Wage Subsidy Program – Employers

Wage Subsidy Work Experience Placements help employers  fund on-the-job training so that job seekers can earn while they learn.

  • In a Wage Subsidy Work Experience Placement, a subsidy is offered to offset the costs of training a new employee. The amount available is dependent upon the participant’s need for skill development, but may be up to 50% of the hourly rate of pay, for up to 24 weeks.
  • Please be aware that the employee / employer will only be eligible for Wage Subsidy if the Wage Subsidy contract is signed by all parties (WorkBC Service Provider, employer, job seeker) prior to the start of employment. Wage Subsidy applications are subject to the approval of the WorkBC Service Provider.

How a match between an employee and an employer is made:

  • An employer can contact Fraser Works Burnaby and get help from a Job Developer to find an eligible client, or;
  • A potential employee can confirm eligibility and market themselves to potential employers after their Wage Subsidy eligibility has been confirmed by their WorkBC Service Provider.

In order to be eligible, the following criteria must be met by the employer:

  • Be a registered business with a legal business name and business number, and be compliant with Employment Standards, Workers Compensation, the Income Tax Act, and Employment Insurance.
  • Have been in business for at least one year.
  • Confirm that no workers will be laid off as a result of the new placement.
  • Will provide full-time employment to the new employee (minimum of 35 hours per week) at a fixed rate of pay.
  • Will support the new employee in developing the new skills outlined in the application.
  • Will maintain and submit accurate records verifying payroll disbursed to the employee.
  • Have the intent to provide ongoing employment to the employee after the subsidy period ends.

We are looking for employers who want to help a potential employee gain on-the-job development and are willing to take the time to help the new hire become a valuable asset to their team.

If you are interested in learning more about our wage subsidy program, please contact us at 604-636-1124 and ask to speak with our Wage Subsidy Specialist.

About Us

Fraser Works Burnaby is partnered with GT Hiring Solutions to deliver the Employment Program of BC in Burnaby. The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Our Location

7297 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

To find the WorkBC Employment Services Centre nearest you, use WorkBC’s interactive map.

Contact Us

Phone: 604-636-1124
Fax: 604-636-0104
Email: BurnabyatFraserWorks.ca

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Wed: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thurs: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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