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 must use a third-party training provider to deliver the formal training either onsite, online, or in a classroom setting.
It is in an employer’s best interest to invest in developing the skills of their workforce, so they can get the job done and continue to operate.
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.
How the Canada-Alberta Job Grant works
Pat needs to recruit 15 labourers from a pool of underrepresented workers for a major construction project to start this fall. Additional, incremental training from an external provider will be needed to help prepare and transition them into the workplace. The cost of training will be $900 per worker. If the employer applies for and receives a Canada-Alberta Job Grant, up to $600 per worker could be covered. The employer pays the remaining $300. Workers get the training they need and Pat’s project is poised for success.
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.