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.

  • Continuing Education Program
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Apply for funding to hire a substitute at your daycare while your employees upgrade their skills.

  • Early Childhood Enhancement Grant
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    You can apply for a grant to improve employee salaries and benefits at your daycare.

  • Employment Incentives Program
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    You could receive technical and financial assistance to hire a qualified employee who has had a workplace injury.

  • Energy Training Program for Students
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Find out how you could receive a wage subsidy to hire a student for a work term in your energy sector business.

  • Environmental Youth Corps

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

  • Film Tax Credit
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Receive a fully refundable corporate income tax credit for the cost of hiring Nova Scotia residents to work on your film or video production.

  • 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.

  • Job Creation Partnerships
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    If you are planning a new business project that benefits the community, you could be eligible to hire a subsidized job seeker.

  • Mitacs Accelerate

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

  • Nova Scotia Business Inc. Payroll Rebate
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    You could receive a payroll rebate for your export or growth sector-oriented 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.

  • START Program
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Financial incentives are available for you to hire ready-to-work Nova Scotians.

  • 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 of natural sciences.

  • 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.

  • Strategic Cooperative Education Incentive
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    You could get up to $10.00 per hour to help pay for a university or community college co-op student to work at your organization.

  • Supported Child Care Grant
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Apply for a grant to create or sustain an inclusive child care program for children with special needs.

  • 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.