Canada BC Job Grants

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.

(*) subject to grant approval

Benefits for Manufacturing
Manufacturers are reporting 50,000 to 80,000 vacancies by 2020. Any skills shortages will undermine the sector's competitiveness. As a result, Manufacturing is deemed one of the priority industry sectors to have access to the Canada B.C. Job Grants.

The BC Alliance for Manufacturing is available to assist employers with the CJG. As an approved Delivery Partner, the Alliance supports employers in all streams within the Manufacturing and Agrifoods Sectors by helping them assess program eligibility and subsequently identifying training needs and options. As a Delivery Partner, the Alliance will also assist application completion and submit the applications. This includes communicating obligations under the CJG program and providing any support during the program.

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.

NOTE: The Priority Sector Stream is now closed for Intake 2. All other streams remain open to applications for training this period. The Priority Sector Stream will open again to applications on September 1, 2017.

CJG Intake Phase Accepting Applications Training Start Dates
Intake 1 No longer accepting applications under the Priority Sector Stream.

Open under all other streams until targets are met for those streams.

On or before August 31, 2017
Intake 2 No longer accepting applications under the Priority Sector Stream.
Open under all other streams until targets are met for those streams.
September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Intake 3 September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
(system applications)
January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018
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 when Intake 2 opens

For more information on registering for the BCeID, please click on the link

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

The new CJG administration system is now available and must be used for applications for Intake 2 and beyond.

However, applications for the Refugee Fund and for training starting within Intake 1 will continue to be paper-based using the PDF forms. It is recommended you initially download the forms to your computer with Adobe Reader (8 or higher).

Employer-Certification-Form – employers are required to complete all fields electronically

Participant Information Form – each employee must complete the forms electronically (NOT by hand). The Participant must submit the Participant Information Form to the Ministry using the secure upload site:

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

or jobgrants[at]