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 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 four streams under which employers can apply, based on skills training needs:

  1. Employment Transition Training Stream

  2. Foundational Training Stream

  3. Technical Skills Training Stream 

  4. Workforce Training Stream 

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

Last updated: September 16, 2020