Wage Subsidy Program
Are you keen to work but you lack skills or experience? The Wage Subsidy Program could be a great solution! This program provides an employer with a wage subsidy to offset costs of hiring while you gain valuable on-the-job training and work experience.
Why wage subsidy?
You are motivated and enthusiastic but lack the experience or the required skills for the position. You can promote yourself to employers by letting them know you are wage subsidy eligible while you receive on-the-job training. You could land a job that leads to a long term career!
You are eligible to become a wage subsidy job seeker if you
- live in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area
- are legally entitled to work in Canada
- are unemployed and receiving Employment Insurance (EI), or
- had a regular EI, maternity or parental claim within the last five years, or
- have earned more than $2,000 in insurable earnings and paid EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years, or
- eligible for the Single Parent Employment Initiative
How to register for wage subsidy:
Call us at 250.248.3205 to schedule an appointment or drop in and meet with our friendly staff.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call our Employer Services Coordinator,
Lorrie Mohl at 250.248.3205 ext 236
“I was employed by a company where although I intended to work until retirement, the company was sold and I ended up unemployed after they downsized. Although too young to retire, I felt I was too old for any company to hire me. Through the Wage Subsidy Program and Career Centre staff, they found an employer seeking a mature employee such as myself. The Wage Subsidy Program gave me the opportunity to be employed and trained while the employer received an incentive. I am now in a position I love and happy to be working for a wonderful employer. Thank you to the Career Centre and Wage Subsidy Program for giving me my life back.” – LH
“I came into the Career Centre, frustrated with my job search and seeking a long term career. I learned about the Wage Subsidy Program and was impressed at how efficient the process was. Career Centre staff gave me some great tips to market myself as well as the program and I was successful in finding an employer willing to hire and train me as a baker. I have been here for over a year and I love it!” – CA
“The Wage Subsidy Program facilitated an easy return to the workforce and enabled me to upgrade my skills and receive work experience in areas I had been missing.” – AD