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Funding Opportunities

District of Hudson's Hope
Employer Support

Wage Subsidy Program

Employment And Social Development Canada

The Wage Subsidy program matches WorkBC clients who require on-the-job training and work experience with employers who can offer support, supervision, and training to their new employee. The temporary subsidy covers a part of employee wages in exchange for coaching and on-the-job training. 


  • Coverage of a portion of employee wages 

  • Fill vacant positions 

  • Disability supports to reduce work-related barriers for an employee 

  • Reduce cost of hiring and training a new employee


Anywhere from 15-75% off. ($250-750 per week)

Application Period

Eligible Applicants

Registered businesses

Eligible Employers
  • Be a registered business in B.C. 

  • Comply with all applicable legislation including, but not limited to, the Employment Standards Act, Workers Compensation Act, Income Tax Act (Canada) and the Employment Insurance Act (Canada) 

  • Be at Arm’s Length from the WorkBC service provider and employee 

  • Offer a full-time position of approximately 35-40 hours per week, unless the Job seeker has a documented need for fewer hours per week 

  • Offer Insurable Employment 

  • Offer a position where the job and work are primarily done in B.C. 

  • Not fill a position vacant because of layoff 

  • Confirm the job seeker would not be hired in the absence of a Wage Subsidy 

  • Confirm that as a result of the Wage Subsidy placement, no workers will experience reduction in hours or be laid-off 

  • Offer the likelihood of long-term employment or provide needed work experience to help the jobseeker achieve long-term employment elsewhere 

  • Pay reasonable, competitive wages reflecting the prevailing wage rate for the position

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