Funding Information

You may be eligible for skills training benefits to help you get back to work!

Are you

  • Currently receiving EI benefits; or
  • Had a previous claim in the past 5 years; or
  • Had an EI maternity / paternity claim in the last 5 years


  • Between 15 and 30; and
  • Are lacking the skills to secure permanent employment


  • You have a disability that makes it difficult to be active in the work force
  • You are a PWD, BCEA or PPMB client
  • You are a general client who is seeking Short Term Training 
  • A Single Parent on Income Assistance

Please contact us to set up an appointment with a Case Manager in Clearwater at 250-674-2928 or Barriere at 250-672-0036.


Training services are available to assist eligible case managed clients access a range of different types of training needed to help them prepare for the labour market. There are three types of training: Essential skills training, Short-Term Orientation and Certificate training and Skills training.

Job Creation Project - Barriere

Funding for participant living benefits for the Job Creation Projects
is provided by the Employment Program of British Columbia

Essential Skills Training

Essential skills training includes a variety of topics that are intended to improve basic
employment readiness (e.g. literacy, numeracy, computer skills). Training duration may vary
from a few days to sometimes several weeks or months, depending on the topic and whether or not topics are combined.

Short-Term Orientation and Certificate Training

Clearwater & Barriere Employment Services Centres-WorkBC may also be able to assist you
with these short courses:

  • Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • Food Safe
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
  • World Host
  • Serving It Right
  • Other Essential Industry certificates (H2S Alive, etc.)

Skills training

Skills training enables clients to develop skills for the labour market, including occupational
skills training, academic pre-requisites for skills training or employment, and language skills
training. Occupational skills training normally does not exceed one year in length, but can
sometimes be longer.

Self-Employment Services

Self-Employment (SE) orientation and assessment services are provided to clients who have
been assessed as eligible for, needing and potentially suitable for SE services as determined by undergoing an assessment by one of our Case Managers.

This service is designed to provide information on SE Services, create awareness about
entrepreneurship, and confirm client suitability and self-employment readiness. The objective of Self-Employment (SE) Services is to help eligible case managed clients, who
have successfully completed Self-Employment orientation and assessment services and had their business concept accepted, to create jobs for themselves by starting a business. Clients who participate in SE services are expected to become self-sufficient and independent through self-employment upon completion.

Self-Employment services available through the program include:

  • Business plan development
  • Entrepreneurial workshops
  • Business launch and implementation

Clearwater & Barriere Employment Services Centres-WorkBC will provide coaching and
mentoring with specialized supports in self-employment business knowledge. Please call and
speak to a Case Manager in Clearwater at 250-674-2928 or Barriere at 250-672-0036 for details.

Summer Students

Check out the Service Canada website for information on funding for Summer Students.