Financial support sources specifically tailored for BC’s Apprentice and Trades students are listed here.
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:
For students already enrolled in an ITA-approved apprentice program that wish to apply to receive apprentice financial support via WorkBC, watch this how-to video Apprentice Online Portal Walkthrough for BC Apprentices to learn the steps to apply.
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.