Skills Development is an employment program that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them obtain the skills training they need to re-enter the labour market.
Skills Development provides funding to eligible individuals who require skills training to secure employment. These individuals will arrange and pay for their own training, with the financial assistance provided by Skills Development.
Eligible costs covered under Skills Development may include tuition costs, living expenses, dependent care expenses, disability needs, and transportation costs. Individuals are generally required to make a contribution towards the cost of their training.
Individuals approved for financial assistance who are currently on an active EI claim may continue to receive their regular EI benefits until the end of their benefit period.
You can get more information on Employment and Labour Market Services through your local EAS, or through Enquiry BC.
Enquiry BC is a provincial call centre that provides services to all British Columbia residents, on behalf of provincial government ministries, Crown corporations and public agencies.
Hours of Operation for Enquiry BC are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday.
EnquiryBC [at] gov [dot] bc [dot] ca
Victoria: 250 387-6121
Vancouver: 604 660-2421
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 663-7867
**Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD)
Vancouver: 604 775-0303
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 661-8773