Crown corporations, hospitals, regional and provincial health authorities, schools, public post-secondary institutions, and federal and provincial agencies

 Refer to the Eligibility Criteria for a complete list of eligibility requirements.  

Last updated: June 11, 2018