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.
  • We can post your job online for free, or we will work with your selected candidate to establish their eligibility.


Getting Started

Or contact our Wage Subsidy Coordinator directly by sending an email to kblats@avemployment.ca, or call Karly at 250-724-4560 ext. 225.

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

Please call our Wage Subsidy Coordinator before you offer employment - we will help guide you through the process, and  complete your application as quickly as possible!

NOTE - This Wage Subsidy may not be used at the same time as any other wage subsidy funding for the same employee.


Job Seeker Eligibility:

All unemployed residents of BC who are identified through the WorkBC Employment Services Contractor, or an employer identified job seeker may be eligible to participate in this service.

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