Canada-BC Job Grant

Workforce Development
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Target Audience:
Aboriginal people are a targeted group within broader audience.
Description/History of Program/Initiative

The Canada-BC 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 FY and up to a maximum of $15,000 per participant per FY 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.

Eligibility Requirements (Program Delivery Agents)
Key criteria:- employer determines who gets training and what type;employer contributes 1/3 of the training costs;employer has a job available at the end of training; and,- training is provided by a third party trainer.