About the Canada-Alberta Job Grant

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.

The Canada Job Grant is part of the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta’s commitment to help address skills mismatches and ensure that employees are being trained in high-demand areas.

Why do employers need the Canada-Alberta Job Grant?
Despite fluctuations in the economy, employers will always need a workforce that is well-educated, highly skilled and productive. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will help employers develop workers to suit their needs and provide people with the jobs they need to succeed.

Investing in skills training means more workers in Alberta will have the skills in demand in our labour market, now and in the future.

How will the Canada-Alberta Job Grant benefit you?
By supporting and investing in employee training, The Canada-Alberta Job Grant helps you to increase:

  • productivity
  • employee skills
  • employee retention

What is the grant amount?
Under the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, employers will cover a minimum of one third of direct training costs, with up to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee in government contributions.

How the Canada-Alberta Job Grant can work for you
Alberta Company Inc. is adjusting its workforce to align with a lower demand for their product. In order to remain competitive in the current economic climate, the business is looking at building the skills of its current workers. Employers know business success is tied to how well employees do their jobs. Skills training will provide both the employer and workers with the flexibility needed for success. To accomplish this, Alberta Company Inc. estimates its investment in combined training courses will be $12,000 per employee. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant could offset this amount by up to $8,000 per employee. It’s a win-win.