Prepare for a successful application

In preparation for your Work Experience Opportunities Grant application, here is a list of things to review and compile so you are ready to hit that submit button.
  • Read the Work Experience Opportunities Grant Application Guide to familiarize yourself with the criteria and funding opportunity
  • Have your 9-character business number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency ready to include on the application form
  • Consider for how many participants your organization would be able to offer a meaningful work experience and for how many you would like to apply (the maximum is 10)
  • Ensure you have adequate WorkSafe BC insurance coverage to meet the needs of the placement(s)
  • Consider the types of participant activities your organization can offer. Eligible activities could include things such as:
    • Assisting with food distribution and collection at a food bank
    • Running the register at a non-profit shop
    • Feeding, grooming cleaning animals and their facilities at a shelter
    • Maintaining trails at a local park
    • Entering data or other administrative support work
    • Sorting items at a thrift store
  • Consider the type of participant supports and work experiences your organization can provide, such as:
    • Training
    • On the job coaching/supervision
    • Mentorship
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Wrap around supports such as connecting participants to other needed community resources or services
  • Consider the types of valuable skills or additional benefits participants will receive through the work placement with your organization, such as:
    • Essential skills like computer use, communication, or literacy skills
    • Life skills such as time management or self employment experiences
If you already have an existing supplier number (a BC Government unique vendor ID) please have this available to include on the application form.