Wage subsidies and other assistance programs

Are high wage expectations making you reluctant to put up that Help Wanted sign? A wage subsidy or other assistance program can help you hire and retain the right talent.

Services and information

Apprenticeship job creation tax credit

If you hire an apprentice, you could get a tax credit equal to 10% of that person's salary.

Canada Job Grant

You could get up to $10,000 per employee to help cover the cost of training.

Canada Summer Jobs

If you hire students for the summer, this subsidy could help you cover 50% of their wages.

Career Focus

You could get funding to hire youths if you can give them useful work experience.

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

If you are a person with disabilities who wants to start a business or if you are an employer who would like to hire someone with a disability, you could qualify for funds.

Science Horizons Youth

If your business or not-for-profit organization undertakes environmental science projects, you could receive up to $12,000 to hire an intern for at least six months.

Science and Technology Internship

If your business is in the geomatics, geology, mining, forestry or energy industry, you could get money to hire a recent graduate.

Skills Link

Need employees? You could receive money to hire and train youth between the ages of 15 and 30 to work on your projects.

Young Canada Works in both official languages

Your incorporated non-profit organization may be eligible for an opportunity to create an internship or summer job.

Youth Employment Program

You could obtain financial assistance to hire a skilled post-secondary graduate to work on your innovative project.

More wage subsidy programs

Find out about more wage subsidy programs, including those from your provincial or territorial government.

Workforce reduction and downsizing

During workforce restructuring, find out how to allow employees who agree to leave to qualify for benefits.

Work sharing

Find out how work sharing arrangements can help your business to avoid layoffs and allow your employees to keep their jobs and receive additional benefits.

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