Canada Alberta Job Grant

Looking for help to cover the costs of professional development for you or your team members?

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant can cover 2/3 of your training costs – up to $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. Employers can access up to $300,000 per fiscal year.

ProVision Business Advisors provides grant eligible programs either in our online programs or onsite with customized corporate training.

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 are required to use a third-party training provider to deliver the formal training either onsite, online, or in a classroom setting.

The Canada Job Grant program is administered provincially, so check out the program eligibility and outline in the province(s) where your business operates.


Who can take the training?

  • Current or potential employees who will fill current or future job vacancies
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • protected people under the Immigration and Refuge Protection Act (Canada) who are entitled to work in Canada
  • Until February 28, 2022, eligible trainees now include:
      • business owners (incorporated, unincorporated, sole-proprietor, partnerships) with 4 or fewer employees, including all owners, are now eligible trainees
      • employed family members
  • All eligible trainees must live in Alberta


What training is eligible?

Any training which must:

  • total 21 instructional hours or longer per trainee per application
  • start within 6 months after receiving Canada-Alberta Job Grant approval
  • be completed within 52 weeks of the training courses start date
  • result in some credential (record of completion, certification, grade, and so on)

Training may be delivered on a full or part-time basis, and may be any combination of online, on-site or in a classroom setting

What training costs are eligible for funding?

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is available for direct training costs only, including:

  • Tuition fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Mandatory Fees
  • Eligible travel cost for participant and trainers (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100km one way within Alberta for small and medium-sized organizations.

Employee wages cannot be reimbursed through the grant and Income Support is not available or workers who are in grant-funded training. 

How much do employers contribute to the cost of training?

Eligible employers are required to contribute one-third of the total training costs. Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee.

How does applying for the grant work?

Before applying, review the Canada-Alberta Job Grant Applicant Guide:.

Grant applications are now submitted online. All of the necessary information and links regarding eligibility, applying, funding, and receiving payment can be found here:

It is recommended that applications are submitted at least 30 days before training course start date. Only training courses that are approved before they start will be funded by the CAJG.