Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA)

Contact Information
Office Phone 1.866.866.0800
Fax Kelowna office: 1.855.771.8792
Alternate Contact Enquiry BC: 1.800.663.7867 (for BC residents) Enquiry BC: 1.604.660.2421 (for residents outside BC; Phone: Ask to be connected to Kelowna Social Development and Social Innovation
Description & Services
Service Details Assists 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
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm * telephone services available during lunch period * closed statutory holidays
Eligibility Ages: 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 Apply Please visit the BC Employment and Assistance website for full details on the application process or call 1.866.866.0800
Address & Map
1640 Dilworth Dr, Unit 130
Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V3
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Located In Community Kelowna
Major Intersection Dilworth Dr and Enterprise Way
Other Details
Languages English ; Translation Service available upon request
Former Name Employment and Income Assistance Program ; MEIA ; Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (24 Jun 2008)