Funding and Grant Opportunities for Class 1 MELT

Training providers set their own costs for B.C. Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT). You may eligible to receive assistance paying for the training from government programs such as:

For more information and for approved providers who deliver MELT training in B.C. go to ICBC.

Funding for Training

WorkBC Centre Services

  • Eligible job seekers can find support through a WorkBC Centre
  • Eligible clients can receive support to acquire training to meet their individual employment goals. Your WorkBC Centre will help you identify what supports and services you are eligible to receive
  • Supports can include help with training tuition costs
  • Tuition is capped at $7,500

Learn more about WorkBC Centre Services

Indigenous Skills and Employment Training

  • The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program helps Indigenous people build their skills and find employment
  • In B.C., 23 organizations provide ISET programs, services, and funding

Learn more about the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training

Funding Grants

BC Employer Training Grant

  • Provides funding to employers to support skills training for their new or current employees
  • May provide funding for owners and operators, including contractors, to upgrade their skills
  • Depending on the funding stream, employers can receive between 60% and 100% of the cost of training
  • Applications are submitted online throughout the year

Learn more about the BC Employer Training Grant

Community Workforce Response Grant

  • Provides funding for communities and sectors to respond to emerging and urgent labour market needs
  • Funding supports in-demand skills training that leads to secure and sustainable employment for unemployed and precariously employed British Columbians
  • Participants can receive supports such as childcare and transportation
  • Applications are submitted online throughout the year

Learn more about the Community Workforce Response Grant