Employers can apply to the Albertan Jobs Now program to cover wages or training costs of hiring unemployed or underemployed workers in new or vacant positions. This funding will help employers re-open or expand their operations.
Unemployed or underemployed
If you are unemployed or working fewer than 30 hours a week and looking for a new job, let potential employers know they can apply for the Alberta Jobs Now program to cover wages and training costs if they hire you. Workers cannot apply for the program directly.
Albertans with disabilities
Employers who hire persons with disabilities will receive a grant 1.5 times higher than the amount they would receive for other employees. 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 served basis.
To ensure you meet the program eligibility requirements, review the Alberta Jobs Now pre-screening questionnaire (PDF, 103 KB).