Emerging Priorities Stream

This stream supports communities undergoing a significant shift in the local labour market. Some reasons for the shift may be 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.
 
Note: 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.
 
Eligible applicants:
  • Non-profit service providers
  • Local governments
  • Unions
  • Major employers in a community with a single resource economy; or
  • Other relevant representatives supported by the community
Please refer to the Emerging Priorities Stream Criteria for a complete list of eligibility requirements.
 
Funding:
 
The maximum funding per application is $300,000. The maximum for each participant is $15,000 per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

Supported activities:
  • Employment assistance services
  • Skills training
  • Financial support for participants
Expected outcome:
 
Unemployed, underemployed or precariously employed participants obtain full-time employment or become self-employed.
 
Current status:
 
 INTAKES STATUS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DELIVERY START DATES
2019/20
Intake 1
Open* December 3, 2018** April 1, 2019 – 
August 31, 2019
2019/20
Intake 2
Not started June 3, 2019** September 1, 2019 –
December 31, 2019
*Assessment of may take up to 60 calendar days.
**Once subscription targets have been met for the intake period, the stream will close.