June 23, 2016

On June 7th, government announced a new partnership designed to increase skills training opportunities for small businesses in BC: “British Columbia’s small business owners can now receive one-on-one expert assistance to help them successfully access training funds from the Canada-B.C. Job Grant program thanks to a new partnership with Small Business BC.”

Business owners can apply to the Canada-B.C. Job Grant to cover two-thirds of the costs of skills training for new or current employees to a maximum of $10,000 for each employee trained per fiscal year. In addition, employers may qualify for up to 100% of costs if the training results in the company hiring a person who was unemployed, up to a maximum of $15,000 for each future employee.

Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees looking to train or hire staff who find it a challenging and expensive part of expanding their operations will benefit from this partnership.

Applications are now open for training that starts on or before Sept. 30, 2016.

For more information about the Canada-BC Job Grant please visit: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/Canada-BC-Job-Grant.aspx

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