Job Creation Partnerships are an employment program that supports fixed term projects that provide eligible job seekers with needed work experience to help them obtain sustainable work. Following participation in a Job Creation Partnership Project, a participant will have recent work experience and additional skills to increase opportunities for successfully finding long-term employment.
To be eligible for consideration to participate in a Job Creation Partnership Project (JCP) you must be an unemployed individual and:
- Currently receiving Regular EI Benefits; or
- You established an unemployment benefit period or an EI claim which ended within the 36 months (3 years) prior to the date of requesting assistance; or
- A benefit period that included a maternity or parental claim has been established within the 60 months (5 years) prior to the date of requesting assistance, after which you remained out of the labour market in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour force. You had a maternity or parental claim that ended within the 60 months (5 years) prior to the date of requesting assistance, after which you remained out of the labour market in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour force.
- Register for employment services through the Employment Program of BC at the Duncan, Ladysmith or Lake Cowichan Employment Service Centre.
- Meet with a Case Manager to discuss your job search, employment needs and to determine suitability and eligibility for employment programs.
- If you and your Case Manager determine Job Creation Partnerships is the next appropriate step, you will receive further information on applying as a candidate for participation in local JCP projects.
Individuals will receive financial supports while on the project. Individuals currently in receipt of EI may continue to receive their EI benefits or the project rate, whichever is higher. Eligible participants not in receipt of EI benefits will receive the project rate. Payments are taxable and non-insurable. Personal supports such as dependent care may also be provided in some cases.