Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA)

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Record #: KNA0233 Last Modified: 04 May 2015 Last Full Update: 12 Mar 2015
Contact Information
Office Phone1.866.866.0800
FaxKelowna office: 250.861.7440
Alternate ContactEnquiry BC: 1.604.660.2421; Phone: Ask to be connected to Kelowna Employment and Assistance Office
Description & Services
Service DetailsAssists British Columbians by helping them move from income assistance to sustainable employment, and by providing income assistance to those who are unable to fully participate in the workforce * applicants are expected to take advantage of all other sources of income and assets before qualifying
HoursOffice Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am - 4pm * telephone services available during lunch period * closed statutory holidays
EligibilityAges: 19 year(s) and up 
* Out of work or earning very little 
* Awaiting other income 
* Unable to work or  
* In immediate need of food, shelter or urgent medical attention 
He or she may be able to receive income assistance or be referred to an employment programming. Income and asset levels impact both eligibility and monthly assistance rates. Monthly assistance rates are also dependent on family size and case designation. If it is determined that an applicant has an immediate need, the immediate need will be addressed within the same business day. Hardship assistance may be issued in some situations when an individual is not eligible for income assistance
How to ApplyPlease visit the BC Employment and Assistance website for full details on the application process or call 1.866.866.0800 
Organization TypesGovernment
Address & Map
1640 Dilworth Dr, Unit 130
Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V3
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Located In CommunityKelowna
Major IntersectionDilworth Dr and Enterprise Way
Other Details
LanguagesEnglish ; Translation Service available upon request
Former NameEmployment and Income Assistance Program ; MEIA ; Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (24 Jun 2008)