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BCGEU Learning

BCGEU Scholarships:

Applications for the 2024 BCGEU Scholarship program are now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

NUPGE Scholarships:

For more information on these scholarships, including eligibility criteria and the deadline for submissions visit

HSPBA Professional Fees Reimbursement:

Applications for funding to cover health science professional fees for 2023—as negotiated in the recent round of HSPBA bargaining—are now being accepted.

Applications can only be made through the online portal linked below. Please understand that we expect to receive a very large volume of applications (several thousand at once) and that reimbursements will take several weeks to process. We will not be responding to emails or phone calls requesting updates on the status of reimbursement processing.

Online Application Form for Professional Fees Reimbursement


Training Funds:

Members in specific sectors may be eligible for training funds.

  1. Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund for workers covered by the Community Living, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreementsThe Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund (LAEF) is currently on hiatus and not accepting new applications. We are preparing to relaunch this fall with new opportunities and application criteria. Please check our website or Member Portal later this fall for more details.

  2. The Community Health Retaining Fund for workers covered by the Community Subsector collective agreement.

  3. HSPBA Professional Development Fund

    Funding Term April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2025:
     - Eligibility & Funding Guidelines
     - Funding Terms and Conditions
     - Printable Application Form
     - Online Application Form
     - Expense Form

    Please complete the online application form or print the application forms linked above and mail to: 

    BCGEU 4911 Canada Way,
    Burnaby, BC V5G 3W3
    Attention: Health Science Professional Development Fund

  4. FBA Education Fund
    BCGEU members covered by the Facilities Subsector collective agreement may be eligible for the FBA Education Fund. Apply for this training fund through the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU), the fund administrator.