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Welcome to the Apprenticeship and Employer CLR Funding and Support page. Here, we gather a collection of support and resources designed to empower both apprentices and employers. Whether you’re seeking funding opportunities, looking to enhance your skills through training programs, or searching for mentorship initiatives, our guide can provide you with the insights and tools you need to thrive. If you want to inform us of programs that are not listed please email clrinfo@clra-bc.com.


Employer Federal Support:

  • Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit: Employers can receive a tax credit of 10% on salaries for eligible apprentices, up to $2,000 annually per apprentice. Learn more. Deadline: Open

Employer Provincial Support:

  • Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program: The program supports industry collaboration to address labour market changes and workforce challenges through sector-wide or regional benefits. Get more information for WorkBC. Deadline: Open
  • B.C. Employer Training Grant: Funding may cover 80% of training costs up to $10,000 per employee. Get the details at WorkBC. Deadline: This grant is eligible during the fiscal year (April 1-March 31).

Apprentice Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Credits:


Apprentice Federal Support:

  • Foreign Credential Recognition Program: The program is open to skilled immigrants seeking to have their international qualifications recognized in Canada to improve labor market integration and support interprovincial labour mobility. For more information click here. Deadline: Open
  • Scholarships Available for Aspiring Electricians in 2024: $165,000 in scholarships available. For detailed information and how to apply, please visit the original webpage on ebmag.com. Deadline: June 7, 2024.
  • Women in Occupational Health and Safety Studies. $3,000 scholarship available for recipients. For more information and application details, visit the CCOHS website. Deadline: August 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Apprentice Provincial Support:

  • WorkBC Apprentice Services: Offers financial support for apprentices during their schooling, covering living, travel, dependent care, and disability expenses. Apply online for assistance. Deadline: Open
  • B.C. Student Loan for Pre-Apprenticeship: StudentAid BC provides loans for foundational or pre-apprenticeship programs in post-secondary education. More details are available through StudentAid BC. Deadline: Apply for a 2023/24 student loan Classes starting between August 01, 2023 and July 31, 2024 AND August 01, 2022 and July 31, 2023
  • Training Tax Credit: B.C. residents in eligible apprentice programs may qualify for refundable tax credits, including basic, completion, and enhanced credits for First Nations and people with disabilities, to help reduce costs. Visit the Training Tax Credit for Apprentices webpage for specifics. Deadline: This credit is proposed to be extended to the end of 2025.


Health and Wellness Support:

  • Long Distance Workers: We are proud to partner with the Long Distance Family, a platform committed to providing specialized services to support workers and their families (spouses and children) when long-distance work arrangements are involved. The contemporary and empathetic approach addresses the complexities that distance employment can introduce into family dynamics. For more information on how this platform can enhance the resilience of workers and their families, please visit longdistancefamily.ca.