Canada Job Grant

Canadian businesses can get up to two-thirds of their employee training costs covered through the Canada Job Grant

The grant is available to businesses in all sectors. Applications must be made by the employer. Individuals who are interested in the program must ask their employer to apply for training. 

Funding for employee training is available through the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. Applications are made to the provincial government and must be submitted at least 30 days before the training start date.

An employer application must be approved by your provincial government prior to registering for a course or certificate.

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Canada Job Grant Information

Important Note

Do not register for a course or certificate prior to the employer completing the application process and receiving an approval from the provincial government.  

After the application has been approved, employers submit a sponsorship package to NAIT for course registration. NAIT provides the appropriate invoice for the employer to submit back to the government.

Application forms, instructions and frequently asked questions are available on the Canada-Alberta Job Grant Application Guide (pdf).

To qualify for funding, training must:

  • be 21 hours and over in length
  • be completed within one year of the program start date
  • be provided by a third party
  • not replace prior training investments
  • result in a record of completion, a mark, a certificate or an industry-recognized credential

Training can be done online, on-site and in the classroom. Classes can be part-time or full-time.

If you're unemployed and live in Alberta, the Canada Job Grant will now cover training costs for eligible unemployed hires up to $15,000. Please see the Canada-Alberta Job Grant webpage for more information. 

For more information on the Canada Job Grant and how employers can apply, select a province or territory from the list below.

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