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StrongerBC future skills grant

The StrongerBC future skills grant (FSG) is open to British Columbians aged 19 years or older – regardless of financial need – and covers up to $3,500 per person for eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions. The grant helps learners access eligible short-term skills training to further their careers, upgrade their skills and enhance their productivity.


  • Must be 19 years or older or have graduated high school by the start of your course/program.
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person entitled to study in Canada.
  • Must be BC resident, currently living in BC.
  • Must provide consent for UBC to disclose your information to the Province.
  • You are not receiving duplicate and/or overlapping funding to cover eligible costs (i.e. grants, loans, scholarships, or other funding that covers the same program costs as the StongerBC future skills grant)

Please note:
  • FSG benefits may have tax implications
  • The FSG is subject to a lifetime maximum of $3,500
  • If you are receiving any federal or provincial benefit, such as Employment Insurance (EI) or BC Employment Assistance (BCEA), you must seek approval from the appropriate government body before participating in a program
  • The amount of FSG funding you receive is subject to review and audit.

As a recipient of this funding, you will be required to complete the form below to confirm that you have not exceeded their lifetime future skills grant funding of $3,500

Step 1

Please visit before completing this application.
If you already have a Student Account with Sauder Continuing Business Studies, please ensure your personal information is up to date. Please include your SIN # when creating/updating your student account.

Step 2

Section A: Participant Information
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
Section B: Contact Information
Section C: Status in Canada
Section D: Indigenous Status
Do you identify yourself as an Indigenous person?
If you identify yourself as an Indigenous person, are you (please check all that apply):
Please send me information on services available to Indigenous students:
Section E: Past Funding
Have you received previous Stronger BC future skills grant (FSG) funding?
Section F: Program Information
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*Note:  Only courses or programs that start between September 1 & December 31, 2023 qualify for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant.
Section G: Acknowledgement and Agreement
Section H: Policy Agreement
Please review the Sauder Continuing Business Studies website content, especially the details related to the course or program you are interested in taking.  If the your course or program format is live online or in person, make note of mandatory class dates and times.  In addition, ensure you meet the necessary criteria and skills required to effectively participate in the program i.e.,  basic Excel knowledge, computer/software skills, and good command of English - both written and spoken. 
Why do you want to take this course or program?  How will it benefit you? or “what do you expect to get out of it?’ 
Section I: Participant Signature

Your personal information on this form is collected by the institution you are attending under sections 26(c), 26(e), 27(1)(b) and 33(2)(d) of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It will be used by the institution to manage, administer and report on program enrolments and completions. It will be disclosed to the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills for administration, evaluation, accountability, and reporting purposes, including to determine your eligibility for funding under StrongerBC future skills grant (FSG).