Purpose of Program

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers train their current or future employees.

Program Description

The CJG aims 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.

Eligible employers under the Priority Sector Stream and the Under-represented Groups Stream can qualify for two-thirds reimbursement* of the cost of all training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year. In addition, eligible employers under the Unemployed Stream can qualify for full reimbursement* of all training costs, up to a maximum of $15,000 per participant per fiscal year.

Please refer to the CJG Eligibility Criteria to fully understand the eligibility requirements of the program before you apply.

(*) Reimbursement subject to grant approval


Current Status:

The CJG is accepting applications for:

1. Priority Sector Stream
For employers working in eligible priority sectors, including most BC Jobs Plan priority sectors. For more details, please visit the Priority Sectors Page.

2. Unemployed Stream
For employers hiring unemployed British Columbians by covering up to 100% of the costs of training where permanent employment is provided at the end of training. For details, please visit the Unemployed Stream Page.

3. Under-represented Groups Stream
For employers aiming to provide skills training and jobs to individuals in one of the eligible underrepresented groups. For details, please visit the Under-represented Groups in the Workforce Page.

4. Rural Stream
For employers and organizations acting on behalf of employers where jobs are located in rural communities. For details, please visit the Rural Stream Page. The Canada-B.C. Job Grant will open on May 1, 2017 for Priority Sector Stream applications with training starts between September 1 and December 31. Applications for all other streams will be accepted for training starts on or before August 31, 2017 until those targets are met.

(CJG Web Application)

CJG Intake Phase Accepting Applications Training Start Dates
Intake 3 Any applications submitted after Jan 17, 2018 may or may not be approved. January 1 – March 31, 2018
New Agreement The Grant will reopen in early spring 2018. April 1 2018 – March 31, 2019


Before you apply, please contact us or visit the WorkBC to fully understand the grants program, its eligibility requirements and the application process.

NEW for FISCAL 17/18: Effective April 1, 2017, a new CJG administration system will be available and must be used for applications starting Intake 2 and beyond. Applications for Intake 1 will continue to be paper-based using the PDF forms.

Starting April 1, 2017 employers will be able to access the system with their BCeID, create an organizational profile and draft applications for training for Intake 2. Applications can be submitted starting May 1, 2017

For more information on registering for the BCeID, please click on the link https://www.bceid.ca/register/

Registration is free and takes as little as 15 minutes to complete.


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.


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.

Approved Trainers

Canada-B.C. Job Grants must be used for training from recognized institutions or training organizations. In addition to colleges, universities and institutes, certain industry-led and private training organizations can be approved for training in the manufacturing and agrifood sectors by the BC Alliance for Manufacturing. Please click to see a current list of approved trainers.

To Learn More Please Contact

Bernice Banguis
Manager, Operations
T: +1 (604) 900-1980 x111
M: +1 (778) 846-3807


Greg Hoing
COO & Executive Director
T: +1 (604) 900-1980 x112
M: +1 (778) 999-3959