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 or identification ready to include on the application form, if you have one
  • Consider how many participants you would like to apply for (the maximum is 10)
  • Ensure you have adequate WorkSafeBC coverage to meet the needs of the placement(s
  • Consider the types of participant activities your business/organization can offer. Eligible experiences could include but are not limited to activities such as:
    • Assisting with food distribution and collection at a food bank
    • Running the register at a shop
    • Reading, grooming, cleaning animals and their facilities at a shelter
    • Maintaining trails at a local park
    • Entering data
    • 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 personal protective equipment, childcare or transportation
  • 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 like time management or self employment experiences
  • If you already have an existing supplier number (a BC Government unique vendor ID) please have this available include on the application form.