Hiring and training a new employee involves risk and cost. Wage Subsidy is a work experience that can help reduce the cost associated with hiring by providing reimbursement of a portion of a new employee's wages. This assists employers hire a job seeker who fits their business culture, but doesn't possess all of the skills needed to preform the job. For instance, a candidate may have relevant skills, but may lack experience in one or more areas of your business.
A signed agreement must be completed PRIOR to the employee starting work.
Employers can contact the Wage Subsidy Specialist and discuss the position. We can then post the position and see if we have any pre-qualified, suitable applicants we can send you.
Or, an employer can identify a potential candidate that does not have the complete skill set for the position and we can identify if that person may be eligible for wage subsidy.
Once a suitable candidate has been found, you will fill out a 2 page application form and a work experience plan designed to outline the skill development for your new employee. The Wage Subsidy Specialist can assist you with this process. Once the application and work experience plan is completed and reviewed the Wage Subsidy agreement can be signed and the new employee can start work. The Wage Subsidy Specialist will follow up every six weeks for the duration of the agreement to help ensure the success of the placement.
Some job seekers are eligible to participate in unpaid work experience. This provides a way for the individual to gain needed skills. Or it can assist the job seeker to assess their aptitude and interest in a particular field. Unpaid Work Experience is short-term, lasting 1 day to 12 weeks in duration, depending on the job seeker's needs and eligibility. Please contact us for more information.