The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
The Wage Subsidy Program provides temporary wage subsidies to employers who hire and provide work experience and skills enhancement to eligible clients.
Eligible employers can be reimbursed for up to 50% percent of a participant’s gross wages and mandatory employment-related costs such as EI, CPP etc. Workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities, tools, and short-term, certificate based training may also be reimbursed.
The incentive assists with training costs while the new employee gains the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your organization.
Employment Insurance (EI) Clients and BCEA – Single Parent Employment Initiative (SPEI) Clients who have been assessed as needing work experience are eligible for this service.
The Wage Subsidy Program can be a very effective tool in finding employment. Funding assistance to subsidize the cost of training a new employee can, may make a big difference in their decision to hire! We’ll provide you with a marketing letter for Employers that outlines the features and benefits of our Wage Subsidy Program.
Talk to your Employment Services Advisor to discuss eligibility and receive your “Wage Subsidy Marketing Letter”.
The amount of the subsidy ranges from 25% to 50% and is negotiated between the Employer and Work BC Merritt.
The length of wage subsidies can range between 3 to 6 months.