Don't let a lack of funds stop you before you even get started at Selkirk College.
Canada Apprentice Loans
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting registered apprentices throughout their training. The Canada Apprentice program has loans and grants that can help you get the money you need to achieve your goals. Eligible apprenticeship programs offered at Selkirk College: Carpentry, Electrical, Hairstylist, and Welding.
The Canada Apprentice Loan website has information about loans, Incentive Grants, and Completion Grants.
WorkBC - Apprenticeship Services
Apprentice financial supports are available to eligible apprentices while they’re completing their classroom apprenticeship training. Supports may include: Employment Insurance Benefits, living supports, child care, commuting/relocation costs, and more. See if you’re eligible by accessing the WorkBC Apprenticeship Services site.
Grants for Select Trades Programs
BC Access Grant for Labour Market Priorities
If you have applied for a BC student loan for one of the following programs you are automatically eligible for BC's Access Grant for Labour Market Priorities:
Cook Training, Professional - Year 1
Heavy Mechanical Foundation
This grant is non-repayable for students accessing targeted in-demand programs to help BC's labour market needs. The grant includes 4 components: tools, relocation, loan reduction, and unmet financial need. Learn more...
Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) have, over the past eight years, supported students from communities across the Southern Interior of B.C. who entered a wide range of trades, technology and academic programs at Southern Interior Universities and Colleges with scholarships and bursaries. Learn more...