How to Apply

Check to see if you are Eligible

You are eligible if you are an Apprentice registered with SkilledTradesBC and eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).

When to apply?

Don’t delay. Apply up to 4 weeks prior to the start of training!

How to apply?

There are two separate but connected applications that must be completed.

Step One:
Complete the WorkBC Apprentice Services Application

BE PREPARED – you will need your:

  • Your SkilledTradesBC number
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Void cheque or banking information
  • Name of Training Institution, Course and the start and end dates of your class
  • BCeID

Complete the Apprentice Services Application

You will receive your 16 digit EI Reference Code Online Employment Services Portal for Apprentices.

Questions about WorkBC Apprentice Services? Call 1-844-428-4730 or contact us.

Step Two:
Complete your EI Application

Be prepared:

  • 16 digit EI reference code
  • Submit no more than 7 days prior to the start date of your apprentice training
  • Ensure your ROE is sent electronically or hand delivered to a Service Canada Office

Learn about Employment Insurance benefits

Questions about EI – Call Service Canada at 1-800-206-7218