Financial support sources specifically tailored for BC’s Apprentice and Trades students are listed here.
Work BC: has created a ‘one-stop shop’ where apprentices and employers can find out about apprenticeship financial support sources available for them both provincially and federally. Click to Work BC Apprentice Financial Support Section.
Comprehensive information on Federal Government support for Apprentices in the form of Grants, Loans and EI can be found at Government of Canada Apprentice Support Programs. Starting in January 2015, Apprentices can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training. Interest charges and repayment of the Canada Apprentice Loan will not begin until after recipients complete or terminate their apprenticeship training program.
Industry Training Authority support sources:
Students are encouraged to contact a training institution of interest where knowledgeable staff can answer your questions on financial aid, registration procedures and training options. Consortium member institution links appear at the bottom of this site’s Home page.