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Wage Subsidy Information
CANADA SUMMER JOBS 2011 - This program is focused on encouraging not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and small business with fewer than 50 employees to create jobs that not only meet their needs, but also benefit students looking to gain work experiences. The application is available from Feb 1st – Feb 28th, 2011
YOUTH SKILLS BC WORKPLACE PILOT PROGRAM (YSBC-WPP) – This new program is designed to assist unemployed youth, between the ages of 15-29, gain skills. Up to $2000 is offered to employers towards on-the-job training and up to $1000 is available for additional training.
FIRST NATIONS AND INUIT WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM - All first Nations and Inuit governments and organizations may submit proposals for this program which subsidizes the wages of students in the summer months. This funding between semesters is for students 15-30 years of age who would otherwise live on reserve.
TARGETED WAGE SUBSIDY - This program for employers allows for a wage subsidy for up to six months while a newly hired employee is being trained. Employment Insurance (EI) Eligible clients fit the criteria for this program and can be referred through the Queen Charlotte, Skidegate and Masset Career Development Centres. To be EI Eligible the person must currently be receiving EI benefits or be unemployed and have been on EI in the last three years (five years if parental EI).
SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE & EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM - The Small Business Assistance program provides funding assistance to employers to train lower skilled workers already in their employment who have been identified as growth employees. The training can include distance learning, correspondence or on-line and in-class access.
The Employer Sponsored Training program is offered by the Employment and Labour Market Services and provides up to 50% of training costs to reduce potential layoffs by enhancing employer skills.
JOB CREATION PARTNERSHIPS - Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that works with employers to deliver job specific projects that create workplace-based training for eligible individuals.