Wage subsidies 

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Are high wage expectations making you reluctant to put up that Help Wanted sign? A wage subsidy program can put the perfect employee within your reach.

  • Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit

    If you hire an apprentice, you could get a tax credit equal to 10% of that person's salary.

  • Canada Summer Jobs

    If you hire students for the summer, this subsidy could help you cover 50% of their wages.

  • Career Focus

    You could get funding to hire youths if you can give them useful work experience.

  • Connect Canada internships

    You could receive $5,000 to help pay the salary (4 to 6 months) of a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow to assist you in advanced R&D projects.

  • Employ PEI
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    As a PEI business owner, you can apply for a wage subsidy to hire and train eligible individuals for up to a year.

  • Environmental Youth Corps

    Thinking of hiring a graduate for a position related to the environment? A wage subsidy may be available.

  • Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth

    Your housing-related Aboriginal business may qualify for wage subsidies to hire and train First Nations or Inuit youths.

  • Human Resources Planning Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    You could obtain up to $1,000 to hire human resource expertise.

  • Innovation and Development Labour Rebate Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    If your business develops or commercializes new products, processes and services, you may be eligible for a tax credit.

  • Mitacs Accelerate

    Learn how you can expand your R&D potential by recruiting a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to research your technology project.

  • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

    If you are a person with disabilities who wants to start a business or if you are an employer who would like to hire someone with a disability, you could qualify for funds.

  • Rural Jobs Initiative
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    Apply for a wage subsidy to hire someone who lives in PEI to work for you outside of the Greater Charlottetown area and the Urban Core of Summerside.

  • Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

    If your business or not-for-profit organization undertakes environmental science projects, you could receive up to $12,000 to hire an intern for at least six months.

  • Science and Technology Internship Program

    If your business is in the geomatics, geology, mining, forestry or energy industry, you could get money to hire a recent graduate.

  • Skills Link

    Need employees? You could receive money to hire and train a youth between the ages of 15 and 30 to work on your project.

  • TECTERRA Geomatics Technology Programs

    If you are an entrepreneur in the geomatics industry, you could access funding and resources that can help you develop and commercialize your business.

  • Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages

    Your incorporated non-profit organization may be eligible for an opportunity to create an internship or summer job.

  • Youth Employment Program

    You could obtain financial assistance to hire a skilled post-secondary graduate to work on your innovative project.