The LNG Canada Trades Training Fund (TTF) has been established to:
- Support small and medium employers that employ, sponsor, and train apprentices in BC's construction and related trades. (For construction companies with 20 employees or less)
- Support and increase apprenticeship training and completions in BC.
- Support workforce development and increase the number of skilled British Columbian journeypersons available to work in the trades.
Applications to the Trades Training Fund can be made by employers on behalf of their apprentices and must be received one month prior to the month the classes start. Effective November 3, 2020, eligibility is restricted to employees pursuing the following high-demand trades:
Available to applicants across all of BC:
- Instrument Technician
- Power Engineering
- Water treatment
- Marine Master
Available to applicants in Northern BC only:
- Rope access
- Heavy equipment operator
- HVAC Technician
- Insulation Technician
- Warehouse Technician
Non-Trades Available to Applicants in Northern BC Only:
- Document controller
- Administrative Assistant
- Food Caterer
Employers can make funding requests for the following types of industry training:
- Apprenticeship training
- Foundation training
- Specialized, technical, and managerial training
In all cases, funding will be capped at $1,300 per request.
Payments will be made directly to the school or training facility, not to the employer or employee.