VANCOUVER — Local students will be among the nearly 1,400 British Columbians across the province receiving training they need for jobs in their communities, thanks to a federal and provincial partnership under the Canada Job Fund.

This includes more than $850,000 to train participants in Project-Based Training (PBT) programs throughout Vancouver:

  • Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS): $122,822 for Building Services Worker program in Vancouver
  • Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society: $71,307 for Construction Safety Officer program in Vancouver
  • Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society: $18,693 for Traffic Control Training in Vancouver
  • Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society: $57,498 for Hoist Operator Training in Vancouver
  • Immigrant Services Society of BC: $149,746 for Skills Now Vancouver program in Vancouver
  • NEC Native Education College: $74,376 for Aboriginal Office Administration in Vancouver
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.: $216,020 for Training for Jobs (Retail Sector) Program in Vancouver
  • Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Vancouver: $144,409 for Building Maintenance Training Program in Vancouver

These programs are part of a total investment of more than $10.4 million in 46 training programs across the province, thanks to the Canada–B.C. Job Fund Agreement under the Employer-Sponsored Training stream.

Quick Facts:

  • In the next decade, B.C. will see nearly one million job openings due to retirements and economic growth. Almost 8/10 of these openings will require post-secondary education or trades training.
  • The B.C. government invests more than $7.5 billion each year in education and training.
  • Over the next 10 years, the B.C. government will redirect $3 billion in training investments towards these in-demand jobs.

To learn more about the Canada Job Fund, visit: www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/training_agreements/cjf/index.shtml