Helping Cut Costs Associated With Hiring A New Employee:
The Boundary Wage Subsidy offers an incentive to employers who create long-term employment prospects for individuals facing labour market difficulties. The program is available to EI eligible individuals whose best opportunity for returning to work is through job skills enhancement.
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To be eligible for the Boundary Wage Subsidy the potential employee must:
- Be presently unemployed or under-employed
- Have received EI in the past 3 years or Maternity / Parental Benefits in the past 5 years
- Be re-entering the workforce
- Be facing labour market difficulties
Potential employees are required to make an appointment with a member of the Employment Services Team to determine eligibility for the program.
To meet the requirements of the program, the employer must be willing to:
- Provide the employee with a minimum of 35 hours per week
- Provide the employee with the opportunity to gain marketable skills
- Offer the employee the potential for long-term employment
How The Program Works:
Employers may be reimbursed on average 50% of the wages an employee receives for the duration of the contract. A Boundary Wage Subsidy contract ranges between 12 - 24 weeks in duration. Each contract is designed and based on individual needs.
* Funding for this program is made available through Community Futures Boundary from the Ministry of Social Development Employment and Labour Market Services Division.
For more information contact the Boundary Wage Subsidy Coordinator.