What is WorkBC Wage Subsidy?

WorkBC Wage Subsidy provides financial reimbursement of a percentage of wages to an eligible employer. This incentive is provided to employers who hire​​ and provide on-the-job training to a job seeker who has been identified as needing work experience.

Open to new hires or re-hiring laid off employees for all full-time positions.

WorkBC can pay an employer a percentage of wages for up to 24-weeks.

As employees transition into their new position WorkBC can provide other supports such as transportation, daycare, essential work clothes and equipment, and assistive technologies for persons with a disability.

Priority & Custom Job Seekers

Persons aged 16-30, persons who identify as having a disability, or other barriers to employment qualify to have a higher percentage of wages covered.

Some key points about Job Seeker eligibility:

Open to all unemployed residents of BC.

The employer can hire an employee who's been laid off from the position, and can only hire a new employee if the laid off employee declines to resume the position.

WorkBC is here to help you achieve your employment goals!

Please connect with us to learn more about this exciting program along with other services that might benefit you on your employment journey.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!



Duncan: 250-748-9880

Ladysmith: 250-924-2884

Lake Cowichan: 250-749-6822