Wage Subsidy Service

WorkBC's Wage Subsidy program provides financial support to an employer as incentive to hire and provide work experience and skills enhancement to eligible job seekers.

Benefits for Employers

  • Flexibility to hire new staff or to re-hire laid off employees (as long as you apply before you hire).
  • Simple online application process (follow link below).
  • The employer is reimbursed a portion (graduated amount) of a new employee's wages to offset the cost of training.
  • The financial subsidy gives you the flexibility to train to suit your needs.


Getting Started


Important:  The Wage Subsidy Agreement must be in place prior to the employee starting work.


Job Seeker Eligibility:

A job seeker must be:

  1. A B.C. permanent resident or Canadian Citizen
  2. Unemployed (not working full-time, part- time, temporarily, etc.)
  3. Identified for this service through a WorkBC service provider or employer
  4. In need of work experience 


Please visit our page, Wage Subsidy for Job Seekers to learn how it works.