Financial support sources specifically tailored for BC’s Apprentice and Trades students are listed here.
The BC Access Grant for Labour Market Priorities (BCAG-LMP) provides non-repayable funding to encourage students to attend targeted high-priority programs at public post-secondary institutions. The grant will provide up to $16,400 towards supporting a student’s education in the trades. For an up-to-date list of eligible “in-demand” programs and public post-secondary institutions, please visit StudentAidBC’s BCAG-LMP web-page.
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.
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.