Job Seeker Minimum Eligibility Criteria
• You are unemployed and receiving Employment Insurance (EI), or
• You have received EI benefits that ended in the past five years, or
• You have received EI Maternity or Parental benefits that started in the past five years, or
• You have earned $2000 in EI insurable earnings in the past 5 out of 10 years, or
• You are eligible for the Single Parent Employment Initiative.
The Wage Subsidy Program can be a very effective tool in finding employment. For an employer, the opportunity to access funding to assist with the cost of training/hiring you for a position, may make a big difference in their decision to hire! As you continue your active job search, you will let employers know about the Wage Subsidy and the benefits that this program can provide for them! The amount of the subsidy will depend on how much training is needed for the position: typically, it is equal to 50% of the new employee’s wage for a period of up to 24 weeks.
How does this service work?
Once eligibility has been confirmed for both the job seeker and the employer/position, the employer will develop the training plan and detailed job description
A signed agreement must be in place before the employee can start work
The employer will pay the worker as they would any other employee
At the end of each month, the employer will submit a claim form to receive the subsidy
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