Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction

Single Parent Employment Initiative

Contact Information
Office Phone WorkBC - Kelowna: 778.478.8390  
WorkBC - Rutland: 778.753.6045  
WorkBC - West Kelowna: 778.754.5890
Website https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/income-assistance/on-assistance/employment-planning/spei
Description & Services
Service Details - Helps eligible single parents receiving income and disability assistance secure sustainable employment 
- For additional information on the program and the eligibility requirements, please visit the website
Eligibility In addition to the current services and supports available through the Employment Program of BC, single parents may also be eligible for: 
 
- Up to 12 months of funded training for in-demand jobs or a paid work experience placement; 
- Child care costs covered while participating in the program and throughout the first year of employment; 
- Transit costs to and from school; and 
- If you are a single parent assessed as needing training in order to gain employment in one of today‚Äôs in-demand occupations, you will be able to continue receiving income assistance for up to 12 months while participating in approved training. 
 
Two additional changes came into effect on September 1, 2015, that will help all families with children transition to employment: 
 
- An increase in earnings exemptions; and 
- Retaining health supplements for up to 12 months after leaving assistance for employment.
How to Apply Eligible single parents can access these services and supports through their local WorkBC Employment Services Centre
Location
Located In Community British Columbia
Other Details
Languages English ; French
Former Name Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation