British Columbia

Confirmed Job Supplement

Easy application

Tax filing not required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

A Confirmed Job Supplement (CJS) may be provided to recipients of income assistance, hardship assistance, or disability assistance with a confirmed offer of employment to purchase the essential transportation and work-related items they need to begin a job that will enable the family to leave assistance, where no other resources are available to cover the cost.

Although usually issued on a one-time basis, the CJS may be provided more than once where circumstances warrant (such as seasonal employment).

Clients seeking a confirmed job supplement (CJS) should first contact WorkBC Employment Services (ES) to confirm whether they are eligible for WorkBC ES supports and if the requested support is available through WorkBC ES. If not, the client may be considered for a CJS.

A CJS may be provided to or for a recipient who is eligible for income assistance, disability assistance, or hardship assistance if all of the following apply:

  • A recipient in the family unit obtains confirmed employment that will enable the family to leave income assistance, hardship assistance, or disability assistance.
  • The recipient requires a specific employment-related item in order to start work.
  • No resources are available to the family unit to cover the cost.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for a confirmed job supplement (CJS), meet with your Employment and Assistance Worker (EAW) who will review your eligibility and provide you with the required forms and process your request. If your EAW determines that are not eligible for the CJS, you will be given a denial letter that explains why you are not eligible.

For your application to proceed, you will need to provide:

  • Evidence of a job offer (for example, job offer letter or contact person)
  • Specific details about required items like clothing and transportation needs and demonstrate that alternative sources of funding were fully explored but were unavailable.

Note: Any information you provide will be verified before your application can proceed. The job offer letter submitted should be on the business letterhead (if possible) or at minimum should provide the name, address and telephone number of the employer, and a contact person.

Last updated: April 7, 2021