LNG Canada Trades Training Fund

LNG Canada Trades Training Fund

Thanks to a new contribution of $500,000, the LNG Canada Trades Training Fund (TTF) has re-opened effective February 1.
With this second round of funding, LNG Canada’s investment in the TTF has reached $1,500,000.
To make sure that this new funding reaches even more participants and employers this year, some new criteria have been introduced, including focus on in-demand trades and a requirement that the employer must apply directly rather than through a third party representative. Please visit the website for details.

Effective February 1, 2017, to broaden the reach of the second round of funding to employers and Apprentices who have not yet participated, the following eligibility criteria have been introduced:

There is a new limit of one course per participant, unless that course is a completion course (e.g. Level 4)

  • Only small companies with 20 employees or less are eligible

  • Employers must apply to the fund on behalf of their employee, without the help of a third party facilitator

  • Applications must be received one month prior to the month the training starts. (e.g. for courses that begin in April, applications must be submitted by February 28)

  • Eligible trades are now limited to the top in-demand Construction Trades

  • Priority will be given to applicants in Northwest BC

Applications to the Trades Training Fund can be made by employers on behalf of their apprentices.
Eligibility is restricted to employees pursuing the following high-demand trades:

  • Automotive Service Technicians

  • Carpenters

  • Electricians

  • Gas Fitters

  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians

  • Steamfitters and Pipefitters

  • Welders

  • Construction Craft Workers

Employers can make funding requests for the following types of industry training:

  • Apprenticeship training  

  • Foundation training

  • Specialized, technical, and managerial training

In all cases, funding will be determined at the discretion of the TTF Advisory Board based on criteria set by LNG Canada.

Payments will be made directly to the school or training facility, not to the employer or employee.