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Skills Training Programs

Project Based Labour Market Training (PBLMT)
Gaining new skills and experience necessary for employment. Through a classroom instruction and on-the-job work experience (where appropriate) delivered in a supported project-based training model, you are able to build on existing skills and increase your network of potential employers.
Featured Programs
Technical Training
Certificate Program
Fast Track Education Assistant
Fast Track Education Assistant
Fast Track to Infrastructure Construction (F21C)
Fast Track to Infrastructure Construction (F21C)
Virtual Customer Service / Digital Skills Training
Free Construction Trades Training Program for Red Seal Certification
IT Business and Logistic Certificate
Technical Training Certificate Program
Industrial Sewing Training Program
Infrastructure Construction Trades
Building Service Worker + 
Training Program
Industrial Trades Training Red Seal Certification
Immigrant Dental Assistant Training
Medical Office Assistant
Mental Health and Personal Support Worker Dual Certificate Program
Industrial Trades Training (MILLWRIGHT)
Industrial Trades Training Red Seal Certification (Automotive Services Technician/ Millwright/ Welder
Professional Truck Driver Essential Skills Training /Class 1 Essential Skills 

* Please contact WorkBC Richmond to confirm the program start date and your eligibility for participation. From there, you may obtain the detailed program information.

If you are an Employment Insurance (EI) eligible client, or a client with Income Assistance (BCEA)  with/without disabilities, you are qualified to participate in the PBLMT program.
Frequently Asked Question
Q: What are the steps needed before attending the skills training program?
A: For the first step, you will need to contact WorkBC Richmond to confirm your eligibility for being a client. For the second step, once you become a case-managed client of WorkBC Richmond, you will work with an Employment Counsellor to develop a personalized action plan. From there, you can express your interest in skills training program participation.
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Is any of the programs in your interest? 
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Occupational Skills Training Program
Gaining new skills and credentials could be your edge to advance your career or start a new employment path. 
Learning at an educational institution

Through occupational skills training, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment in a chosen occupation. The training will be a part of a defined curriculum that meets a minimum mandatory entry requirement for an occupation or industry, and lead to a certificate, diploma or degree that is recognized by educational institutions and/or industry.

Your certification/diploma/ degree training program could be free

If you are on Employment Insurance (EI) or previously on EI, and now you are case-managed by an Employment Counsellor, you are eligible to participate in the occupational skills training program.

Real Client Story  

After being an international freight coordinator for 20 years, the client was laid off due to the COVID 19 pandemic. When the client came to WorkBC Richmond, she stated that her primary goal is not to work in an intense office office and she looks for skills trainings to secure a long term job.


" I would like to do the job to take care of kids since 2012. With WorkBC Richmond's help, I can study the Early Childhood Education program (at a local college), it makes my dream come true. Thank you WorkBC Richmond for the continuous supports in these 3 months"   

        Client V.