Canada-BC Job Grant2019-01-16T15:27:02+00:00

Project Description

Fairtax is an industry leader in obtaining government funding in Canada. Our dedicated team of Funding Specialists understands the intricacies of government grant and incentive programs, optimally positioning your organization to secure government funding. We cut through the confusion, uncovering the specific financial resources that allow you to focus on growing through innovation, training employees, and taking your operations to the next level.

Canada BC Job Grant

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CBCJG) is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or new employees. The goals of the program are to increase participation of British Columbians in the labour force by helping them develop the skills they need to find and keep a job.

Funding

Stream 1 – Foundational Training Stream: Up to 100% of eligible training costs to a maximum $10,000 per trainee.
Stream 2 – Technical Skills Training Stream: Up to 80% of eligible training costs to a maximum $10,000 per trainee.
Stream 3 – Workforce Training Stream: Up to 60% of eligible training costs to a maximum $5,000 per trainee.

This stream supports unemployed, underemployed and low-skilled British Columbians to obtain the accredited, transferrable and certified skills to increase their job security. The intent of this stream is to fund training for:

  • Low skilled employees (those with no high school diploma or certification).
  • Employees currently working in low-skilled occupations (those listed as being in skill levels C or D of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)) and apprentices.
  • Underemployed (e.g. part-time, casual or seasonal) employees, or
  • Unemployed participants.

Funding

Up to 100% of eligible training costs to a maximum $10,000 per trainee

The maximum an employer can receive per fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st) is $10,000 per participant, with a maximum of $300,000 in total government funding.

Training supported under this stream

  • Accredited essential skills needed for work and learning: reading, writing, numeracy and basic computer training
  • Training towards obtaining INDUSTRY/SECTOR recognized credentials:
    • ITA Certified Trades (Red Seal and Non-Red Seal) training.
    • Occupational Certification* training provided by a recognized training institution. This training involves more than 10 hours of instruction time and results in occupation recognized credentials. Examples include, but are not limited to, Residential Care Worker Certificate, Tourism and Hospitality Certificate, Community Mental Health Worker, Early Childhood Education Certificate.
    • Industry or Sector Recognized Certification training provided by an industry recognized training provider or a public post-secondary institution. This training involves less than 10 hours of instruction time and results in industry or sector recognized certification.  Examples include, but are not limited to, First Aid, WHIMIS, Forestry Safety Certificate, Manufacturing Safety Certificate, H2S, and CPR.

Expected Outcomes of Training

  • Increased job security for current employees
  • Moving from unemployed, part-time, temporary, casual or seasonal to full-time employment

*Training programs cannot be more than 52 weeks in duration; if your certificate program is longer than 52 weeks, you will need to apply for each course separately.

This stream will assist employers experiencing workforce transition due to increased automation and technological advancements, by providing support to train current or new employees.

Funding

Up to 80% of eligible training costs to a maximum $10,000 per trainee

The maximum an employer can receive per fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st) is $10,000 per participant, with a maximum of $300,000 in total government funding.

Training supported under this stream

  • Training to operate a piece of machinery or equipment
  • Training to use a particular software application or program

Expected Outcomes of Training

  • Participants have the needed skills to respond to technological changes in the workplace
  • Employers are able to train their workforce for technological changes

This stream is designed to support any training that aligns with employers business needs. For example: leadership, management, and soft skills training fall under this category.

Funding

Up to 60% of eligible training costs to a maximum $5,000 per trainee

The maximum an employer can receive per fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st) is $5,000 per participant, with a maximum of $300,000 in total government funding.

Training supported under this stream includes but is not limited to

  • Management Skills Training: Defined as developing skills in strategic planning, leading and motivating, allocating and controlling resources, evaluating, co-ordinating and organizing, recruiting and hiring, supervising and leadership
  • Business Skills Training: Defined as training to develop skills to increase sales, marketing, social media marketing and communication, streamline processes and organizational structures and change management
  • Soft Skills: Defined as personal management skills required by the current labour market. Soft skills are personal skills and characteristics required by employers across different sectors and at different stages of an employee’s career

Expected outcomes of training

  • Participant’s productivity is increased
  • Employers report increased workplace productivity
  • Employers contribute to skills training of their current or new employees

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