What is the Canada-B.C. Job Grant?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CJG APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 OR LATER  
 

The new Canada-B.C. Job Grant CJG Web Application is now available and must be used for new  applications, simplifying the submission process for employers through the entire grant process.

Online reimbursement is now available through the CJG Web Application.

See How to Claim for Reimbursement page for details. 


To access the system, applicants need a Business BCeID account.  While it takes 15 minutes to complete the application, it can take up to three weeks to receive your BCeID.
 

NOTE: A SEPARATE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH COURSE.

A program may be made up of multiple courses.  A separate application must be submitted for each course within a program.  Multiple participants taking the same course may be included on a single application.

 

The new Canada-BC Job Grant application system works best using the most recent version of Chrome or Firefox.  Having problems?  You can troubleshoot here.

 

Canada-B.C. Job Grant is open for applications:

CJG Fiscal Intakes Accepting Applications Training Start Dates
Intake 3 CJG is reaching subscription targets under all streams.
Any applications submitted after Jan 17, 2018 may or may not be approved.
January 1 - March 31, 2018
April 2018

New Agreement

 
Not Currently Accepting Applications

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are entering into a new funding agreement for April 2018 onwards.  The Grant will re-open in early spring 2018.

April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Applications to the Refugee Fund as well as those from Organizations Acting on Behalf of Employers will continue to be accepted through email/PDF forms until an update to the system is released.
NOTE:  Applications submitted after training starts will not be considered.

Current Status

CJG is reaching subscription targets under all streams for fiscal year 2017/18. Please be advised that any applications submitted after Jan 17, 2018 may or may not be approved.

The Grant is not currently accepting applications beyond March 31, 2018.  The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are entering into a new Workforce Development Agreement for April 1, 2018 and beyond.  The Grant will re-open in early spring 2018 for training with start dates of April 2018 and later. Please visit the website periodically for updates under the new agreement.

Employers will be informed of decisions within 60 days of application. Please note that if employers proceed with training before receiving a decision from the Ministry, they will be liable for all costs incurred should the application be denied. At the Province’s sole discretion, applications may be approved based on provincial priorities, up to funding amounts available.

What is the Canada-B.C. Job Grant?  

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.

The goals of the CJG are to increase participation of British Columbians in the labour force by helping them develop the skills they need to find and keep a job. The CJG is also an opportunity for employers to invest in training that is better aligned to job opportunities. Please refer to CJG criteria to fully understand the eligibility requirements of the program before you apply.

Who can apply?

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

  1. 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. For details on eligible priority sectors, please visit the Priority Sectors page.
  1. 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. For details, please visit the Unemployed Stream Page.
  1. 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. For details on eligible underrepresented groups, please visit the Underrepresented Groups in the Workforce page.
  1. 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.  For details on eligible communities and unincorporated areas, please visit the Rural Stream page.
  1. 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. For details, visit the Refugee Fund page.

Delivery Partner Program

The Ministry has engaged Delivery Partners to support employers to assess their training needs, identify training options, and apply to the Canada-B.C. Job Grant. Find information on the Delivery Partner Program page.