Chairside Dental Assistant Program with Indigenous Content

Surrey (In Person)

AWARE Society in partnership with Discovery Community College is offering a Project Based Labour Market Training Program that will prepare you for a career as a Chairside Dental Assistant. As an integral part of the dental practice, you will gain the skills to perform both administrative office tasks and assist dentists directly with patient care.



  • 100% funded for eligible participants
  • 31 weeks inclusive of a 3-week practicum
  • First Aid/CPR & WHMIS certification
  • Indigenous cultural competencies components
  • Job search skills support

Who Is Eligible?

  • Must be an unemployed or underemployed B.C. resident legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Currently receiving EI Benefits
  • Have had an EI claim within the last 5 years
  • Have earned more than $2000.00 in insurable earnings and paid EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years
  • Be in receipt of BCEA or PWD benefits.
  • Must be referred by a WorkBC Employment Service Centre Case Manager.
  • Undergo a Criminal Record Check/TB Test

Start Dates:

  • November 14, 2023 (Surrey)
  • April 15, 2024 (Surrey)

For more information, please contact:
604 488 4524