What are the eligibility requirements for the CJF-ESS programs?

Eligibility criteria to qualify for funding under our Canada Job Fund – Employment Services and Support (CJF-ESS) Program:

  1. Individual must be unemployed and have not collected or been eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) over the past three years (or five years for receipt of maternity/parental benefits); or
  2. Employed individuals working equal to or less than 20 hours per week, in which case, an individual is considered Unemployed.
  3. An individual who is working for no wages (i.e. volunteering) is not considered employed.

All CJF eligible participants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Living in BC
  • Not a full-time post-secondary student
  • Not a high school student
  • Not participating in another Canada-British Columbia Job Fund Agreement-funded program

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