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April 20, 2022

Manitoba Government Commits $10 Million for Canada-Manitoba Job Grant to Address Workforce Training Needs

The Manitoba government has opened the first of two intake periods for the 2022-23 Canada–Manitoba Job Grant, with a total budget of $10 million, to support Manitoba’s workforce training needs, Economic Development, Investment and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.

“Our government recognizes the increased need for employers to hire and train new workers, retrain returning workers and upgrade the skills of existing workers, as businesses continue their post-COVID-19 economic recovery,” said Cullen. “This year’s investment provides an additional $2 million in funding over the 2021-22 grant allocation.”

The Canada–Manitoba Job Grant provides funding to address an employer’s workforce training needs. Employers can apply for up to $10,000 per employee, with an overall maximum of $100,000. Employers with 100 or fewer employees can receive 75 per cent of eligible training costs and employers with more than 100 employees can receive 50 per cent of eligible training costs. To qualify, the training must be delivered by a third-party trainer.

Eligible training costs include:

  • tuition fees;
  • mandatory student fees;
  • textbooks, software and other required materials;
  • exam fees; and
  • travel costs for the training of individuals in northern and remote communities.

The minister noted this investment, for which funding was received from the Government of Canada through Labour Market Transfer Agreements, will contribute to the development of a modern, agile and technologically proficient workforce.

The application process has been streamlined to make it easier for applicants to apply. The second intake period will open in August 2022.

For more information on the Canada–Manitoba Job Grant and to access the application form, visit

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