Job Development Wage Subsidy

(Individual & Projects)

OBJECTIVE: To assist long-term unemployed or those at risk of becoming long-term unemployed by providing training and/or work experience opportunities that should lead to continuing or future employment for individuals requiring assistance to overcome labour market barriers. This could involve employing one or more individuals in new or vacant positions or projects designed to meet community needs or work experience for students over 30.

(Individual & Projects)

OBJECTIVE: To assist long-term unemployed or those at risk of becoming long-term unemployed by providing training and/or work experience opportunities that should lead to continuing or future employment for individuals requiring assistance to overcome labour market barriers. This could involve employing one or more individuals in new or vacant positions or projects designed to meet community needs or work experience for students over 30.
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OBJECTIVE(S):

  • Designed to assist long-term unemployed or those at risk of becoming long-term unemployed by providing training and/or work experience opportunities that should lead to continuing or future employment for individuals requiring assistance to overcome labour market barriers.
  • Designed to meet community needs to provide job creation opportunities to assist to with major capital costs projects that are of direct benefit to the community while providing longterm employment opportunities.
  • Designed for mature students coming from and returning to full time studies for work experience.

ELIGIBLE SPONSORS: Aboriginal Bands/organizations. Aboriginal small business and/or corporations.

ELIGIBLE CLIENTS:

  • Those who are currently unemployed & did not quit a job to participate on this project.
  • Those requiring new skills or an upgrading of existing skills to be able to access employment in the current labour market.
  • Those who are unemployed with skills required to meet the community project requirements.
  • Students that are coming from and returning to school of full time studies. Could employ 1 or more people (new workers or existing positions with no staff). Option to have a Manager included in project costs.

ACTIVITIES: Training and Work Experience activities designed to meet either individual or community needs and delivered through employers.

TIME FRAME: Normally 6 - 52 weeks.

WAGE SUBSIDY: Participant/Trainee - Negotiable up to a maximum of current minimum wage per hour. Private Sector employers will normally receive a 50% wage subsidy up to the maximum. Employers will be encouraged to contribute to wage costs where possible. Manager - paid to existing rate for the occupation & the responsibilities.

MANDATORY EMPLOYMENT RELATED COSTS:

  • (EI, CPP, Vacation Pay, WCB or Equivalent)
  • Up to 100% of wage subsidy costs.

TRAINING COSTS: Negotiable as required. Normally for off-the-job training costs.

OVERHEAD COSTS: Negotiable. Up to $200 per person per week (with exceptions possible on a case-by-case basis). Examples of costs include: Materials & Supplies, Travel, Equipment Rental, Photocopy, Communications, Bookkeeping Costs, Office Rent etc.

SPECIAL COSTS: Only as required. Equipment lease/rental related to activities (i.e. chainsaw, computer, vehicle rental) Costs to assist disabled workers (i.e. special equipment, renovations, one-on-one special training) (Maximum up to $7,500).

Are you eligible?

All aboriginal peoples regardless of status (Status, Non-status, Inuit) living within the OTDC Service Area are eligible.

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For Program ApplicationsAssistance and Employment Counselling, you need to contact an Employment & Training Coordinator at an OTDC Service Centre in your area. 

Click here to learn How To Apply.

Karen Abramsen - OTDC Manager
Phone: (250) 769-1977 Cell: 250-212-2999
Fax: (250) 769-1866
karen@otdc.org
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1

Debbie Conlin - OTDC Administrator
Phone: (250) 542-0045 Cell: 250-550-6701
Fax: (250) 549-7175
otdc@telus.net
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1