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Wage Subsidy

Wage Subsidy Service

The Employment Program of BC pays a wage subsidy to employers who hire and provide on-the-job training to an eligible job seeker. A win-win situation occurs when the worker gains new skills and experience, and the employer gains a trained employee and financial acknowledgement of the time it takes to conduct that training.

If you need to fill a long term position that offers 35 hours or more per week, you may be eligible to receive up to 50% of the new worker's wages. Wage Subsidy agreements are negotiated individually, based on several factors. Please note that the contract must be negotiated and approved before the employee starts work.

Eligible participants must be unemployed, legally entitled to work in Canada, not related to the employer, lack some of the skills required for the job, and have an attachment to Employment Insurance, which the program coordinator can determine.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Rob Hughes at Career Link: 604-485-7958.

Click here for Wage Subsidy Frequently Asked Questions