Canada Job Grant Funding

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Canada Job Grant?
The Canada Job Grant gives organizations the funds they need to keep their employees’ skills current and sharp. The Canada Job Grant is a program that combines federal and provincial funding to subsidize training for employees of private and non-profit organizations. Approved funding is granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and each year’s funding coincides with the government’s fiscal year of April 1 to March 31.

With the Canada Job Grant you can get up to $10,000.00 per trainee with additional flexibility for small employers.  Small employers (less than 100 employees) who are training and hiring unemployed individuals may be eligible for 100% funding up to $15,000.00 per trainee.

How much do I have to contribute?
Small employers (less than 100 employees) are required to make minimum one-sixth cash contributions toward eligible training costs.  Large employers (more than 100 employees) are required to make minimum one-half cash contributions toward eligible training costs.

What kinds of training are covered by the Canada Job Grant?
Employers can use the Canada Job Grant to subsidize a wide range of courses. Funds can be used to give an employee the necessary skills for greater responsibilities or a more senior position. The grant can also be used to refresh, maintain or upgrade a worker’s knowledge of an existing role.

Your organization may be eligible for funding from the Canada Job Grant.

See eligibility and application process details for provinces and territories:


Visit the Government of Alberta website to find out more about employer eligibility and training provider eligibility. 

How do I apply? 
You can apply through their application portal or contact: 
780-638-9424 within Edmonton 
Toll-free 1-855-638-9424

British Columbia

You must apply online through the application portal.


How do I apply?
You must complete an application and email the completed application to Manitoba Industry Services at: 

For more information please read the Government of Manitoba’s factsheet, or contact the Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centre: 

Manitoba Education and Training 
Phone: 1-866-332-5077 

New Brunswick

How do I apply?
Complete the following application form and send, along with any supporting documentation, to the appropriate WorkingNB regional location: 

For more information: 

Visit the Government of New Brunswick’s website:


How do I apply? 
Apply online through the Labour Market Program Support System (LaMPSS): 

For more information on the grant and how to apply, please refer to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s website:

Northwest Territories

How do I apply?
For more information please contact your regional ECE Services Centre

Or visit the Government of Northwest Territories website:

Nova Scotia

How do I apply?
Apply online through the Labour Market Program Support System (LaMPSS) 

For more information: 
Call the toll-free number 1-844-850-2030 

Visit the Government of Nova Scotia’s grant information page for more information and to download a step-by-step PDF on the application process: 


How do I apply? 
For more information, visit the Government of Nunavut’s website, or contact your local CDO: 

Kitikmeot - 1.800.661.0845 
Kivalliq - 1.800.953.8516 
Qikiqtani - 1.800.567.1514 

If a CDO is not available in your community, you may visit another Government of Nunavut office or speak with a Government Liaison Officer


Apply at the COJG Employer/Consortium application portal here or follow this link: 

Prince Edward Island

How do I apply? 

Submit an application to your local SkillsPEI branch 

Individuals applying on behalf of themselves should fill out and submit the UWorkplace Skills Training – Individual Application for Funding

Organizations applying on behalf of an employee or employees should fill out and submit the Workplace Skills Training – Application for Organizations 

For more information: 
Call the toll-free number 1-877-491-4766 
Visit your local SkillsPEI branch 

Visit SkillsPEI’s website:


How do I apply? 

You must complete the Statement of Training Activities form and file it with the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail.

For information on the 1% law, please visit: 

Or check out the Quebec government’s FAQ:


How do I apply? 

To apply, an employer must complete and submit the following two forms to their nearest Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant Office: 
- Employer Application Form 
- Trainer Provider Quote 

These firms can be downloaded from the Government of Saskatchewan’s website.


How do I apply? 

For more information please read the Government of Yukon’s factsheet, or contact the Government of Yukon’s Postsecondary and Labour Market Office: 

Department of Education 
Government of Yukon 
Box 2703 
Whitehorse, Yukon 
Y1A 2C6 

Phone: 867-667-5906 
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5906 

Fax: 867-667-8555 

Or you can visit the Government of Yukon website: 


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