Indigenous Communities Stream

The Indigenous Communities Stream provides funding to communities for the skills training and supports needed to meet local labour market needs.
 
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:

  • Indigenous governments, such as First Nations
  • Indigenous organizations that serve First Nations, Métis or Inuit people
Please refer to the Indigenous Communities Stream Criteria for a complete list of eligibility requirements.
 

Funding:

  • 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

Supported Activities:

  • Employment assistance services
  • Skills training
  • Financial support for participants

Expected Outcome:

Unemployed or underemployed Indigenous participants obtain full-time employment or become self-employed.
 

Current Status:
 

 INTAKES STATUS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS PROJECT DELIVERY START DATES
2020/21
Intake 1
No longer accepting applications Jan 27, 2020 –
March 17, 2020
April 1, 2020 – 
Aug 31, 2020
2020/21
Intake 2
Apply now May 20, 2020 – 
Aug 1, 2020*
Sep 1, 2020 –
Dec 31, 2020
2020/21
Intake 3
Not started 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.