Targeted Wage and Job Opportunity Subsidies

Targeted Wage Subsidy

Targeted Wage Subsidies seek to generate long-term employment through a combination of training and the provision of wage subsidies to employers. These programs offer clients work experience and skill development, as well as an opportunity to become accustomed to the requirements of the job.

Targeted Wage Subsidies are designed to:

  • Promote skills-development and workforce re-entry
  • Provide wage subsidy of up to 60% for up to one year
  • Result in permanent employment, pending successfulparticipation in the program

Job Opportunity Subsidy

The Job Opportunities Subsidy program combines off-the- job training with on-the-job work experience. The focus of the program is the development of a strong skill base, which can include certification, to benefit the long-term career interests of the client. Clients who have already completed a form of certified training may also be eligible for this program by applying to access sponsorship for the work-experience portion of the program only.

Job Opportunity Subsidies are designed to:

  • Promote skills-development and workforce re-entry
  • Provide wage subsidy of up to 100%
  • Run up to two years in total (including both training and job experience)
  • Result in permanent employment, pending successful participation in the program