Emerging Priorities Stream
This stream supports communities experiencing workforce challenges or emerging opportunities that require skills training to address. Some reasons for the shift may be a new economic development opportunity or an ongoing transition in the local labour market that has resulted from an industry closure or expansion, a natural disaster such as a forest fire or a flood, or other conditions that have impacted employment in the community.
The CWRG program is not intended to meet the same needs as the B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG). Please carefully review the objective and criteria of the CWRG program before applying. If you are an employer looking to train new or current employees, the ETG program may be the right program for you. Please go to www.workbc.ca/bcemployertraininggrant
to learn more about the ETG program.
- Non-profit service providers
- Local governments
- Major employer in a community with a single resource economy; or
- Other relevant representatives supported by the community
- The maximum funding per application is $300,000
- The maximum funding per participant is $15,000 per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31)
This amount is cumulative across CWRG-funded projects within the same fiscal year
- Employment assistance services
- Skills training
- Financial support for participants
Unemployed, underemployed or precariously employed participants obtain full-time employment or become self-employed.
||PROJECT DELIVERY START DATES
|No longer accepting applications
||Jan 27, 2020 –
March 17, 2020
|April 1, 2020 –
Aug 31, 2020
||May 20, 2020 –
August 1, 2020*
|Sep 1, 2020 –
Dec 31, 2020
||Nov 2, 2020 –
Nov 30, 2020
|Jan 4, 2021 –
March 31, 2021
*applications received after July 15th may or may not be considered depending on funding availability.