Important Update:

All seats and courses funded by the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant have been filled for Fall 2023. We hope to have information about our Winter 2024 registration soon.

Student Eligibility:

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person entitled to study in Canada.
  • Must be B.C. residents and currently live in B.C.
  • Must be 19 years or older or have graduated high school by the start of the course/program.
  • Must provide consent for NLC to disclose learner information to the Province and third party training providers.
  • Should not be receiving duplicative and/or overlapping funding to cover eligible costs (i.e. grants, loans, scholarships, or other funding that covers the same program costs as the Future Skills Grant)

Students should understand that:

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

Eligible costs for Future Skills Grant programs:

  • Lifetime Maximum of $3,500 inclusive of all eligible costs
    • Tuition
    • Program/Course Materials (textbooks, textbook or required program software, and tools)
  • Not Eligible: Childcare, living allowances, and transportation.

Eligible Northern Lights College programs that are approved for future skills grant funding:

Process to confirm future skills grant eligibility status:

  1. Find a program you are interested in
    • Ensure you meet any admissions requirements and timing of the course works for your schedule
  2. Complete the Confirmation of Eligibility for the Future Skills Grant (FSG) form, NLC registration form and submit electronically to
  3. As long as funded seats remain available through the Future Skills Grant (FSG), students will automatically be mailed their Registration Statement. Once all FSG are filled, students will be placed on a waitlist. Please note, students on a waitlist may choose to register on their own (separate from FSG) and pay online to confirm their seat in a chosen program.
  4. FSG registration opened on July 4, 2023, and will continue until December 21, 2023, at 4pm. As soon as it becomes available, additional information will follow regarding January to April 2024 registration.

Registration for our Fall training sessions begin on July 4, 2023. In order to avoid delays at registration, ensure you submit your forms early.