Looking for help to cover the costs of professional development in your organization?
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant can cover 2/3 of your training costs – up to $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. Employers can access up to $300,000 per fiscal year.
What is the Canada-Alberta Job Grant?
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is an employer-driven training program. This means that employers decide on who gets training and what type of training may be needed for new and existing employees. Employers are required to use a third-party training provider to deliver the formal training either onsite, online, or in a classroom setting.
Find out more at https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx
Who can apply?
- 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 Frances (if in a community with a population of 100,000 or less)
Who can take the training?
- Current or potential employees who will fill current or future job vacancies
- Canadian citizens and permanent residents
- protected people under the Immigration and Refuge 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
What training is eligible?
Any training which must:
- total 21 instructional hours or longer per trainee per application
- start within 6 months after receiving Canada-Alberta Job Grant approval
- be completed within 52 weeks of the training courses start date
- result in some credential (record of completion, certification, grade, and so on)
Training may be delivered on a full or part-time basis, and may be any combination of online, on-site or in a classroom setting
What training costs are eligible for funding?
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is available for direct training costs only, including:
- Tuition fees
- Books and supplies
- Mandatory Fees
- Eligible travel cost for participant and trainers (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100km one way within Alberta for small and medium-sized organizations.
Employee wages cannot be reimbursed through the grant and Income Support is not available or workers who are in grant-funded training.
How much do employers contribute to the cost of training?
Eligible employers are required to contribute one-third of the total training costs. Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee.
How does applying for the grant work?
Before applying, review the Canada-Alberta Job Grant Applicant Guide:.
Grant applications are now submitted online. All of the necessary information and links regarding eligibility, applying, funding, and receiving payment can be found here:
It is recommended that applications are submitted at least 30 days before training course start date. Only training courses that are approved before they start will be funded by the CAJG.