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The BC government and LNG Canada announced yesterday that employers in the construction sector will now be able to apply for funding to help their current and future employees upgrade their skills, with the help of two new funding initiatives.

These two funding streams will help provide employees with the skills and training they need to fill available jobs, said the BC government in a press release following the announcement at the BC LNG Conference in Vancouver.

LNG Canada will introduce the “LNG Canada – Trades Training Fund,” a new program that will provide a total of $1 million to employers in BC to support industry and apprenticeship training in the construction sector.

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The Canada-BC Job Grant is designed to provide $500,000 companies in the construction sector, to fund employee training occurring before April 1st of next year.

Eligible employers will be able to receive funding from the LNG Canada – Trades Training Fund to offset their one-third share of the CJG training cost.

Eligible employers will be able to receive funding from the LNG Canada – Trades Training Fund to offset their one-third share of the CJG training cost.

The BC Construction Association will administer the funding, and details of the training fund will be available on the BCCA website and the LNG Canada website.

Information on CJG eligibility criteria, application procedures and dates, and program details are available on WorkBC’s website.

Additional CJG applications will be accepted in January.

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