Professional Development Funding


Learn how to submit for PD funding from the Alberta Government



CDA and CDW Funding

If you have questions about PD funding for CDA or CDW certifications, you can contact Alberta Children’s Services (403) 297-6100


Supplementary Form B
Professional Development Grant Funding Application Form


CDS Funding

Applications for PD funding for CDS’s must be submitted prior to the start date of the training.




A Reflection Form must be filled out after the training or funding will be denied.


PD Funding Application Form


PD Funding Fact Sheet


Reflection Form



The Canada-Alberta Job Grant


The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their employee(s) for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.

Eligible employers are required to contribute a minimum of one-third of the total training costs for existing employees. Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. If hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.


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


tuition fees or instructional fees charged by the training provider
mandatory student fees
examination fees
textbooks or software
other required materials directly relevant to the training course and distinct from materials required to run the employer’s business
eligible travel cost for participant and trainers (outside of Edmonton and Calgary) when training is over 100km one way for small and medium-sized organizations


Application Guide


To find out more about funding eligibility & how to apply visit: