The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.
Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Workforce Development Agreement.
Eligible employers are required to contribute a minimum of one-third of the total training costs for existing employees. Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. If hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.
Individual employers will have a cap of $300,000 for the amount of grant funding they can receive per fiscal year. This ensures that funding is available for as many Alberta employers as possible.
The CAJG is available for direct training costs only, including:
tuition fees or instructional fees charged by the training provider
mandatory student fees
textbooks or software
other required materials directly relevant to the training course and distinct from materials required to run the employer’s business
eligible travel cost for participant and trainers (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100 km one way within Alberta for small and medium-sized organizations (see Appendix A of the Applicant Guide for details
Employee wages cannot be reimbursed through the grant and Income Support is not available for workers who are in grant-funded training.
Eligible employers The CAJG is available to:
private sector employers, including sole proprietors and partnerships
non-profit sector employers
First Nations and Metis Settlements
the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (if in a community with a population of 100,000 or less)
To be eligible, Alberta employers must have current or potential employees who need training to fill current or future positions.
Eligible trainees CAJG trainees must be employees (currently or prospective) and one of the following:
You only need to submit one application for all trainees taking the same training at the same time.
Check the Applicant Guide every time you apply to make sure you are up to date on the program requirements. If the application or supporting documents are incomplete your application will be rejected.
It is recommended that applications be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the training. Applications are not considered 'received' by the CAJG until ALL trainees have submitted their consent via email.
Use the following application checklist documents to ensure that all requirements are completed:The CAJG is available for direct training costs only, including: