StrongerBC Future Skills Grant

The StrongerBC future skills grant covers up to $3,500 of eligible program costs for short-term skills training at public universities and colleges in British Columbia.

The grant applies only to programs that start on or after September 1, 2023.

Application process

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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)

Students should understand that:

  • 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

Eligible SFU programs and costs

Lifetime maximum of $3,500 inclusive of all eligible costs:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory fees
  • Program/course materials (e.g., textbooks, required program software)
  • Not eligible: Childcare, living allowances and transportation

SFU programs approved for StrongerBC future skills grant funding: