Eligibility at a glance

Refer to the CAJG Applicant Guide for complete criteria

Eligible employers

  • All private sector and non-profit employers in Alberta
  • First Nations and Métis Settlements in Alberta
  • Some Crown agencies in communities with population less than 100,000

Eligible trainees

  • New or existing employees that will fill current or future job vacancies
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) entitled to work in Canada who are currently residing in Alberta

Ineligible trainees

  • Temporary Foreign Workers, or anyone temporarily working in Canada
  • Self-employed individuals, company owners and their immediate family members, board or council members
  • A person who will not be employed by the applicant after the training program is completed

Training providers

  • Must be eligible Alberta third-party training providers who are separate and distinct from the employer
  • An explanation must be provided to justify out-of-province training requests

Eligible training programs

  • Training must be incremental, meaning that the training is in addition to the employer’s regular operational training, and would not have otherwise taken place without the grant
  • Must result in a credential

Ineligible training

  • Apprenticeship technical training programs

Training duration and format

  • Minimum 21 hours of training must start within 6 months of approval and be completed within 52 weeks of start date
  • Training cannot start until grant is approved
  • Training can be e-learning, part-time, full-time, on-site or in a classroom and must result in a form of credential

Download and read the CAJG Applicant Guide for complete program details and tips on how to complete the application forms and avoid delays in processing and approval.