Eligibility & Support

Who is Eligible?

ITA registered Apprentices who meet EI Client eligibility MAY qualify for the following provincial support while attending ITA approved training.

For more details on who can apply, see WorkBC Notice to Apprentices for more information.

What are the Supports?

  • Living Support – up to $300 / week
  • Commuting – Public transportation, Private Vehicle ($0.25 / km, Parking up to $175 / week)
  • Dependent Care – $35 / per day / per child or dependent (receipts required)
  • Living Away From Home – up to $175 / week
  • Disability Costs – $25 / day – Maximum of $175 / week
  • Transportation to and from the course location
    • Private Vehicle Mileage @$0.25 / km
    • Public transportation including ferry, bus or airfare when necessary at actual cost (receipts required)
    • Overnight accommodation for those traveling 480+kms one way – $50 / night (receipts required)

WorkBC Apprentice Services works closely with, BC Apprentices, Industry Training Authority (ITA), Public and Private Training Providers, WorkBC Centres, Service Canada, Industry Association and other key stakeholders to ensure eligible Apprentices are aware of funding available and receive financial support while attending classroom training.