What is Learner Income Support?

Government of Alberta Learner Income Support is a financial support program managed by the Government of Alberta to support Alberta residents access adult education to help them towards more sustainable employment.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of application submission has changed to be submitted electronically. We encourage you to read the following instructions carefully to ensure your application is processed correctly. 
If you are receiving Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and wondering about the impact of this on your Learner Income Support, please read this. 
Program Opening date / Availability
English Language Learning, Continuing Learners
September 11, 2020
November 6, 2020
English Language Learning, New Learners September 18, 2020  November 6, 2020 
Academic Upgrading, Continuing Learners

September 11, 2020

November 6, 2020
Academic Upgrading, New Learners September 18, 2020 November 6, 2020

All dates above are subject to change.


What programs are eligible for Learner Income Support funding?

Bow Valley College provides the following Learner Income Support qualifying programs: 

Post-secondary (college-level) programs are not eligible for Learner Income Support funding.


Instructions for applying for admission and funding

1. Apply for admission to Bow Valley College

  1. Apply for admission to an eligible program at Bow Valley College. 
  2. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $75. This fee is for your application to college - it is not related to Learner Income Support funding.
  3. You must be accepted into your program of choice before you apply for funding
For help in applying for admission to our programs, please contact our Welcome Centre:

Phone: 403-410-1402


2. Complete your Learner Income Support application

Bow Valley College staff cannot help you with your Learner Income Support funding application and will not check your application for accuracy.

For help with your funding application, call the Alberta Supports Call Centre toll-free at 1-877-644-9992 or visit an Alberta Service Centre

Learner Income Support funding applications and information can be found on the Government of Alberta website. Learners apply online and need to email confirmation of submission to the Office of the Registrar to request a Training Provider Information Form.

Please refer to the training start and end dates in the chart below when filling out your form:

Number of terms of study Training start date Training end date 
Two Terms (Winter, Spring) January 7, 2021 August 24, 2021
One Term (Winter) January 7, 2021 April 28, 2021


3. Get your Training Provider Information form (TPI)

A Training Provider Information Form (TPI) confirms to the Government of Alberta that you have been accepted to Bow Valley College. You must request your TPI form by email at registrar@bowvalleycollege.caIn your email you must include confirmation of submission of your funding application to Alberta Works, your full name, Bow Valley College ID number, and how many terms of funding you request in your funding application (1, 2 or 3). 

Your TPI will be emailed to the Government of Alberta by our Registrar team on your behalf. 

Your final registration depends on whether seats are available in your program, and whether your funding has been approved in time.

4. After you have applied

The Government of Alberta will normally send you a letter about the status of your application approximately six to eight weeks after you have applied.

Bow Valley College is unable to update you on your status. If you would like to know the status of your application, contact the Learner Income Support Office at 1-800-222-6485.

If you have any questions about the application process of your Learner Income Support application, please contact our Registrar Services team:

Phone: 403-410-1400
Email: registrar@bowvalleycollege.ca 

  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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