Looking for help to cover the costs of professional development in your organization? 

The following is testament of a spa owner who applied for the Canada Alberta Job Grant for 10 employees from her business to take the Indian Head Massage training. 

"This was my first time applying for any type of government grant since owning my business. The application guide was very informative and the application process was easy to work through.  I encourage other businesses who are interested in receiving the grant to apply for it." MP - Cactus Club Salon and Spa - Okotoks. 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will cover 2/3 of your training costs – up to $10,000 per employee per year. Each employer can access up to $300,000 per fiscal year.

Both the  NATURAL FACE LIFT MASSAGE TRAINING and the INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE TRAINING meet the criteria for the Canada Aberta Job Grant.

What does that look like in real dollars?


THE INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE TRAINING FEE of $450 is reduced to $153.00 PP

Each Staff person can be trained for just over $400 PP for both these courses. 

What is the Canada-Alberta Job Grant?

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is an employer-driven training program. This means that employers decide on who gets training and what type of training may be needed for new and existing employees. Employers are required to use a third-party training provider to deliver the formal training either onsite, online, or in a classroom setting.

Find out more at Alberta Canada Job Grant. 

To connect with the Canada-Alberta Job Grant processing centre:

Phone: 780-638-9424 (in Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-855-638-9424
Email: jobgrant@gov.ab.ca

The staff are very helpful and will guide you through the grant application process. 

Who can apply?

Any employer in Alberta from either a private or non-profit organization.

Who can take the training?

  • New or existing employees who will fill current or future job vacancies
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents

What training is eligible? 

Any training is eligible as long as it is:

  • 24 hours and over in length delivered by a third-party trainer
  • Training that does not replace prior training investments or regular operational training
  • Completed within 52 weeks of training program start date
  • Results in some sort of credential (record of completion, certificate, grade, etc.)
  • Training must start within six months after receiving approval

What training costs are eligible for funding? 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is available for direct training costs only, including:

  • Tuition 
  • Books and supplies
  • Mandatory Fees

How much do employers contribute to the cost of training? 

Eligible employers are required to contribute one-third of the total training costs. Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee.

How does applying for the grant work? 

Before applying, review the Canada-Alberta Job Grant Applicant Guide:.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant Applicant Guide (PDF)

There are three steps in the grant application process.

You will find all the forms at Alberta Canada Job Grant. 

  1. Employers complete and submit the CAJG Application and Trainee Forms. Once the application form has been dated and signed, applicants may register and pay for training.
  2. Following the approval of the application and after training has been paid for, employers submit a CAJG Training Reimbursement Form along with applicable receipts. Employers are then reimbursed for one-third of the training costs.
  3. Upon training completion, a CAJG Training Completion Form will be submitted to the Government of Alberta and an additional one-third of training costs will be reimbursed. The remaining one-third of training costs is the employer share.

Ensure you submit your application at least 30 days before training course start date. Only training courses that are approved before they start will be funded by the CAJG.