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.

  • Agriculture Development Fund
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    Access funding to undertake agriculture or food research and development.

  • 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 money to help you hire and pay post-secondary graduates, if you can give them useful work experience.

  • Connect Canada internships

    You could receive funding of $5,000 to help pay the salary of a graduate student or a post-doctoral fellow for 4 to 6 months to help with your advanced R&D project.

  • Environmental Youth Corps

    Your environmental business may be eligible to create a full-time internship for skilled graduates in your industry.

  • High Demand Youth Internship Program

    If your business is in a high demand sector, you could be eligible to apply for a wage subsidy to hire and train youth to work for your business in the near future.

  • 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.

  • Industrial R&D Fellowships Program

    You could get help to hire a PhD graduate to work on a research project in natural sciences or engineering for your business for 2 years.

  • Mitacs Accelerate

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

  • 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.

  • Student Summer Works (SSW) Program
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    You may be eligible to apply for a wage subsidy to hire a student for your Saskatchewan-based business this summer.

  • 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.