The Alberta Jobs Now program provides private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work.
Employers can apply for Jobs Now funding to offset the cost of hiring and training Albertans in new or vacant positions.
Alberta Jobs Now supports our province’s recovery, helping businesses re-open or grow their workforce
giving Albertans an opportunity to gain the skills they need in today’s job market.
Read testimonials from employers who have received support through the Alberta Jobs Now program.
Third intake closed at 4:15 MDT on June 30, 2022.
First intake closed on July 23, 2021
Second intake closed on December 17, 2021
Third intake closed on June 30, 2022
Private sector businesses and non-profit organizations across all industries can apply for funding to reduce the costs of hiring and training Albertans.
Additional funding is available for hiring persons with disabilities and those who have unemployed for at least 27 consecutive weeks prior to being hir.
apply for a grant to offset salary or training costs, or both, equal to:
25% of a new hire’s salary up to $25,000 per employee
37.5% of the new hire’s salary up to $37,500 per employee with a disability
37.5% of the new hire’s salary up to $37,500 per employee who was previously unemploy more than 27 consecutive weeks prior to being hir
apply for up to 10 new hires for the third intake:
intake 1: May 20 to July 23, 2021
intake 2: November 10 until December 17, 2021
new positions hired on or after December 17, 2021 (the closing date of intake 2) are eligible for third-intake application
choose to have funding issued in 1 or 2 payments:
up to 100% of the grant after new hires have employ for 52 weeks
half of the eligible grant paid when the new hires have been employ for 3 months
the other half paid when the new hires have employ for 52 weeks
New businesses and organizations establish within 6 months prior to application will receive 25% of fund at 3 months and 75% at 52 weeks.
For more information, read the Alberta Jobs Now Program Application Guidelines.
If you applied for intake 3 (June 3, 2022 to June 30, 2022), read the application guidelines for the third intake period.
Benefit to Albertans
Employers can apply to the Albertan Jobs Now program to cover wages or training costs of hiring workers in new or vacant positions.
This funding will help employers re-open or expand their operations.
Unemployed or underemployed
If you are unemploy or underemploy and looking for a new job, let potential employers know they can apply for the Alberta Jobs Now program to cover wages and train costs if they hire you.
Workers cannot apply for the program directly.
Employers who hire an individual unemploy for at least 27 consecutive weeks prior to be hired will receive a grant 1.5 times higher than amount for other employees.
Albertans with disabilities
If you have a disability and are looking for work, you can let employers know they can receive extra grant money through the Alberta Jobs Now Program if they hire you.
Private sector businesses and non-profit organizations in Alberta can apply.
Applications will be assessed on a first come, first serv basis.