Work Smarts — Wage subsidy program

Service Canada, Government of Canada • Applies only to: Newfoundland and LabradorPrince Edward IslandNova ScotiaNew Brunswick

As an employer in Atlantic Canada, you can apply to receive funding in the form of a wage subsidy if you hire a recent post-secondary graduate. The funds help cover up to 50% of the employee's wages.

To qualify, you must provide:

  • A $8.5/hr salary top-up (making the minimum salary $17/hr)
  • Up to 26 weeks of employment
  • Relevant work experience
  • Time for the graduate to attend certain training

Other conditions apply.

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