While you are enrolled in trades training there are many financial supports available to help you pay for tuition, tools, equipment and living expenses. Services include the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and the provincial and federal governments.
Industry Training Authority
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates BC’s skilled trades system. Visit the ITA website for information on funding support available to help under-represented groups establish a career in trades. You may qualify for:
BC Apprenticeship Financial Support Program
WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia, helping people find jobs, explore career options and improve skills.
For more details on apprenticeship financial support available, including:
- Employment Program of BC Apprentice Financial Supports
- BC Access Grant for Labour Market Priorities
- Training Tax Credit
- travel & living away support
- maintaining EI eligibility while in technical training
WorkBC also offers apprenticeship services and supports. Visit WorkBC Apprenticeship Services.
Government of Canada Apprentice Support Programs
Through Employment and Social Development Canada, the federal government provides support for apprentices to complete their training in a Red Seal trade.
For information on supports for apprenticeship training, including:
- Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
- Apprenticeship Completion Grant
- Canada Apprentice Loan
Visit Employment and Social Development Canada