Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant Program Meeting the Challenge with Increased Provincial Funding

Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant Program Meeting the Challenge with Increased Provincial Funding

Released on March 31, 2017

The Government of Saskatchewan’s 2017-18 Budget provides an additional $1 million in funding from the province to the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant, for a total of $7.393 million.

This employer-driven program provides eligible employers with financial support to train recruits or their existing employees for new or better jobs in their organizations.

Since its introduction in 2014, the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant has provided $10.191 million in funding to meet the workforce needs of employers.  Employers provide one-third of the training costs, while the federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds.

“The Government of Saskatchewan has identified workforce education and training as a core priority in our economic agenda,” Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “Our increased investments in the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant program directly address employer needs.  The funding will allow more employers to collaborate with training partners to meet their specific workforce needs.”

To better meet employer needs, applications will be accepted in phases this year.  The first phase will run from April 1 to August 31, 2017.  Employers with training start dates within this period may apply to the program during this phase.  Details on the next phase will be communicated before the end of phase one.

“Dividing the program into phases will provide employers more opportunities to apply to the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant throughout the 2017-18 program year,” Harrison said.  “Having more qualified workers in the labour market will help Saskatchewan capture new economic opportunities and meet the challenges that come with growth.”

For more information, or to apply to the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant, visit the program page at


For more information, contact:

Deb Young
Phone: 306-787-4765

Canada Job Grant can help businesses pay for employee training

Canada Job Grant can help businesses pay for employee training


VICTORIA – B.C. Feb 6th,2015 businesses have an important financial tool to help them connect employees with training that can help boost productivity and the bottom line: the Canada – British Columbia Job Grant.


Launched last fall, the Canada – B.C. Job Grant provides two-thirds the cost of training a new or existing employee – up to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per employee. The employer is required to contribute one-third of the training costs.


Requiring employers to pitch in helps ensure the training leads to guaranteed jobs.


The Canada – B.C. Job Grant is a flexible program that will help ensure British Columbians can find their fit in our growing and strong economy.



The grant is part of the $65-million Canada-British Columbia Job Fund Agreement provided by government of Canada. Since launching in October 2014, hundreds of B.C. businesses have applied for the grant from throughout the province, representing a vast array of sectors including health care, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting.


For the latest updates, fac tsheets and instructions on how to apply, go

    • Employers determine what kind of training is needed.
    • Employers can choose qualified third-party providers to deliver it.
    • All private-sector and not-for-profit organizations, with plans to train workers for a new or better job in B.C., are eligible to apply.
    • If an organization has more than one worker to train, employers can apply for multiple grants on one application.

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize the first Canada Job Grant awarded in Nova Scotia

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize the first Canada Job Grant awarded in Nova Scotia

February 2015 – Onslow, Nova Scotia – Employment and Social Development Canada Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Democratic Reform, along with MLA Terry Farrell, on behalf of the Honourable Kelly Regan, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education for Nova Scotia, today recognized Fowler Construction Services Limited, a construction company in Truro, one of many Nova Scotia businesses to receive funding through the Canada Job Grant.

Fowler Construction Services, a small company with eight employees, will receive over $16,000 through the Canada Job Grant. This will allow the company to provide Gold Seal Certification training to three current employees. Fowler Construction Services is investing an additional $6,372. It is expected that this training program will support the company to build the in-house competencies needed to achieve its goals of increased efficiency, productivity and profitability.

The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. It is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions. By requiring employers to partner in training investments, the Canada Job Grant will result in skills training that leads to guaranteed jobs.

The Canada Job Grant provides up to $15,000 per person for training costs, such as tuition and training materials, which includes up to $10,000 in federal contributions. Nova Scotia delivers the Canada Job Grant through its existing Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI). WIPSI is a funding incentive designed to encourage employers to invest in employee skills through training to improve productivity and innovation.

Nova Scotia is accepting employer applications for the Canada Job Grant. Employers are encouraged to apply at


Quick Facts

  • According to BuildForce Canada, Nova Scotia’s construction industry will need to step up efforts to attract more young people, as more than 6 000 workers are planning to retire over the next 10 years.
  • According to the provincial occupational forecasting system, health related occupations in Nova Scotia are expected to increase the fastest with 1 128 positions being created from 2011 to 2016.
  • By 2017–18, over $7.9 million per year will be available for the Canada Job Grant in Nova Scotia.