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Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) | Government of Alberta:

Value

Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. If hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee. Individual employers will have a cap of $300,000 for the amount of grant funding they can receive per fiscal year.

Description

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Workforce Development Agreement.

Eligible Applicants

Alberta employers must have current or potential employees who need training to fill current or future positions.

Eligible Employers:

  • The CAJG is available to:
    • private sector employers, including sole proprietors and partnerships
    • non-profit sector employers
    • First Nations and Metis Settlements
    • the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (if in a community with a population of 100,000 or less)
    • Alberta Treasury Branches (if in a community with a population of 100,000 or less)

    To be eligible, Alberta employers must have current or potential employees who need training to fill current or future positions.

Eligible Trainees:

  • CAJG trainees must be one of the following:
    • Canadian citizens
    • permanent residents
    • protected people under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) who are entitled to work in Canada
    • business owners (incorporated, unincorporated, sole-proprietor, partnerships) with 4 or fewer employees, including all owners, are now eligible trainees
    • employed family members

    All eligible trainees must live in Alberta.

Training Providers:

  • Employers are responsible for finding appropriate training providers and programs.
  • Training providers must be third-party trainers separate and distinct from the employer. The employer may not act as the training provider and the training provider may not employ the individual it is training. Training must be a main business activity of the training provider.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible employers are required to contribute a minimum of one-third of the total training costs for existing employees. Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. If hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.

Individual employers will have a cap of $300,000 for the amount of grant funding they can receive per fiscal year. This ensures that funding is available for as many Alberta employers as possible.

The CAJG is available for direct training costs only, including:

  • tuition fees or instructional fees charged by the training provider
  • mandatory student fees
  • examination fees
  • textbooks or software
  • other required materials directly relevant to the training course and distinct from materials required to run the employer’s business
  • eligible travel cost for participant and trainers (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100 km one way within Alberta for small and medium-sized organizations (see Appendix A of the Applicant Guide (PDF, 1.0 MB) for details

Employee wages cannot be reimbursed through the grant and Income Support is not available for workers who are in grant-funded training.

Deadline Date

  Ongoing

Contact

Contact Name: Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Phone Number: 1-855-638-9424

E-mail Address: jobgrant@gov.ab.ca

Website: https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx

Industry: Employment, Location: Alberta ,
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