Columbia Basin Trust Training Fee Support


The Training Fee Support program helps unemployed and underemployed people, and those temporarily laid off due to COVID-19, take short-term courses, online or in-person, that help them secure employment. This program provides up to $1,000 for tuition.

People that are self-employed, plus workers who need to diversify their skills to adapt to businesses that have modified their products or services due to COVID-19 are eligible.

This program also provides 75 percent of the training costs, up to $7,500 for a specialized training bursary where there is an identified skills shortage and high labour demand in the Columbia Basin. Now includes early childhood education, health care and agriculture related certification. The following are eligible specialized skills training areas:

  • Agriculture Work or Related Certification
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Forestry Work
  • Health Care Aide
  • Health Care Clerk
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Office/Business Administration
  • Prep Cook
  • Programming and Coding
  • Security Guard/Officer

Special Requirements

Last updated: September 1, 2020