BC Jobs Grant

Description

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or future employees.

The CJG assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year, and up to a maximum of $15,000 per participant per fiscal year for the Unemployed Stream.

The employer contributes at least one-third to the cost of training, with the exception of the Unemployed stream. The employer of all streams must have a job for the participant at the end of training.

Special Requirements 

Eligible employers or organizations acting on behalf of employers can apply to five streams of funding:

  • Priority Sectors: The CJG is open to applications from employers or organizations working in eligible priority sectors, identified as critical to B.C.’s labour market and economic development. 
  • Unemployed Stream: The Unemployed Stream is open to applications from employers and organizations who are hiring unemployed British Columbians, covering up to 100% of the costs of training where there is permanent employment at the end of training. 
  • Underrepresented Groups in the Workforce: The CJG is open to applications from employers or organizations wishing to provide skills training and jobs to individuals in one of the eligible underrepresented groups.
  • Rural  Stream: The Rural Stream is now open for applications from eligible employers in all sectors or organizations, where the jobs are located in rural communities.  
  • Refugee Fund: The CJG is open to applications from industry/sector associations, employer associations, and union and non-profit organizations working with refugees, who are working with employers to help refugees gain skills and employment in B.C. Employers must contribute one-third of the cost of job-specific skills training and have a job at the end of the training for the participant.

Last updated: October 31, 2017