Canada Student Grants
These grants help students and families manage the cost of post-secondary education are provided through a single program. Grants do not need to be paid back. Canada Student Grants are predictable, easy to apply for, and are provided to students at the beginning and in the middle of the school year.
The Canada Student Grants are available to students from most provinces and territories except the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Quebec which operate their own student financial assistance programs.
When you apply for a Canada Student Loan, your eligibility for most Canada Student Grants will automatically be assessed. You may be eligible to receive more than one grant simultaneously.
The following Canada Student Grants are available:
StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and special programs. It also has programs for borrowers who need help repaying their loans.
Adult basic education student assistance program
Programs for Students with Permanent Disabilities
Assistance program for Students with Permanent Disabilitie
B.C. Access Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilitie
B.C. Access Grant for Deaf Students
Learning Disability Assessment Bursary
B.C. Supplemental Bursary for Students with Disabilities
Assistive Technology British Columbia
Providing assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments useable for people with disabilities
BC College and Institute Library Services
BC College and Institute Library services provide accessible learning and teaching materials to students and instructors who cannot use conventional print because of disabilities.
DisabilityAwards.ca is your portal to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities studying at Canada’s colleges and universities.
Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our two campuses serve approximately 12,500 learners (8,600 full-time equivalents) registered in degree, diploma and certificate programs and a further 7,400 registrants in courses offered through our continuing education department. Each year Camosun welcomes over 800 Aboriginal students from 50 Nations including Métis and Inuit groups, and over 700 International students.
The Disability Resource Centre
The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) at Camosun College provides a wide range of services and educational accommodations to students with a documented disability. DRC faculty and staff are available on both campuses to arrange services and supports such as classroom and exam accommodations, accessibility assistance and to act as a resource for students, faculty and staff.
Aboriginal Youth Internship Program
The Aboriginal Youth Internship Program is a 12-month paid internship for Aboriginal youth residing in B.C., age 29 and under. Interns are placed in provincial government ministries for nine months and then in Aboriginal organizations for the last three months of their internship. Interns are supported by the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program staff (program lead, program coordinator, and program administrator), and supervisors and mentors in government ministries and Aboriginal organizations.
PROVINCIAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS
Employment and Labour Market Services
The Employment and Labour Market Services website is your one-stop information resource for employment programs and services available in British Columbia.
Labour Market Information for BC job Seekers and Employers
Under the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement, the province of British Columbia becomes responsible for provincial, regional and local Labour Market Information for BC. The Province, led by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development (ALMD), is developing a provincial LMI system to support job seekers, employers and government to make informed labour market decisions. The federal government continues to be responsible for national Labour Market Information.
Employment Assistance Services for Job Seeke
Employment Assistance Services help unemployed individuals prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Employment Assistance Services provide employment services for unemployed individuals who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and are legally entitled to work in British Columbia.
Employment Assistance Services Directory
Helps unemployed individuals prepare for, obtain and maintain employment
Skills Development for Job Seekers
Skills Development is an employment program that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them obtain the skills training they need to re-enter the labour market.
Targeted Wage Subsidies for Job Seekers
Targeted Wage Subsidies is an employment program that helps individuals who are experiencing difficulty finding work, by providing temporary wage subsidies to assist employers to hire them. Normally, the subsidy will lead to permanent employment.
Self-Employment for Job Seekers
Self-Employment is an employment program that provides financial assistance and entrepreneurial support to eligible individuals while they develop and implement their business plan.
Job Creation Partnerships for Job Seekers
Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that supports projects that provide eligible individuals with meaningful work experience to help them obtain on-going employment. Projects should benefit the participant, community and the local economy. However, the primary focus must be on helping the participant.
Job Bank is an easy to use, free job listing service that benefits employers, businesses and job seekers. Employers are able to advertise and manage their job postings free of charge at their own convenience. Job seekers will have access to innovative online tools and job postings to help them find the right job, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Apprentice Financial Supports under the Skills Development Program
Provides assistance to apprentices to complete their technical training (classroom) component of their apprenticeship program and attain certification and ultimately Red Seal endorsement.
Everything you need to grow your future in B.C. Use WorkBC to help clarify your direction, make decisions and take action toward your career, education and employment goals. If you’re an employer, you’ll find information on starting and growing your business and building and managing your workforce.
Journey into the Trades for Aboriginal people
Labour Market Agreement Training for Unemployed or Needing Skills Upgrading
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) with the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement (LMA) through partnerships with Aboriginal organization, employment and training centres and industry are providing support for Aboriginal people to enter into the trades.
Aboriginal Training for Employment Program
Helps unemployed Aboriginal people transition to employment through job-related training and support services
BladeRunners provides unemployed youth who have barriers to employment with job readiness skills, work experience/on-the-job training and ongoing support.
Bridging Employment Program (Bridging)
Helps abused women and former sex trade workers who have experienced violence and/or abuse to overcome barriers to independence or sustainable employment.
British Columbia Employment Program (BCEP)
Helps Income Assistance (IA) clients to increase job and life skills, enhance employability and become employed and independent.
Community Assistance Program (CAP)
Provides people with significant barriers to independence/employment with the opportunity to enhance their quality of life and to participate more fully in their communities (employment may or may not result).
Employer Sponsored Training Program (EST)
Helps employees acquire skills that will allow them to remain employed, or if they are laid off, that will shorten the period of unemployment. Does not provide financial assistance directly to individuals
Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities (EPPD)
The Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities assists persons with disabilities to achieve economic and social potential to the fullest extent possible. Program is voluntary and highly individualized.
Job Options BC
Program helps prepare unemployed people who are non-Employment Insurance clients for new employment or further training.
Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)
The Skilled Trades Employment Program provides support, training and work experience to unemployed people pursuing employment in a trade or trades-related occupation
Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW)
Provides unemployed older workers with a range of assistance to achieve employment
Employment Skills Access Program- Provides free access to skills training at public post-secondary institutions for entry/re-entry into the job market
- British Columbia Institute of Technology- http://www.bcit.ca/
- Camosun College- http://camosun.ca/
- Capilano University- http://www.capilanou.ca/
- College of New Caledonia- http://www.cnc.bc.ca/
- College of the Rockies- http://www.cotr.bc.ca/
- Douglas College- http://www.douglas.bc.ca/home.html
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University- http://www.kwantlen.ca/home.html
- Langara College- http://www.langara.bc.ca/
- Nicola Valley Institute of Technology- http://www.nvit.ca/default.htm
- North Island College- http://www.nlc.bc.ca/
- North West Community College- http://www.nwcc.bc.ca/
- Okanagan College- http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/site15.aspx
- Royal Roads University- http://www.royalroads.ca/
- Selkirk College- http://selkirk.ca/
- Simon Frazer University- http://www.sfu.ca/
- University of Northern British Columbia- http://www.unbc.ca/
- University of the Frazer Valley- http://www.ufv.ca/home.htm
- Vancouver Community College- http://www.vcc.ca/
- Vancouver Island University- http://www.viu.ca/
Women in Trades Training
Projects increase the participation of women in industry training programs in B.C
Women’s Mentorship Program- Provides mentorship to assist women to enter or re-enter the workforce
- Bridges for Women- http://bridgesforwomen.ca/
- The Minerva Foundation- http://www.theminervafoundation.com/
- YMCA- http://www.ywcavan.org/content/Connect_to_Success_Mentorship_Program/343
Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) Program
Tuition-free skills training for mining, exploration, and other resource industries delivered in a hands-on learning environment at a remote bush camp.
Youth Skills BC – Workplace Pilot Program
Helps unemployed youth to enhance their skills/employability through work experience with employers who receive an incentive to hire them and funding to train them.