Eligibility & Supports

Eligibility

The ITA Women in Trades Training initiative is open to women of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. The WITT program might be right for you, if you are:

  • Unemployed and not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) over the past three years (or five years for receipt of maternity/parental benefits)
  • Employed but do not have a high school diploma or a recognized certification or have low levels of literacy and essential skills

To be LMA eligible, you must also meet the following requirements:

  • You are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • You live in BC
  • You are not a full-time post-secondary student
  • You are not a high school student
  • You are not participating in another Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement-funded program

Supports Available

Women in Trades Training programs offer support tailored to your individual circumstances. They can include:

  • Paid tuition
  • Childcare allowance
  • Paid textbooks, tools and work boots
  • Transportation allowance
  • Career counselling
  • Introductions to employers
  • Safety training (WHMIS, First Aid, etc.)
  • Upgrading and essential skills training
  • Other individualized supports

For more information on eligibility for the Women in Trades Training initiative contact:
Phone: 1-866-660-6011
Email: womenintrades@itabc.ca