Vocational and Workplace Training

WorkBC is a government website with lots of information on starting your career, upgrading skills, financing your education, employment programs, post-secondary education: WorkBC Education and Training.  For a list of government-sponsored training programs, please see: WorkBC Employment programs.

Learn Live BC has a searchable database with links to many post-secondary colleges etc.  Click here: LearnLiveBC – post secondary

CanLearn.ca – a useful government website with information on education savings for your child, planning for post-secondary education, student loans, grants and scholarships, and continuing education.

Looking for training in a trade?  To explore this career, see: BCJobsplan – Trades and see TradestrainingBC for a list of public institutions offering Trades training.

Another option for you may be a private institution.  In BC, private career training is regulated. Any institution offering a career training program with tuition of $1,000 or more and 40 hours or more in duration is required to register and adhere to basic education standards. For a searchable database of schools and programs, check out PCTIA BC

FoodSafe:  The FoodSafe Program is a comprehensive food safety training program designed for the food service industry. It is often a pre-requisite for working in restaurants. The course can be taken in person or online.  See:  Foodsafe – course search

First Aid Training:  many jobs require you to have First Aid training.  Courses are offered by a number of agencies such as St. John’s Ambulance.