Wage Subsidy Employer 2017-11-01T15:13:42+00:00

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WorkBC Employment Services Centre

The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by
the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia

Eligibility for these services:

Employers seeking to hire a new employee through the Wage Subsidy program need to ensure the potential new hires are eligible for the program.

  • Must be unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week (on average);
  • Must be living in the Greater Trail area (Trail, Fruitvale, Montrose, Rivervale, Genelle, Warfield, Rossland, Areas A and B);
  • Must not be attending school full time;
  • EI Attachment: must either be on EI now, or have been on EI in the past 5 years, or on EI maternity/paternity benefits in the past 5 years. (unless you qualify for Single Parent Employment Initiative services – See our information page on the Single Parent Employment Initiative).

What is it?

The Wage Subsidy Work Experience Placement Service is designed to support individuals who would benefit from gaining on the job experience. A wage subsidy can help to off-set the costs for an employer who wants to hire a new employee by providing up to 50% subsidy of the wages for up to 24 weeks.

How do I access it?

An employer who already has a potential employee in mind for a wage subsidy placement with their company must make sure the individual makes an appointment at the Skills Centre to see the Wage Subsidy Coordinator BEFORE they start work. The potential employee can call the Skills Centre at (250) 368-6360 to book an appointment.