Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Employers can now apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Program notices:

  • The Canada-Alberta Job Grant Application Form changed on May 12, 2016. If you applied before this date, you do not need to submit a new application.
  • The minimum hours required for a training program to be eligible have been reduced from 24 hours to 21 hours. Applications signed and submitted on or after April 18 will be processed according to the new requirement.
  • Please ensure you submit your application at least 30 days before training course start date. Only training courses that are approved before they start will be funded by the CAJG.
  • Applications and reimbursement forms must be completed and submitted with original signatures. These documents are a legal contract, and photocopied signatures cannot be accepted.
  • Applications can no longer be sent by courier. Please mail your application to the address provided on the application form.
  • The status of your application will be available 30 days after you submit the application.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant Applicant Guide and forms

Canada-Alberta Job Grant Applicant Guide

Before applying, be sure to review the Canada-Alberta Job Grant Applicant Guide.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant Forms

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant involves three steps: application, reimbursement and completion. The required forms you need for each step are grouped accordingly.

Note:
You will need at least Adobe Reader 8.1 to fill out the application forms. If you do not have Adobe Reader 8.1, download it for free.

If you are having difficulties opening an application form in your web browser, use Internet Explorer or save the file to your computer and open it directly within Adobe Acrobat.

Application

Reimbursement

Completion

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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.

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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.

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.

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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

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Success stories

Investing in training increases productivity and allows employers to retain the skills their business needs. The Canada Alberta Job Grant is a valuable resource for employers and is available to businesses of all sizes, in all industries, across Alberta. Watch the following videos to learn how Creative Door Services and EPCOR have benefitted from the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

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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 in government contributions.

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Contact us

If you have questions about the Canada-Alberta Job Grant or need additional help, call

Telephone: 780-638-9424 from Edmonton
Toll-free: 1-855-638-9424 from elsewhere in Alberta
Email: jobgrant@gov.ab.ca

Before contacting us, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

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Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Grant