StrongerBC future skills grant

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The StrongerBC future skills grant (FSG) is here to help you pursue the future you want. The grant will cover up to $3,500 of eligible costs for your short-term skills training at public universities and colleges in B.C.

Important notice

StrongerBC future skills grant (FSG) supported eligible training September - December 2023. The BC government is working to refresh the list of programs funded under the FSG to allow more diverse and updated skills training options for British Columbians. The refreshed list of program offerings will be posted online and funding will continue in Fall 2024.

Student eligibility

To be eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, you:

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person entitled to study in Canada.
  • Must be a BC resident and currently live in BC.
  • Must be 19 years or older or have graduated high school by the start of your course/program.
  • Must provide consent for UNBC to disclose your 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 StrongerBC future skills grant)

You should also understand that:

  • 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 BC Employment Assistance (BCEA), you must seek approval from the appropriate government body before participating in a program.
  • The amount of funding you receive is subject to review and audit.

Eligible programs

The following UNBC programs are approved for FSG funding for the Fall 2023 semester: The FSG is not available at this time. Funding is expected to continue in the Fall 2024 semester.

Confirm your FSG eligibility status

  1. Find a program that interests you and verify that you meet the admission requirements, and that the timing fits your schedule.
  2. Create a UNBC Continuing Studies ID if you do not already have one.
  3. Complete the Confirmation of Eligibility for the StrongerBC future skills grant form.
  4. Submit the form electronically to to complete your registration.