For a limited time, subsidies are available to reimburse the cost of required training for the HPCN as well as a portion of employee wages for the time required to complete it.
Subsidies apply to the first attempt at training only (i.e., first completion of a course or exam whether pass or fail). Any retakes will not be eligible for reimbursement.
Subsidies are applicable to HPCN-required training only and are non-transferrable to other training, companies, or individuals.
The following table shows the current sectors that are eligible for registering with the HPCN and the potential subsidies available. Check back often for updated information.
|Sector||Eligibility Timeframe |
(must complete the required training within this period to be eligible)
|Fenestration||January 2021* until funding is exhausted|
*Reimbursement payments for eligible contractors begins August, 2021
|Total potential reimbursement per supervisor/installer: $460
Maximum reimbursement limits per company may apply.
How to Request Reimbursement
Only contractors that are registered in the HPCN and have completed the required training may apply for reimbursement. A representative of the contracting company will be required to submit receipts for the training on behalf of their supervisors or installers that take the training. Where eligible for partial subsidies on employee wages, proof of payroll may be required. More information will be provided to contractors during the registration process.
Reimbursements are available on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts.
Registration with the HPCN does not guarantee reimbursement of training costs.
Funding for these subsidies is provided by the government of BC.
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