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Canada-B.C. partnership to train British Columbians for jobs in urban areas

The federal and B.C. governments have provided more than $10 million to various post-secondary institutions and service providers in the province to deliver a wide range of skills training projects to up to 1,713 British Columbians for jobs in B.C. towns and cities.

These training projects are part of the 2016-17 Employer-Sponsored Training stream under the Canada-B.C. Job Fund. In total, the governments have provided more than $12 million for 49 training projects in 2016-17 to train approximately 2,000 British Columbians through the Canada-B.C. Job Fund Agreement.

For more information about the programs below, please contact the service providers directly.

Kootenay region:

  • College of the Rockies: Wildland firefighting and silviculture training in Cranbrook

Lower Mainland/Southwest region:

  • Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS): Building service worker training program in Vancouver
  • Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC): Fire protection technician project-based training program in Surrey, Burnaby and Langley
  • BC Alliance for Manufacturing: Communication in the workplace in the Lower Mainland
  • BC Alliance for Manufacturing: Industrial sewing technical skills foundation in the Lower Mainland
  • Construction Industry Training Network: Local Solutions: Supporting B.C.-based training of new ironworkers in Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver
  • BC Restaurant and Food Services Association: Trained for Success in Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society (EMBERS): Construction safety officer training through OFA 2 and CSO training certification in Vancouver
  • EMBERS: Hoist operator training in Vancouver and Langley
  • EMBERS: Traffic control person training in Vancouver and Coquitlam
  • Electrical Joint Training Committee Society (EJTC): Pathways to Electrical Careers in Metro Vancouver
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU): Data networking technician in Surrey
  • KPU: Low-voltage wiring technician training in Surrey
  • MOSAIC: Care aide training for employment in Metro Vancouver
  • Native Education College (NEC): Aboriginal software tester training project in Vancouver
  • Secwepemc Cultural/Education Society: Basic security training in Chilliwack (also in Merritt and Kamloops) 
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.: Training for jobs in information and communications technology in Metro Vancouver
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.: Training for jobs in office administration in Metro Vancouver
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.: Training for jobs in retail in Metro Vancouver  
  • Tradeworks Training Society: Wood products fabrication training in Vancouver
  • UA Piping Industry College: Skills training in the piping trades in Delta
  • Vancouver Community College (VCC): Building service worker training program in Vancouver
  • VCC: Entry to Hospitality Careers for Women program in Vancouver
  • VCC: Office assistant training program in Vancouver
  • YMCA of Greater Vancouver: YMCA building maintenance program in Vancouver and surrounding areas
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver: administration essentials in Metro Vancouver

Northeast region:

  • Canadian Vocational Training Centre: Cooking Up Jobs in Prince George (also in Kelowna)
  • Metis Nation British Columbia (MNBC): Professional log truck operator in Prince George and Fort St. James

Thompson-Okanagan region:

  • BC Association of Abattoirs: Abattoir processor training in Kamloops/Westwold
  • Canadian Vocational Training Centre: Cooking Up Jobs in Kelowna
  • Okanagan College: Fast Track to Office Training program in Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Chase, Vernon and Penticton
  • Secwepemc Cultural/Education Society: Basic security training in Merritt and Kamloops
  • Thompson Rivers University (TRU) school of trades and technology: TRU enriched construction craft worker in Kamloops

Vancouver Island/Coast region:

  • Camosun College: Enhanced security guard training in Greater Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox Valley and Port Alberni
  • Camosun College: Multi-industry skills training program in Greater Victoria
  • Excel Career College: Aquaculture technician in Duncan and Campbell River
  • Opportunities Career Services Society: Community support worker certification project in Campbell River and areas
  • Vancouver Island University: Building service worker in Greater Victoria, Cowichan, Powell River, Nanaimo, Campbell River and Port Alberni