STE: Older Workers 55+

This program provides the skills training and employment supports needed by those who are 55 years of age or older so they can overcome barriers and achieve sustainable employment. 

Eligible Participants

The program stream is primarily* open to unemployed, or precariously employed British Columbians aged 55 or older that face one or more barriers to employment:
  • Current skills don’t match industry demands
  • Lack of technical skills and appropriate training opportunities 
  • Lack of familiarity with current hiring practices (such as online job applications and social media resources)
*Additional eligibility requirements may apply, depending on the program type and/or the specific services and training offered.


Programs include skills training and employment supports based on the needs of the participant. Employment supports address barriers to participation in skills training and employment. Examples include counselling, mentoring, transportation, disability supports, work experience, wage subsidies and equipment.

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