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Read the latest news updates below demonstrating how the government is putting the BC Jobs Plan into action.

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WorkBC’s Find Your Fit to showcase B.C.’s in-demand jobs in Creston

20 February 2017 - Young people of Creston will have an opportunity to learn the skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations.


100 Mile House mature workers training to rejoin the workforce with government support

17 February 2017 - Ten mature workers in 100 Mile House are receiving the training they need to re-enter the workforce, thanks to more than $82,000 from the provincial and federal governments to Horton Ventures Inc.


Day care makes all the difference for single mom

17 February 2017 - For Miya Inkster, finding high-quality, affordable child care was a big factor holding her back from returning to the work force. After a stressful separation and move that affected her financial situation, Miya ended up on income assistance and couldn’t find work that covered the cost of child care.


Williams Lake mature workers training to rejoin the workforce with government support

17 February 2017 - Ten mature workers in Williams Lake are receiving the training they need to re-enter the workforce, thanks to more than $86,000 from the provincial and federal governments to Horton Ventures Inc. 


Highway 1 expansion and upgrades will bring safer and more efficient transportation corridor through British Columbia

17 February 2017 - Investing in modern, safe and efficient roadways is critical to connecting communities, helping businesses efficiently move their goods to domestic and international markets, and building a strong economic future for all Canadians.


B.C. to invest $10 million in Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast economies

17 February 2017 - A $10 million investment in 2017-18 to the North Island-Coast Development Initiative Trust – referred to as Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) to support job creation and economic diversification in the Central South Island Region and the North Island-Sunshine Coast Region...


BC Rural Dividend – over $750,000 granted to support rural families

17 February 2017 - The B.C. government is following through on its commitment to support economic diversification in rural British Columbia by distributing over $750,000 in new project-development grants to help small communities strengthen local economies.


Summary of public feedback on Highway 1 improvements in Sicamous now available

17 February 2017 - As part of the Highway 1 Kamloops to Alberta four-laning program, the results of a public consultation on the Highway 1 RW Bruhn Bridge Replacement Project are now available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/bchwy1-projects


Rural Dividend project development grants support Shuswap

17 February 2017 - Under the BC Rural Dividend, the Province is providing over $69,000 in seven new project development grants to the Shuswap region.


Rural Dividend project development grant supports McBride

17 February 2017 - Under the BC Rural Dividend, the Province is providing $10,000 in a new project development grant to the Village of McBride.