More about Community & Employer Partnerships

WorkBC Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) is a collaborative and coordinated network of community organizations and employers who work together to strengthen the labour market in their communities.

CEP’s goal is to increase employment and work experience opportunities in communities across B.C. through partnerships, shared information, technology and innovation.

CEP helps support communities with their project goals.

CEP projects must demonstrate respect for Indigenous values, culture and protocols, and be mutually beneficial to the contract holder and Indigenous partners.

CEP is funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and consists of five streams:

  • Job Creation Partnerships
  • Labour Market Partnerships
  • Project Based Labour Market Training
  • Research and Innovation
  • Social Innovation

What Steps You Must Take

A Self-Assessment Questionnaire must be completed before applying for funding.

If you are requesting support for project costs, you must complete and attach the CEP Budget Template as part of the on-line application process. To complete this document, download the file to your computer by right clicking on the document link and selecting “Save As”. Once the document has been downloaded, click on the “Enable Editing” button to allow you to fill out the form.

To see what project costs are eligible, please read the CEP Fund Budget Guidelines.

If you are interested in applying please go to the relevant funding stream on the right in the related topics menu, to view the Applicant Guide, Fact Sheet, online application questions, a sample of the Shared Cost Agreement and Schedule A. This information will assist you with filling out your application and will help you know what information you should be including before submitting your application. We recommend you gather all the information required to complete your application, before entering the details. Once you are ready to begin your application, the Online Application User Guide is linked below to assist you.

After you have completed and submitted your application, a Ministry representative will contact you to discuss.

Enquiries can be sent to

Related Documents

Community and Employer Partnerships
Community and Employer Partnerships Q and As
Online Application User Guide