The Canada-Alberta Job Grant

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a funding initiative that allows employers to cover the cost of training programs for new and existing employees with help from the government. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven program, meaning that the employer has control over how to direct the funding money based on what training programs they determine to be the most appropriate for their workplace.

With the CAJG, employers can have up to two-thirds of training costs reimbursed to a maximum of $10,000 per employee. This funding covers training tuition and student fees, as well as textbooks, software or any other materials needed for the particular training program(s) you choose.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant Eligibility

Employer Eligibility — Employers eligible for CAJG funding include:

  • All private sector and non-profit employers in Alberta
  • First Nations and Métis Settlements in Alberta
  • Some Crown agencies in communities with population less than 100,000

Trainee Eligibility — Employees who are eligible for training through CAJG funding include:

  • New or existing employees that will fill current or future job vacancies
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) entitled to work in Canada who are currently residing in Alberta.

Training Program Eligibility—All training programs eligible for CAJG funding must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 21 hours in length and delivered by a third-party trainer (such as ACT One International)
  • Be completed within 52 weeks of training program start date
  • Result in some sort of credential (record of completion, certificate, grade, etc.)
  • Start within six months after receiving approval.

All of the workplace training programs available from ACT One International meet the eligibility standards for CAJG. That means that you can apply for funding from CAJG for any number of our training programs, including the popular and engaging Everything DISC series.


What Role Do Training Institutions Play?

The CAJG is an employer-driven program that allows employers to take control over how training is integrated into the workplace. Training institutions play an important role working with employers to ensure a diversity of training options are available so that employees can receive skill training in areas relevant to their role in the workplace.

How Much Do Employers Have to Pay For Training?

The government will subsidize two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee, which means employers are responsible for the remaining third of training costs. The exact amount an employer will pay depends on the price of the training program they choose. To keep the program as wide-spread and accessible as possible, individual employers are capped at $300,000 per year in grant funding.

How Do You Apply for CAJG Funding?

The CAJG funding application works in three stages:

  • First, employers complete, sign and submit all sections of the Canada-Alberta Job Grant Application. Once the Application has been submitted, the employer may register and pay for training. If the Application is declined and training has been paid, the employer is responsible for any training costs incurred.
  • Following the approval of the Application, and after training has been paid for, employers submit a Canada-Alberta Job Grant Reimbursement Form along with applicable receipts. Employers are then reimbursed for one-third of the training costs.
  • Upon training completion, a Canada-Alberta Job Grant Completion Form will be submitted to the Government of Alberta and an additional one-third of training costs will be reimbursed. The remaining one-third of training costs is paid for by the employer.

How ACT One Can Help You with The Paperwork

At ACT One International, we are dedicated to helping you get the affordable workplace training you need as an employer. That’s why we offer a number of services to assist you with your CAJG application. Here are a few helpful resources if you need help or guidance preparing your Canada-Alberta Job Grant application form:

  • Visit the CAJG website for addition information about the program.
  • Read this application guide for tips and tricks about how to prepare your application.

To register for an ACT One International training program and to learn more about how we can help you to apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, contact us today.