Skills Training for Economic Recovery Stream

This stream supports the StrongerBC Economic Plan. It is designed to provide short-term occupational skills training to people so they can access and develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to quickly secure sustainable employment.

Note: The Community Workforce Response Grant program is not intended to meet the same needs as the B.C. Employer Training Grant. Please carefully review the objective and criteria of the Community Workforce Response Grant program before applying. If you are an employer looking to train new or current employees, the Employer Training Grant program may be the right program for you. Please visit the Employer Training Grant website to learn more about this program.

The Community Workforce Response Grant is also not intended to meet the needs for those requiring adult upgrading, English language skills, literacy training or basic essential skills. Please visit WorkBC - Essential Skills and Literacy and Skills Training for Employment for resource and program information.

Eligible Applicants:

Please refer to the Skills Training for Economic Recovery Stream Criteria for a complete list of eligibility requirements. 

  • The maximum funding per participant is $8,000. See “Eligible Costs” section of the stream criteria for further details regarding trades and regulated training. 
  • Eligible costs include skills training, employment support services, participant financial supports, and up to 10% of the total costs of project delivery to support project administration.

Expected Outcome:
Projects are intended to help people gain job-related skills in order to take advantage of current and emerging job opportunities and secure sustainable employment as quickly as possible.  

Current Status:

No longer accepting applications June 9, 2022 – 
December 30, 2022 (4:30pm)
June 20, 2022 – 
February 21, 2023