Canada Job Grant: Information for Employers | ESDC

How does the Canada Job Grant work?

As an employer, you are in the best position to identify the skills your business needs or areas where you are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills.

The Canada Job Grant offers funding toward the cost of training provided by eligible third-party trainers. The total cost of training will be shared between the Government of Canada and employers.

The Government of Canada could provide two-thirds of the cost of training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. Employers will be required to contribute the remaining one-third of the training costs.

Note: For example, Company ABC has an opening for a construction site manager. Patrick, a long-time construction worker, is hired, but he needs training in project management. The cost of the training is $1,500. Company ABC applies for and receives a Canada Job Grant for $1,000. Company ABC pays the remaining $500. Patrick gets training for a new job and Company ABC gets the right person with the right skills.

Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees could also benefit from flexible arrangements, such as the potential to count wages as part of their employer contribution.

What type of training can I provide?

The Canada Job Grant provides funding for training programs offered by eligible third-party trainers, such as community or career colleges, trade union centres or private trainers.

Training can take place in a variety of settings, including a classroom, at a workplace or online.

The Canada Job Grant can provide training to help individuals improve their skills or develop new skills in a variety of areas such as:

  • truck and transport mechanics
  • carpentry
  • computer science
  • engineering
  • other workplace skills

What types of training costs are covered?

The Canada Job Grant may be used to support the following training costs:

  • tuition fees or fees charged by training providers;
  • mandatory student fees;
  • textbooks, software and other required materials; and
  • examination fees.

Who can apply?

Any business, including not-for-profit organizations, with a plan to train Canadians for a new or better job is eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Employers can apply for a Canada Job Grant directly through their province or territory.

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