StrongerBC Future Skills Grant

The StrongerBC future skills grant is open to British Columbians aged 19 and over. It covers up to $3,500 of eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions. As long as you enrolled in an eligible program in fall 2023, the grant can be applied to costs incurred between September 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024.

New funding may be available for the fall 2024 term. For more information, visit the Stronger BC website

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Student eligibility

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person entitled to study in Canada
  • Must be a B.C. resident and currently live in B.C.
  • Must be 19 years of age or older or have graduated high school by the start of the program
  • Must provide consent for SFU to disclose learner information to the Province
  • Should not be receiving duplicative and/or overlapping funding to cover eligible costs (i.e., grants, loans, scholarships, or other funding that covers the same program costs as the future skills grant)
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible program

Please also note:

  • The future skills grant benefits may have tax implications
  • The grant is subject to a lifetime maximum of $3,500
  • If you are receiving any federal or provincial benefit, such as Employment Insurance (EI) or B.C. Employment Assistance (BCEA), you must seek approval from the appropriate government body before participating in a program
  • The amount of funding received is subject to review and audit
  • The grant applies only to programming that starts between September 1 and December 31, 2023

Eligible SFU programs