"Funding available through the Canada-BC Job Grant has helped extend our training budget to enhance our employees’ career development."
Theresa Henriksen, HR Manager | Kinetic Construction

"The Canada-BC Job Grant enhanced our resources. We were able to invest further in our team this year and benefited through several VICA courses.”
Henry Joubran, Executive VP | Century Group Inc.


We value your investment in training which is why we work hard to ensure that VICA members benefit from a 30% savings on all of our in-class courses. Now your training budget can go even farther through funding available through the Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG). There's over $9M up for grabs in the CGJ Priority Sectors stream - which includes construction as a Priority Sector. CJG will pay for 2/3 of your training costs, up to $10,000 per person each fiscal year!

Funding is available for training in:

  • Management & Business Skills
  • Specialised & Technical Skills
  • Trades Apprenticeship Training & Foundation Programs. *Note: Apprenticeship training is limited to specific trades and participant groups. See the WorkBC website for more information.
  • Soft Skills
  • Essential Skills


How can I apply? How does it work?

Employers apply online through the WorkBC website. Employers must contribute 1/3 of the cost of training, with the Grant covering 2/3 of the cost. While training costs can exceed $10,000, the maximum Grant portion is $10,000 per participant per fiscal year.

For training with start dates: September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Applications are open from Now until July 31, 2017

For training with start dates: January 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018
Applications are open from September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Detailed information and application instructions are available on the WorkBC website.

  • CLICK HERE WorkBC Website - What is the Canada-BC Job Grant?
  • CLICK HERE WorkBC Website - Priority Sectors
  • CLICK HERE WorkBC Website - Read the FAQs



The Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The CJG assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year. The employer contributes at least one-third to the cost of training.

The goals of the CJG 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. The CJG is also an opportunity for employers to invest in training that is better aligned to job opportunities. Please refer to the CJG criteria to fully understand the eligibility requirements of the program before you apply.