Get wage subsidies so that you can provide participants with job exposure to make them "job ready" and you can be reimbursed for an amount equivalent to the minimum wage (to a maximum of 40 hours / week).
As an employer in Atlantic Canada, you can apply to receive funding in the form of a wage subsidy if you hire a recent graduate between the ages of 19 and 30. The funds help cover up to 50% of the employee's wages.
“The Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy Program will provide apprentices with the opportunity to gain work experience to successfully progress through their training to become journeyperson certified,” said Minister King. “Our government recognizes the increased demand for skilled tradespeople that is developing throughout our province. As the provincial economy grows and labour market demands increase, we will depend heavily on the individuals who are progressing through the apprenticeship program to ensure our province’s success.”