Employer Training Grant

The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG), previously known as the Canada-BC Job Grant, provides up to $8 million in funding for employers to support skills training for their current and new employees in the fiscal year 2018/2019.

The goal of the ETG is to help unemployed and employed British Columbians access the skills training they need to adapt to the changing requirements of jobs and the labour market while encouraging employer involvement in training of their employees.

This program is designed to assist employers in providing skills training to new or current employees that will develop skills and certification, upgrade skills needed due to automation and enhance productivity.

How do I apply to the Grant?

The employer completes an online application through the ETG Web Application and submits directly to the Ministry. To access the system, applicants need a Business BCeID account.

If you do not already have an account set up, please note that while it takes 15 minutes to complete the application, it can take up to three weeks to receive your BCeID.

Funding Streams

There are three streams under which employers can apply, based on skills training needs. Click on the links below for more information and intake status.

Stream 1Foundational Training Stream – This stream supports unemployed, underemployed and low-skilled British Columbians to obtain the essential, transferrable and certified skills to increase their job security and obtain good-paying jobs. Industry or sector certification, apprenticeship, trades training, early childhood education certification and accredited essential skills training fall under this category.

Approved applications for training under this stream will receive reimbursement of 100 percent of the eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant. No contribution is required from the employer. The participant must have a job at the end of training.

Stream 2Technical Skills Training Stream – This stream supports employers to train current or new employees in technical skills in response to automation and technological advancements, such as new software, technology or machinery.

Approved applications for training under this stream will receive reimbursement of 80 percent of the eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant. The employer is required to contribute the remaining 20 percent.

Stream 3Workforce Training Stream – This stream supports employers to upgrade their employees’ skills and develop their workforce.

Use the Employer Training Grant for courses offered by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Download our Course Catalogue below or visit our Training section.

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