Below you can find links to different kinds of support that may be available to you during this challenging time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your campuses Employment Support Specialist by calling the campus or using this form.
SSC Job Board – Sprott Shaw College’s Job Board has open positions submitted to us specifically for our Students and Alumni.
WorkBC – WorkBC is committed to helping all British Columbians find employment.
Companies Currently Hiring
1-800-Got-Junk, Amazon, Costco, Dollar Tree, Dollarama, London Drugs, Molly Maids, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Superstore, Walmart
Mortgage Deferrals – Mortgage payment deferrals are available for CMHC-insured loans. Contact your bank about non-insured loans.
Emergency Housing – Existing shelters still active and additional emergency options may be available.
BC Recovery Benefit – The BC Recovery Benefit is a one-time direct deposit payment for eligible families, single parents or individuals.
Employment Insurance (EI) – Existing EI benefit continues to be available. Provides up to $573/week to people who have lost income.
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) – Provides income support to employed and self-employed individuals who can’t work because they’re sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19.
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) – Supports those who can’t work because they must care for a child or sick family member.
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) – For self-employed workers and other workers not eligible for EI, who are transitioning from CERB and still need support.
Student Loans – StudentAid BC is responding to COVID-19 by providing emergency student financial assistance, adapting policy and streamlining processes to support students.
Budget Worksheet – Provided by Enriched Academy to help you plan your monthly budget more effectively.
ICBC – Monthly payment deferral for up to 90 days with no penalty.
BC Hydro – Bill deferral and payment plans available.
FortisBC – Billing, payments and other energy-related services.
Student Support Program
Sprott Shaw College’s Student Support Program (My SSP) is free to use and offers online resources and access to Student Support Advisors that can help you succeed while you juggle your study and personal life.
You can call or chat with a Student Support Advisor at any time (24/7) and can receive immediate support via chat or call, or schedule a telephone/video appointment. Support is free and is available in multiple languages!
Access support from anywhere, anytime by:
- Downloading the free ‘My SSP’ app from your device’s app store (available on Apple and Android devices) to call or chat with an advisor (no appointment needed)
- Dialling 1.855.649.8641 to speak to an advisor over the phone or to book an appointment for a later date
- Visiting the website www.mystudentsupport.com to access additional resources and materials
This program is confidential within the law. No one will know you have reached out unless you choose to tell them.