B.C. Custody Work Programs

You will be expected to work while you serve your sentence. A wide range of work programs are available to you. 

They help you develop practical job skills that may assist you when you go back into the community. 

Programs provided by the British Columbia Corrections include:

  • Kitchen crew
  • Building maintenance
  • Framing, drywall, painting and construction
  • Horticulture
  • Eradication of invasive weeds on Crown lands
  • Removal of brush along highways
  • Electrical course
  • Tree farm
  • Bicycle mechanic certification
  • Fish hatchery
  • Tailor shop
  • Forest fire suppression and maintenance of fire hose equipment
  • Food Safe™ certification
  • First aid
  • WHMIS certification (workplace hazardous materials information system)
  • H2SO (one-day course that certifies students to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry)