BC announces StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan


The Government of British Columbia has announced its new $480M StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan, which includes several initiatives focused on providing training for success in the changing economy. The plan focuses on five pillars: postsecondary affordability, accessibility, and relevance; reskilling; breaking down barriers; Indigenous Peoples’ workforce priorities; and ensuring that newcomers to BC can find a career in their field. Highlights of the plan include future skills grants to help cover training costs for in-demand jobs, the introduction of rapid response training, and planned increases to seats in programs such as technology. BC has also doubled interest-free student loan maximums and launched the Human Health Resources Strategy to fund healthcare training.