The Get Youth Working! Program, funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund, offers employers a $2,800 Wage Subsidy to hire eligible candidates 15 to 29 years of age. The program is designed to provide youth participants with the skills that are required to be successful in the labour market through a combination of on-the-job training, work experience and formal skills development training. In order to address BC’s current and future skills shortage challenges, we need to offer job opportunities and training to our youth and maximize their skills. Learn more at the Get Youth Working Website.


Eligibility criteria for employer:

  • Candidate must be a new hire
  • In operation for at least one year
  • In good standing with WorkSafeBC
  • Must employ candidate for a minimum of 3 months
  • Must employ candidate for a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Employers will NOT qualify if employee is hired prior to signing Get Youth Working Funding Agreement

Eligibility criteria for candidates: 

  • 15 to 29 years of age
  • Unemployed or underemployed (less than 20 hours a week)
  • Not a full-time student, enrolled in high school or returning to school
  • Not a participant in another Canada-British Columbia Job Fund program
  • Resident of BC (living in BC as a Canadian, a permanent resident or a protected person) and legally entitled to work in Canada 
  • Not currently receiving or eligible for EI and have not received EI in the past 36 months or 60 months for a parental claim

Apply here

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