Quickly develop, upgrade, and transition your skills to earn a high-opportunity job near you.

The future skills grant aims to help British Columbians to quickly get the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of today and the future. You could be eligible to receive up to $3,500 to help cover tuition fees for select short programs starting this fall.

Learn more about the future skills grant at Education Planner BC.

 Do I Qualify?

You may qualify for the program if you:

  • are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person;
  • are residing in British Columbia;
  • are 19 years of age and older, -OR- have graduated from grade 12 or equivalent;
  • have not previously received funding from Future Skills BC.

Supported Program Areas

    Business & Management

    Future Skills Grant

    • Project Management Fundamentals (Level 1)

    • Project Management Essentials (Level 2)

    • Bookkeeping Certificate

    • Management Skills for Supervisors

    • The ABCs of Digital Marketing: Module 1 Essentials to Digital Marketing, Website Design and Data Analysis

    • The ABCs of Digital Marketing: Module 2 Ace Search Engine and Email Marketing

    • The ABCs of Digital Marketing: Module 3 Application of AI and Advanced Digital Marketing Strategies

    Computer Literacy

    Future Skills Grant

    • Core Skills for the Digital World

    • MS Teams Skills

    • Computer Essentials for the Workplace

    • Internet Essentials for the Workplace

    • MS Word Essentials for the Workplace

    • MS Excel Essentials for the Workplace

    • MS Outlook Essentials for the Workplace

    • MS Teams Essentials for the Workplace

    • Microsoft Excel Boot Camp: Basic Training

    • Microsoft Excel Boot Camp: Next Level

    • Microsoft Excel Boot Camp: Making Data Presentable


    Future Skills Grant

    • Instructional Skills Workshop

    • Navigating Hyflex Instruction

    • Universal Design for Learning: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments


    Future Skills Grant

    • Indigenous Cultural Competency for Healthcare


    Apply Now

    Step 1: Submit a Request for Registration Online Form

    First, you must register for your course of interest by completing an online request for registration. Please indicate here that you would like to use future skills grant funds.

    Note: Bookkeeping applicants must apply through a separate channel here.

    Request for Registration Form

    Step 2: Submit a Future Skills Grant Application Form

    Complete this fillable form to apply for funding through the future skills grant. 

    Note: only select seats are available for funding in each eligible course. Eligible recipients will be determined on a first come, first served basis.

    Future Skills Grant Application

    Step 3:  Await Confirmation of Registration

    If funded seats are available, then you will be emailed a copy of your registration statement. If the future skills grant seats are full, you will be placed on the waitlist.

    If you are waitlisted, you may choose to pay online for your course in order to confirm your registration.  

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