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No. 2017-01


Office of the Minister




WHEREAS, pursuant to section 9 of the Government Organization Act, section 21 of the Interpretation Act, and sections 3 and 4 of the Employment and Immigration Grant Regulation (AR 94/2009), the Minister may make grants for any purpose related to any program, service or matter under the administration of the Minister, and establish eligibility criteria for grants;


I, Christina Gray, Minister of Labour hereby:


1       Designate the Canada-Alberta Job Grant as a program grant.


2       Establish the eligibility criteria set forth in the attached Schedule.


3       Rescind Ministerial Order No. 2016-07.



DATED at Edmonton, Alberta this 17 day of May, 2017.








                                                                        Christina Gray

                                                                        Minister of Labour

















Canada-Alberta Job Grant




The objective of the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) Program is to achieve increased:





Funding will be provided by the Government of Canada in accordance with the Canada-Alberta Job Fund (CAJF) Agreement. The Government of Alberta has agreed to deliver the CAJG Program in accordance with the CAJF Agreement.


Funding will be issued pursuant to the following conditions:


For employers seeking to train existing and prospective employees:

Employers must provide a minimum contribution of one-third (1/3) of eligible training costs. Government funding cannot exceed two-thirds (2/3) of eligible training costs. Government funding cannot exceed a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year.


For employers seeking to train unemployed individuals:

The Government may fund up to 100% of the training costs; however government funding cannot exceed a maximum of $15,000 per trainee per fiscal year.






Eligible employers must be:

·        Individual employers and organizations acting on behalf of employers in both the private and non-profit sectors;

·        Aboriginal governments; or

·        Approved Crown Corporations.

Eligible employers must operate in Alberta and they must have a current or prospective employee, or unemployed individual, who needs training.  It is expected the individual will be hired or remain employed upon completion of the training. 




Eligible trainees must be:

·        Canadian citizens;

·        permanent residents; or

·        protected persons within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) entitled to work in Canada.


Training Providers:

Training providers must be third-party training providers accepted by the Minister.




Eligible training includes training:

·        Delivered by an accepted third-party trainer; and

·        Completed within 52 weeks of ministry approval.

Training costs:

Eligible training costs may include:

·        Tuition fees or fees charged by the third-party training provider;

·        Mandatory student fees;

·        Textbooks, software and other required materials;

·        Examination fees; and

·        A portion of permitted travel costs.