Take Advantage of Summer Wage Subsidies!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Many businesses hire part-time and seasonal workers in the summer months as a way to manage short term projects. However, did you know that you can hire students to help out at your small business next summer and your business can qualify for a wage subsidy? The wage subsidy can help you pay up to 50% of the salary to an eligible full-time student. In order to qualify: Students must be between 15 and 30 years old, you should have fewer than 50 full-time employees, and you need to meet the priorities set by your region. The value of the subsidy is based on the adult minimum wage in your region.

To qualify, your application will first be reviewed to ensure it meets the basic eligibility requirements. It will then be assessed, on a constituency-by-constituency basis, using the following criteria:

  • service to local communities;
  • jobs that support local priorities;
  • jobs that provide career-related experience or early work experience;
  • jobs with a salary that contributes to the student’s income;
  • employers who provide supervision and mentoring;
  • project activities that are directed toward members of, and support the vitality of, an Official Language Minority Community; and
  • employers who intend to hire priority students (students with disabilities, Aboriginal students and students who are members of visible minority groups).

Don’t wait until summer has arrived. Your application must be submitted before March 2013! To find out more about this program, call us at 416-746-9044 or email us today!