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Jobs Based Training Program

Unemployed? The Jobs Based Training Program could be the next step.

VIU offers training programs that are specifically selected to help unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients and low skilled individuals requiring skills-upgrading to gain or improve employment. 

Programs of Study

Fully funded seats through the Jobs Based Training (JBTP) Program are available for the following programs:


Building Service WorkerBuilding Service Worker

The primary focus of the program is learning and practicing the specific skills required for building service workers (including WHMIS and OFA). In addition, the program supports student success through the Foundation Skills Training course that will orient participants to the building service industry. 

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Driver Training – Class 1

The overall objectives in this program are to obtain the necessary skills to meet the standards and reuqirements for professional drivers and obtain a Class 1 drivers licence as well as the skills and knowledge to obtain the Air Brakes Endorsement, and other certifications relevant to employment in this field.

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Security Training

If you are interested in becoming a security guard, private investigator, security consultant and burglar alarm agent this program is required. You will learn the skills needed in this industry along with training modules in Essential Work Skills, Dealing with Difficult People, Professional Witnessing, and more.

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Introduction to Culinary Arts

Learn the skills and knowledge required to fill entry level culinary and food service positions. Students will experience hands on work in the kitchen, industry work experience, and certifications required for this field of work.

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This program will cover all tuition and books for students that meet the eligibility criteria of the program, namely the person:


Cannot be on EI or attached to EI in the past three years for a regular claim or past five years for a Maternity/Parental claim.

How to Register

Contact Us

VIU Client Coordinator Telephone: (250- 740-6163 or 250-740-6579)