Eligibility & Supports


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