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 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.

ASPECT is a Canada-BC Job Grant Delivery Partner and will assist you with completing and submitting grant applications, assessing skills needs, and developing training plans.

Who can apply?

As a delivery partner, ASPECT can assist with CJG applications under three streams of funding to which eligible employers can apply:

  1. Priority Sector: Not-for-Profit Social Services (NAICS 62)
    The CJG is open to applications from employers or organizations working in the not-for-profit social services priority sector, identified as critical to B.C.’s labour market and economic development.
  2. 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.
  3. Underrepresented Groups in the Workforce (up to $1 million)
    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. These groups include:

    • Aboriginal people
    • persons with disabilities
    •  youth (aged 15-24)
    • Women in Trades and Natural Resource Sectors
    • new Canadians who are:
      • refugees landed in Canada, or
      • protected persons entitled to work in Canada, or
      • landed immigrants to Canada within the past five years or less

When can you apply?

Contact ASPECT for information on current application intakes.

How Much is Available?

Employers can receive up to two-thirds of the cost of training to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per grant; employers must contribute the remaining one-third, except for the unemployed stream, where government contribution is up to 100%, to a maximum of $15,000 per participant per fiscal year.

Who Can Receive Training?

Training for both current and future employees is eligible. An employer may seek funding to upgrade the skills of a current employee or to train an individual for a future job. In either case, the employer must have a guaranteed job available to the participant once the training is complete. For details on eligible participants, click here.

What Training Costs are Eligible?

The grant covers:

  • tuition fees or fees charged by a third-party trainer;
  • mandatory student fees;
  • fees for textbooks, software and other required materials;
  • examination fees.

What Training is Eligible?

Eligible training must meet the needs of the business and lead to a guaranteed job in BC.

For details on eligible training and training providers, click here.

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Contact ASPECT for more information or get started online today.
1-888-287-4957  or info@aspect.bc.ca

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