Single parent job program in B.C. now underway

Eligible for new training, child care and transportation funds to attend training for in-demand jobs

Single parents on income and disability assistance are now eligible for new training, child care and transportation funds to attend training for in-demand jobs.

Effective Sept. 1, the program also increases the monthly earning exemption for parents who receive assistance, from $200 to $400 for income assistance recipients and from $300 to $500.

For eligible training, payments for child care, public transit and exemptions for bursaries and scholarships are available for up to a year.

Applications for the program are handled by WorkBC Employment Services Centres, which also provide workshops on resume writing and interview preparation. Locations of centres are available at www.workbc.ca.