The Canada-BC Job Grant
The Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG) is an innovative cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the cost of training for new or current employees by sharing the cost of employee training with BC employers.
Employers can receive up to two-thirds of the cost of training for current and future employees, up to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per year for each employee. For example, if an employer is seeking training valued at $1,500, the grant will reimburse $1,000 of the cost of training.
Who Can Apply?
Both private businesses and non-profit organizations can apply to the CJG. Your organization must be legally allowed to operate in BC and be in good standing with the provincial government.
Employers can send themselves and/or their staff for training directly related to their business or for general business skills training (i.e. accounting, marketing, etc.). All participants must either be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident.
How to Apply?
To begin your application, please complete and submit our Preliminary Employer Information Form and have each participant (including yourself if applicable) complete our Preliminary Participant Information Form.
Why Apply for the CJG?
Training and professional development are invaluable to a successful business. Keeping up to date on both business skills and industry specific training is a great way to keep your business, and your employees, performing at their best.
How We Can Help
The BC Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training to promote this valuable program. As an official delivery partner of the CJG, interested employers can work with us – free of charge – to ensure that they are submitting a complete and accurate application to the CJG.
Do you want to take advantage of this cost-saving program but aren’t sure what kind of training you are looking for? Not to worry, we are here to help. We work with trainers throughout the province – both private and public – to provide you with the best training options to suit your specific needs.
To get started, please proceed with completing our Preliminary Employer Information Form. If you would like our assistance in ensuring you get the best training for your needs, simply answer “No” to the question “I am requesting a specific training program for the CJG” on the form.
The BC Chamber of Commerce is part of the Delivery Partner Program (DPP), which is designed to assist employers in applying for the Canada-BC Job Grant.
If you have any questions regarding the CJG or the application process, please feel free to contact us at 1-778-410-2324 or email us and we’ll be happy to help.