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Sean Leslie

Media Relations
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
250 356-1670


Partnerships vital to employment project
  • Employer partners currently involved in the heavy industrial manufacturing training program include:
    • Cascade Aerospace
    • Atlas Sign & Awning
    • RMS Ross Corp.
    • Clean Energy Compression
    • Lustre Products
    • Plascon Plastics Corp
    • Ironside Design Manufacturing
    • Sandel Foods, Southern Irrigation
    • Soprema Cam
    • Tran Co.
    • Westeck Windows
    • BW Global Structures
    • Vancouver Water
    • Tidy Steel Fab
    • Advanced Flow Systems
    • Accent Stainless Steel
    • Reliable Tube Inc.
    • Paramount Components
    • Langley Concrete
    • Simalex Manufacturing
    • Vitrum Industries
    • Vantage Foods Flexiforce
    • North American Trailer
    • Dura-Ramp TerraLink Horticulture
    • Rimex Supply Ltd.
    • Tycrop Manufacturing Ltd.
    • Vanderpol’s Eggs
    • IGN Systems
    • Cam Tran Pacific Ltd.
    • Innovative Circuit Technology
    • Phantom Screens
    • Integro Building Systems
    • Jexcar-North American Trailers
  • Local WorkBC Employment Services Centres play a lead role in connecting eligible job seekers to Job Creation Partnership and Project-Based Labour Market Training opportunities in their communities. Once the right match of client to project has been found, the effort of the WorkBC centre continues by providing financial supports and services to ensure success.
  • In 2016-17, the ministry has committed to investing $331 million in employment and labour market programs under the Employment Program of BC.
  • The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada through the Labour Market Development Agreement.
  • Funding supports 84 WorkBC Employment Services Centres throughout the province and the four components of the Community and Employer Partnerships fund:
    • Job Creation Partnerships
    • Labour Market Partnerships
    • Project-Based Labour Market Training
    • Research and Innovation

Who is eligible for Community and Employer Partnerships Funding?

  • Businesses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Crown corporations
  • Municipalities, agencies or territorial governments
  • Bands/tribal councils
  • Public health and educational institutions