Businesses and individuals may qualify for government grants of up to 83% of the cost of our courses and certification exams. Click on the tabs below to find out more about grants available in your province.

Ready to apply? We can help you complete your grant application package and answer any questions you might have regarding the process. (Please note: you may require some information from us to complete your application.)

Please note that most grant applications must be completed and approved prior to course registration, payment and start date.

For more information, or to kickstart your application, please contact: [email protected].  Or call 1-778-265-2744.

  • Alberta

    The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.

    The CAJG is available to:

    • private sector employers, including sole proprietors and partnerships
    • non-profit sector employers
    • First Nations and Metis Settlements
    • the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (if in a community with a population of 100,000 or less)
    • Alberta Treasury Branches (if in a community with a population of 100,000 or less)

    To be eligible, Alberta employers must have current or potential employees who need training to fill current or future positions.

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  • British Columbia

    The B.C. Employer Training Grant program (ETG) supports skills training to address provincial labour market needs. The program is delivered by the Province of British Columbia and is funded by the Government of Canada through the Workforce Development Agreement (WDA).

    How it works:

    • Training must result in increased job security or a better job* for a current employee once training is completed, or a job for an unemployed person.
    • The Province will reimburse employers 80% of eligible training costs. The employer must contribute the remaining 20%.
    • Employers are eligible to receive up to $10,000 per participant per fiscal year.
    • Employers are eligible to receive up to $300,000 per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31).
    • At the time of application, participants must be unemployed, or employed by the applicant.
    • Employers must submit their application on their own behalf, using their Business BCeID. Third parties cannot apply on an employer’s behalf.
    • Participants must submit their own Participant Information Forms before an application can be submitted. Employers cannot submit these on an employee’s behalf.
    • If approved, employers are to pay for all costs in full and, after training has started, submit a reimbursement claim within 30 days.
    • Employers must pay for training. Participants are not to pay for training or any training-related expenses. Receipts must verify this.
    • Training cannot be longer than 52 weeks in length. Note that the ETG does not fund diploma or degree programs, in full or in part.

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  • Manitoba

    The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is an employer-driven approach to help Manitobans gain the skills they need to fill available jobs and to help employers develop the skills of their existing workers to meet the requirements of their present job, or to move into a better job.

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  • Newfoundland & Labrador

    The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant (CNLJG) provides funding to eligible businesses and organizations to help offset the cost of training for their existing and future employees. The program provides up to a maximum of $10,000 per year towards training an existing employee and up to a maximum of $15,000 for training an unemployed participant.

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  • New Brunswick

    The program provides funding to eligible businesses and organizations to train individuals who are being considered for an available job in their company and/or to improve the skills and opportunities of their new or existing employees. It is recognized that employee training is primarily the responsibility of the employer; however given the current labour market context in the province, the department wants to encourage employers to provide strategic training to their workforce as per the program’s criteria.

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  • Nova Scotia

    The Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI) is intended to support new and incremental activity to help businesses compete outside Nova Scotia. Training should help your business move in a new direction or expand your core operations, and promote growth and profitability.

    The incentive isn’t for training to increase competitiveness with other Nova Scotia businesses. It also can’t support training that could be supported by the Workplace Education Initiative, which supports essential business skills like leadership, sales, marketing and social media.

    You can apply as an individual business, or as an organization or association on behalf of a group of businesses.

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    Custom Employment Support Training Bursary

    Curious about career opportunities in clean energy—one of Canada’s fastest growing sectors? Apply for the Custom Employment Support Training Bursary to get the funding you need to kickstart your career. Clean Foundation directly pays the cost of your training, program, certification and/or equipment.

    Applications will open for one month at a time. Applicants will be informed of the status of their application at the start of the following month.

    Bursaries can be used to cover:

    • Course tuition/fees at educational institutions (programs up to one-year in length).
    • Certifications from training institutes or community organizations.
    • Cost of tools and equipment.
    • Much more—tell us how we can help!

    To qualify, applicants must:

    • be at least 18 years old
    • reside in Nova Scotia
    • and identify as an underrepresented or
      underserved individual in the clean
      energy sector.

    Click here to learn more.

  • Ontario

    Grants through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) may be limited in certain areas. (Updated: June 5, 2023).

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

    The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees. Important to know:

    • Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
    • The training has to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.
    • Employers with 100 or more employees need to contribute 1/2 of the training costs. Small employers with less than 100 employees need to contribute 1/6 of training costs.
    • For employer groups who want to apply for training supports the government offers a COJG Consortium Stream. The Consortium Stream allows a group of employers (two or more employers) to pool their resources to support common training objectives and goals. To apply as a consortium, the intermediary organization needs to ensure all the participating employers and trainees meet COJG requirements, and are able to make their required contribution towards the training cost.
    • Most organizations acting as an intermediary are eligible for administrative funding equal to 15% of the government contribution.

    If you’re an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

    Click here to learn more about grants for companies or consortiums.

    Training for Unemployed Individuals

    The Canada-Ontario Job Grant supports eligible training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee, with additional flexibility for small employers. Moreover, small employers (less than 100 employees) who are training and hiring unemployed individuals may be eligible for 100% funding and up to $15,000 per trainee. The 100% funding eligibility will be automatically assessed by the ministry staff or service provider responsible for assessing the application. 

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  • Prince Edward Island

    Workplace Skills Training is a program developed for employers to train new or existing employees to develop their skills and align with needs of the business. The employer determines the type of training and who will participate. Training must be short term and meet job-specific and incremental industry requirements of the organization. Training considered part of the organization’s normal business operations will not be eligible under the Workplace Skills Training Program.

    SkillsPEI can contribute up to 50% of the direct training costs. You will be required to contribute the remaining 50%. At the end of the training, the employee should have developed skills to meet the demands of today’s economy.

    Eligible employers include:

    • Registered private sector businesses;
    • Organization acting on behalf of a group of employers (e.g. employer consortia, industry associations and sector council businesses);
    • Band/tribal councils.

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  • Quebec

    Certains membres de votre personnel gagneraient à suivre une formation afin d’accomplir correctement leur travail et de conserver leur emploi? La mesure de formation de la main-d’œuvre à l’intention des entreprises vise à soutenir le développement des compétences des personnes qui risquent de perdre leur emploi. Ce programme pourrait aussi vous aider à maintenir les expertises en place dans votre entreprise.

    Vous pourriez obtenir une aide technique ou financière pour

    • définir vos besoins de formation;
    • réaliser votre projet de formation;
    • évaluer l’efficacité de la formation reçue.

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  • Saskatchewan

    The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is an employer-driven program that:

    • Helps businesses and non-profit organizations train new or existing employees for available jobs; and
    • Provides more opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to receive training.

    Through the program, the employer contributes one-third of the training cost, while the federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds. Private and not-for-profit sector employers are eligible.

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