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Aboriginal Business & Entrepreneurship Skills Training

Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST) provides a 12-part training series at no charge to participants in Aboriginal communities across B.C. Learn more

Adult Literacy

For over 20 years non-profit organizations, in partnership with post-secondary education institutions, have been supported by the province to provide programs to adults wishing to improve their literacy. Learn more

Adult Upgrading Grant

The Adult Upgrading Grant helps adults demonstrating financial need who are enrolled in skills upgrading, education and training courses. Learn more

B.C. Access Grant

The B.C. Access Grant for labour market priorities provides grant funding to encourage students with financial need to attend targeted high priority programs at eligible B.C. public post-secondary institutions. Learn more 

B.C. Apprentice Program

Apprentices who meet Employment Insurance (EI) client eligibility requirements are eligible for financial supports through the program while participating in the classroom technical training components of their apprenticeship training. Learn more 

B.C. Completion Grant for Graduates

The B.C. Completion Grant for Graduates is designed to help reduce British Columbia student loan debt upon graduation. Learn more 

B.C. Loan Forgiveness Program

Recent graduates in select in-demand professions can have their B.C. student loans forgiven by agreeing to work at publicly funded health care facilities in underserved communities in B.C., or working with children in areas where there is an identified shortage in B.C. Learn more 

B.C. Repayment Assistance Plan

The Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP) helps you manage your Canada Student Loan and B.C. Student Loan debt by reducing your monthly payment and allowing you to pay back what you can reasonably afford. Learn more 

B.C. School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program

The B.C. School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program provides fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to public and First Nations schools throughout B.C. Learn more 

B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant

Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the Government of B.C. will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG). Learn more

Blueprint Builder

Blueprint Builder connects British Columbians with great tools and resources to help choose a career, access education and funding, or find a job. Learn more 

Canada - B.C. Job Grant

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The Grant assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training, with the employer contributing one-third of the cost of training. Learn more


CommunityLINK (Learning Includes Nutrition and Knowledge) funding is designed to support the academic achievement and social functioning of vulnerable students. Learn more 


EducationPlannerBC helps learners make well informed decisions about their education and career options. Learn more

Education Curriculum

The B.C. Ministry of Education is moving to a new curriculum that will teach students the basics or reading, writing and arithmetic while ensuring they learn the collaboration and communication skills they need to succeed after graduating. Learn more 

First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program

The First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program provides funding to students of Aboriginal ancestry to help support their post secondary education. Learn more


The LearnNowBC portal offers free services that support student-centered learning for K-12 students, adult learners, parents and educators. Learn more

Open Textbooks 

The Open Textbooks Project reduces student costs through free access to openly licensed textbooks. Learn more 

Parent Tax Credits

British Columbia has a package of tax credits for parents worth up to $1,500 per child available to help B.C. families with costs like fitness programs, fitness equipment, and arts programs for children. Learn more 

Single Parent Employment Initiative

The Single Parent Employment Initiative helps eligible single parents receiving income and disability assistance enter the workforce by covering costs for career training, childcare and transit. Learn more

StrongStart BC

Participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in play-based early learning activities – including stories, music and art. Learn more 

StudentAid BC

StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, scholarships, and other programs. Learn more 

WelcomeBC helps ensure new British Columbians are able to settle, gain employment, become active members of their communities, and contribute fully to the social and economic prosperity of B.C. Learn more

Youth Educational Assistance Fund 

The Youth Educational Assistance Fund provides educational grants of up to $5,500 to former B.C. youth in care students between 19 and 24 years of age. Learn more