Employment Skills Access Initiative

BC_Labour_Market_Programs_headerEmployment Skills Access Initiative

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)
  • Expand/Collapse
  • Aboriginal Training and Employment Program (ATEP)
  • Expand/Collapse
  • BladeRunners
  • Expand/Collapse
  • 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:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: