Employment Skills Access Program at NIC

North Island College is offering a number of programs at their campuses which may be of interest to you if you are unemployed and not receiving EI.

You may qualify for FREE training. North Island College offers a variety of tuition-sponsored Employment Skills Access (ESA) programs that are specifically designed to help unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients to develop job skills and get back to work.

Participants must meet specific ESA criteria to qualify for admission. Eligible participants may choose from a variety of North Island College ESA programs  with funding for tuition and materials provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement.


Campbell River:  begins March 18  Early Childhood Education Assistant

Ucluelet: February 25 – March 18 Marine Operator Training

Port Alberni: March 4 – March 29  Building Service Worker

Port Alberni: March 25 – May 10  Work Start Essentials Introduction to Trades

Port Alberni: March 25 – May 17  Retail and Hospitality Program

For more information contact Leanne Moore at North Island College (250.724.8705).  More information about the ESA program by clicking here.