An Apprentice is someone who is registered in an Industry Training Authority (ITA) approved training program. Apprentices who meet Employment Insurance (EI) client eligibility requirements are eligible for WorkBC Apprentice Services Financial Supports while participating in the classroom technical training components of their apprenticeship training. Most Apprentices will have an employer sponsor with whom they are completing the on-the-job components of their apprentice training.
Historically, approximately 80% of Apprentices applying for financial supports have not required case management services through an Employment Counsellor. In WorkBC Apprentice Services, this is expected to continue and these Apprentices will be served through the Online Employment Services.