EMPLOYER TRAINING GRANT
HIRING EMPLOYEE GRANT
The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) 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.
The maximum Grant amount per participant is:
•$5,000 per participant for the Workforce Training Stream
•$10,000 per participant for the Foundational and Technical Skills Training Streams
•Here is an example under the Workforce Training Stream, which covers up to 60 percent of the total training costs:
•An application with one participant has a total training cost of $9,000, 60 percent of that would be $5,400. Since the maximum amount is $5,000, the total government contribution for that application would be $5,000
•If the application has 10 participants with a total training cost of $90,000, the total government contribution for that application would be $50,000
Youth Employment Programs
Employer Eligibility:be incorporated and for-profit;have 500 or less full-time equivalents; andbe ready to enhance their innovation capacity, and willing to establish a trusting relationship with NRC IRAP.