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Who is eligible for the Wage Subsidy Program?

Job seekers must:

  1. Be unemployed ​residents of B.C. who are either identified for this service through WorkBC Courtenay or through a local employer.
  2. Not be a full-time student
  3. Be working on average fewer than 20 hours per week and actively seeking full-time employment;

Employers must:

  1. Be a registered business in B.C
  2. Be in good standing with Canada Revenue, Worksafe, Employment Standards and Employment insurance
  3. Offer training, supervision and a permanent position with approximately 35 hours/week of work, unless the potential new hire has a need for less hours.