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Canada BC Job Fund

Employment Services and Supports Programs

ITA partners with community service providers, training providers, and Indigenous communities across BC to deliver pre-apprenticeship training under the Employment Services and Supports program.  These entry level (pre-apprenticeship) trades exploration, training and employment services are targeted to eligible individuals who are under-represented in the trades (Indigenous, Women, Immigrants, Youth). The programs are also available for other eligible British Columbians facing barriers to entering trades occupations. These services are funded through the Canada-BC Job Fund Agreement (CFJ).

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Indigenous in Trades Training Programs


Women in Trades Training Programs


General Programs - Indigenous, Immigrants, Women and other eligible BC residents

Funding Eligibility

The CJF Programs may be right for you if you are:
  1. Unemployed and have not collected or been eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) over the past three years (or five years for receipt of maternity/parental benefits); or
  2. Employed individuals working equal to or less than 20 hours per week, in which case, an individual is considered Unemployed. An individual who is working for no wages (i.e. volunteering) is not considered employed.
All CJF eligible participants must also meet the following requirements:
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Living in BC
  • Not a full-time post-secondary student
  • Not a high school student
  • Not participating in another Canada-British Columbia Job Fund Agreement-funded program