More about Community & Employer Partnerships

The goal of the Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) fund is to increase training and work experience opportunities in communities across B.C.

With the help of this fund, communities see job creation, positive social impacts, economic growth, and more employment opportunities. Projects help reduce poverty while strengthening the labour market and supporting communities experiencing impacts because of economic change.

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. Ministry staff are committed to working in culturally responsive ways with Indigenous organizations and communities. CEP is funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and consists of four streams:

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

Follow These Steps to Apply:

  • Complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Complete the online application
  • Submit the online application, or
    • Save incomplete applications for up to 30 days

For enquiries, email:

Related Documents

CEP Fund Budget Guidelines
CEP Budget Template
Online Application User Guide