The Get Youth Working! Program, funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, offers BC employers a $2,800 Hiring Incentive when they hire an eligible youth between the ages of 15 and 29. Employers can also take advantage of a $1,000 Training Fund to purchase training for their new employee. The Training Fund will ensure your new hire has the skills/certification required to perform their job duties.
The Get Youth Working! 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 BCs current and future skills shortage challenges, we need to offer job opportunities and training to our youth and maximize their skills.
YOUTH CRITERIA: Unemployed and between 15 and 29
- 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 student, enrolled in high school or returning to school
- Resident of BC and legally entitled to work in Canada
- Not participating in any LMA-funded programs