Employer Resources

COVID-19 is changing the way business happens. We hope these resources can help you find the employees you need and navigate the challenges.

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Wage Subsidy

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Share a Job Posting with our Employment Experts

Share your post straight to the inbox of your local Employment Expert to share with our qualified job seekers. You can include a job description, attach a description as a Word document or pdf, or include a link to the posting.

  • Industry your company/position operates in.
  • Describe each job you are hiring for, including: Job Title, qualifications, responsibilities, hours per week, wage, and instructions/links where to apply. If you need to hire more than one person for one role please specify it here as well. Alternately, you may link to your job posting in this field, or upload a copy of the job posting in the upload box below, and fill in any missing details here.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf, odt, jpg, png, jpeg.
    Rather than writing the job posting information above, you can upload a copy of the posting here and clarify any related details in the box above. Files must be PDF or Word documents.
  • If you have a link to the job posting, you can paste it here:

Click here to Post a job through WorkBC’s Job Board

WorkBC Wage Subsidy

What is WorkBC Wage Subsidy?

WorkBC Wage Subsidy provides funding to an eligible employer to subsidize a WorkBC Client’s wage hire as an incentive for the employer to hire​​ and provide work experience and on-the-job training to an eligible Client or individual who has been identified as needing work experience, and to hire new or recall laid off employees.

The Wage Subsidy service can be accessed​ through two separate avenues:

  • A WorkBC Match Wage Subsidy occurs when a WorkBC Case Managed Client is identified by the Contractor as an appropriate candidate to refer to a potential Wage Subsidy position; or
  • An Employer Identified Wage Subsidy occurs when an eligible employer identifies an individual as suitable for a potential Wage Subsidy position.
Emplo​yers will be eligible for the following subsidies:
  • WorkBC Clients (up to 50%)
  • WorkBC Priority Clients (up to 75%) – Persons With Disabilities & Youth 16-30
  • Custom (Negotiated- up to 85%) – WorkBC matched Clients with Disabilities or Multi-Barriered Clients

Find out more in the WorkBC Wage Subsidy Application Guide

Eligibility

To be e​ligible, an employer must:

  • Be a registered business in B.C.; 
  • Be compliant with all applicable legislation including, but not limited to, the Employment Standards Act, Workers Compensation Act, Income Tax Act (Canada) and the Employment Insurance Act (Canada)
  • Be at Arm’s Length from the WorkBC Employment Services Contractor and potential employee
  • Offer a full-time position of approximately 35 hours per week, unless the Client has a special need for fewer hours per week and this need is documented (these clients must be WorkBC Match Case Managed Clients);
  • Offer Insurable Employment, as defined by the Employment Insurance Act (Canada);
  • Offer a position where the job and work are primarily done in B.C.;
  • Not fill a position vacant because of layoff (other than by filling it with the laid off person, unless that person refuses the position);
  • Confirm that the client is not an existing employee of the Employer or if the client is an existing employee, that they have been laid-off and are being recalled;
  • Confirm that no workers will experience reduction in hours or be laid off as a result of the Wage Subsidy placement;
  • Offer the likelihood of long-term employment or provide needed work experience to enable client to achieve long-term employment elsewhere; and
  • Pay reasonable, competitive wages that are reflective of the prevailing wage rate.

An Employer must not:

  • Be either the Government of BC or the Government of Canada (including crown corporations);
  • Be considered “public sector”, including: municipalities, schools, school boards, public universities and colleges, hospitals, health authorities or “other government entities”;
  • Offer Employment based on 100 percent commission or piece-work. Employment including some earnings based on commission or piece-work may be supported, but the Client must be paid a guaranteed labour market wage in addition to any commission-based earnings;
  • Be an active Client participating in Self-Employment Services;
  • Offer a position working under a WorkBC Contract; or
  • Be the WorkBC Contractor that provides the Wage Subsidy; and
  • Be in receipt of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), or other Wage Subsidy funding for the same client WorkBC will be subsidizing during the same period.

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Government COVID Information for Businesses

Looking for support for your business during the pandemic? Follow the links below to find services and programs available to your business.

Zoom Tutorials

Zoom is free one-on-one online video conferencing software and a great way to conduct virtual interviews, communicate with your staff remotely, or just chat.

The videos below, left to right, take you step by step through registering, installing, and using Zoom!

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