Look into B.C. programs and services that help people gain skills and find employment. Check if you qualify under their eligibility requirements.
- Aboriginal Business Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST)
- Aboriginal Training and Employment Program (ATEP)
- Employment Skills Access Initiative
Provides tuition-free, group-based training at public post-secondary institutions around B.C. to prepare eligible participants for entry/re-entry into the labour force.
Duration: 3 weeks to 9 months (varies by institution and training program)
- Training programs offered through this initiative are based on local/regional labour market priorities.
- In most cases, training programs prepare participants for entry-level employment in an industry, sector or occupation currently experiencing, or expected to experience, a labour or skills shortage.
- Unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Not a student at time of enrolment
Contact the institution(s) in your area for more information about ESA training programs:
- British Columbia Institute of Technology (http://www.bcit.ca/)
- Camosun College (http://www.camosun.ca/)
- Capilano University (http://www.capilanou.ca/)
- College of New Caledonia (http://www.cnc.bc.ca/)
- College of the Rockies (http://www.cotr.bc.ca/)
- Douglas College (http://www.douglas.bc.ca/)
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University (http://www.kwantlen.ca/)
- Langara College (http://www.langara.bc.ca/)
- Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (http://www.nvit.ca/)
- North Island College (http://www.nic.bc.ca/)
- Northern Lights College (http://www.nlc.bc.ca/)
- Northwest Community College (http://www.nwcc.bc.ca/)
- Okanagan College (http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/)
- Royal Roads University (http://www.royalroads.ca/)
- Selkirk College (http://www.selkirk.ca/)
- Simon Fraser University (http://www.sfu.ca/)
- Thompson Rivers University (http://www.tru.ca/)
- University of Northern British Columbia (http://www.unbc.ca/)
- University of the Fraser Valley (http://www.ufv.ca/)
- Vancouver Community College (http://www.vcc.ca/)
- Vancouver Island University (http://www.viu.ca/)