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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.

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.
  • B.C. Employer Training Grant: Funding may cover 80% of training costs up to $10,000 per employee. Get the details at WorkBC. This grant is eligible during the fiscal year (April 1-March 31).

Apprentice Federal Support:

  • Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG): These grants aim to encourage apprenticeship completion and certification in designated Red Seal trades. For more information click here, apply to the AIG here, and apply to the ACG here.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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. This credit is proposed to be extended to the end of 2025.

Scholarships and Grants

  • $165,000 in Scholarships Available for Aspiring Electricians in 2024:¬†For detailed information and how to apply, please visit the original webpage on ebmag.com.
  • $3,000 Scholarship for Women in Occupational Health and Safety Studies.

    For more information and application details, visit the CCOHS website.