Community Workforce Response Grant (CWRG)

NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for the Bookkeeping Office Administration Skills Training Program, the IT Technician program, and the Community Support Worker.

Western Community College (WCC) will train up to 240 eligible individuals to work in health care, informational technology, bookkeeping and office administration, and community support in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

Participants in these programs will receive occupational-specific training, essential skills, and financial supports training over the course of several weeks, followed by four weeks of on-the-job work experience placements and job search support. Each program offers a different occupational stream including health care, informational technology, bookkeeping and office administration, and community support.

We are pleased to offer our community this opportunity to receive an education that will positively impact lives.

What is the Community Workforce Response Grant (CWRG)? 

The CWSG provides funding for communities and industries to support in-demand skills training leading to secure and sustainable employment for unemployed or underemployed (part-time, seasonal or casual) British Columbians.

Which Programs are Included in the CWRG? 

The following programs are included: 

How do I Claim the CWRG?

Prepare the admission documents as per the program requirements.

Complete our free survey to determine your eligibility for the program. Click here.

Register for our free information session after you have completed the survey (this will be available as a link at the end of the survey).

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Surrey, BC

Unit 201 8318 120 St
Surrey, BC V3W 3N4

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Take a tour inside WCC and explore our classrooms, labs and student spaces to get a feel for life on campus. At Western Community College, we believe in an affordable, high-quality education that gives you the opportunity to thrive. We have a 97% grad employment rate.

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Abbotsford, BC

Unit 201, 3670 Townline Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W8

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Welcome to our beautiful Abbotsford campus. Western Community College has 46 programs designed to meet the current needs of the market and to provide students with an affordable, high-quality education.

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South Surrey, BC

Unit 204, 15850 24 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3Z 0G1

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Welcome to our South Surrey Campus! Western Community College’s South Surrey campus is for our Dental Assistants to practice their skills and to get the knowledge and training to pursue an exciting career opportunity.

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Upcoming Events


Job Fair – March 23rd

11:00 am - 4:00 pmNewton Recreation Centre