Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Invest In Training. Manufacture Success

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is a delivery partner of the Canada-BC Job Grant. The organization will help facilitate applications for funding for training initiatives that start prior to March 31st, 2015 and end within a 52 week period after the start date.

Companies report that people are their biggest asset. The Canada B.C Job Grant (CJG) initiative is designed to encourage employers to invest in training, develop workforce skills, and improve competitiveness. We are reaching out to organizations with training needs to take advantage of this funding pool.

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters are providing the following services:

  • Identifying organizational and/or individual training needs and developing training plans
  • Sourcing training options
  • Organizing group-based training
  • Providing information and/or advice on the Canada B.C. Job Grant program and eligibility
  • Assisting with application completion and submission

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The CJG, funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the Province of BC, is an innovative cost-sharing program that helps BC employers offset the cost of training for new or current employees by sharing the cost of employee training. Employers can receive up to two-thirds of the cost of training to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per grant. The amount of the grant is per individual to be trained. Employers must contribute the remaining one-third. Currently, there are no limits on the number of grants an employer can receive.

Employers are responsible for the full cost of the training upfront. The employer will be reimbursed 2/3 of the cost of training within 60 days of the first day of training (provided the employer has submitted the Reimbursement Request form).

The process to apply for this program has three steps and all documents are included in the one package:

  • Eligibility Checklist
  • Preliminary Employer Application
  • Preliminary Participant Application

CME will provide these forms and help your company complete them. All forms must be fully completed and signed before they can be submitted for approval.

Please feel free to visit the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters website to view some of the available training options for the CJG. If you have any questions regarding the program or would like to discuss your training plan, please contact CJG by email at james.laitinen@cme-mec.ca or by telephone at 1-604-713-7808.