How to apply

Attention Apprentice Applicants
Thank you for your interest in Apprentice Training Supports. We will be upgrading our online application system between March 28 and April 1, 2019. If you have apprentice training that starts after April 1st, please begin the online application process after this date. For questions about the upgrade, contact

The Apprentice Training Supports Online is a simple, confidential way to find services and financial assistance to support your apprenticeship training. Visit apprentice training supports online services to:

  • learn what kind of support is available
  • assess your eligibility for financial assistance
  • apply for financial support – quickly, easily and securely
Apply here
Access existing application 

Important additional information is available about Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC) Apprentice Financial Supports:

  • If you are a training provider, you’ll find more information on the application process and your role and responsibilities in our Notice to Training Providers.

For eligible Apprentices, the process to apply for financial supports is as follows:

  1. To begin your online application, visit
  2. When prompted, use your BCeID to login and start your application
    • If you don't have a BCeID, you can register for one by following the links provided in the online application
  3. Once you have completed the questions, submit your application - your application will then be sent to the appropriate WorkBC Employment Services Centre
  4. Four weeks before your course start date you will receive an email notification regarding EI Reference Code, be sure check your junk mail if you don't see it in your inbox
    • If you do not receive an email four weeks before you course start date, please contact your nearest WorkBC Employment Services Centre for assistance. You can locate one by using our interactive map
  5. Once you have received the email, login in with your BCeID at to retreive your EI Reference Code
  6. To apply for employment insurance (EI), visit the Service Canada website at and click on the 'apply for employment insurance' link. You will need to have your EI Reference Code ready to complete the Ei application process
  7. Once you have begun your training course, your training institution will inform your WorkBC Employment Services Centre that you are in attendance. Once this has been confirmed, you will receive a notification that your application is being processed
  8. ​Your WorkBC Employment Services Centre will contact you regarding the results of your eligibility for financial supports
  9. ​If at any time you have questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact your WorkBC Employment Services Centre

Related Documents


Notice to Apprentices.pdf

Notice to Training Providers.pdf

Step by step guide to applying for Apprentice Supports.pdf