Funding Available for Employers

The Get Youth Working! Program, funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, offers employers a $2,800 hiring incentive (up to 3 employees at $2,800 each) to hire eligible youth 15 – 29 years of age.  Additionally, employers may request up to $1,000 to purchase traning for the newly hired youth.

Employer Criteria

  • In operation for at least one year
  • In good standing with WorkSafeBC
  • Must employ youth for a minimum of 3 months
  • Must employ youth for a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Employers will not qualify if employee is hired prior to signing a Get Youth Working! Funding Agreement.
Youth Criteria
  • Unemployed, 15 – 29 years of age
  • Not currently receiving or eligible for EI and have not received EI in the past 36 months or 60 months for a parental claim
  • Not a full-time students, enroled in high school or returning to school
  • Not a participant in another LMA-funded program
  • Resident of BC and legally entitled to work in Canada
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