Wage Subsidies and Funding

Apply to receive a Wage Subsidy and hire a student today.

With Career Ready, it’s a 3-step process:

  1. Create and submit an application – takes 15 minutes and you’ll receive an assessment within 2 weeks
  2. Provide brief updates and hiring documentation – made easy from beginning to end by our online application management system
  3. Complete a claim form once wages are fully paid – receive a subsidy within weeks!

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How do I apply for a wage subsidy?

All applications are managed through our online application portal. You will upload important updates and documents through your user account from the initial request to the final payment.

How much money can I receive?

There are currently 3 funding models:

  • Regular category: 50% of wages to a maximum of $5000.00
  • Increased category: 70% of wages to a maximum of $7000.00
  • COVID response measure: 75% of wages to a maximum of $7500.00, in effect for all funding requests until March 2021

How can I qualify for the increased category?

Employers that hire students from underrepresented groups, including women in STEM, Indigenous students, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, and first-year students will qualify this additional funding.

What type of roles are eligible?

We consider any role that is tech-immersive, from coders to tech writers. Check out our non-exhaustive list of eligible roles.

How long will it take to process my application?

Creating and submitting an application is easy and should take only around 15 minutes. Depending on the queue, you will hear back in 5 to 10 business days with an approval.

What are my responsibilities?

We ask for proof of paid wages, a learning plan and for you to sign a funding agreement. More information can be found in the employer program guide.

Can I hire someone before my application is reviewed?

Yes, we retroactively assess applications.

Can I apply to subsidize more than one position?

Yes, there are currently no limits to the number of placements you can request funding for – although large requests may be subjected to waitlist to ensure equitable distribution of funding.

More Questions?

Download our Comprehensive FAQ.

For more information you can visit our employer or student resources for the application toolkit and program guides.

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