#110 - 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3      Tel. 250.248.3205   Fax. 250.248.4154


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Single Parent Employment Initiative (SPEI)

The Single Parent Employment Initiative (SPEI) was created to address the unique challenges you may be facing as a single parent receiving income and disability assistance. You may be eligible for training and supports to secure long-term and sustainable employment.

Available Services and Supports:

  • Up to two years of funded training
  • A paid work experience placement
  • Continue to receive income or disability assistance while attending training
  • Dependent care costs that may exceed the $35 per day, per dependent maximum to cover the full cost of childcare (a top-up to the Affordable Child Care Benefit)
  • Transportation costs that include mileage if using private vehicle, or public transit costs to and from school
  • Exemptions for bursaries, scholarships and grants that are required for the program of study
  • Employment transitions dependent care for 12 months of employment (not consecutive 12 months)
  • Health supplement coverage for a full year after leaving income or disability assistance for employment


  • Single parents of all ages and genders who are in receipt of income or disability assistance
  • Must have been on income or disability assistance for three consecutive months

Call us at 250.248.3205 to schedule an appointment with one of our Employment Consultants and learn more.

Career Centre

#110-198 East Island Hwy,
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Fax. 250.248.4154

Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:00pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm