Apprentice Wage Subsidy

The School Works: Apprentice Wage Subsidy provides a wage subsidy to businesses, non-profits or First Nations communities, and local governments in the Columbia Basin to meet their employment needs.

Employers must:

  • Be a business (with 100 employees or fewer, including management), local government, non-profit or First Nation community.
  • Businesses must operate and have headquarters in the Basin region.
  • For more eligibility requirements, see the program guide below.

CRITERIA:

The Program supports employers to provide employment to an apprentice to complete their work-based requirements for the following trades:

  • Auto Body and Collision Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpenter
  • Professional Cook
  • Electrician, Construction
  • Electrician, Industrial
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Machinist
  • Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
  • Plumber
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Steamfitter / Pipefitter
  • Truck & Transport Mechanic
  • Welder
  • Other

The program supports the retention of participating apprentices if the employer chooses to retain them to complete work-based training requirements in the same trade, beyond Level 2.

This program is closed.

To discuss your needs, call toll free 1.877.489.2687 ext. 3584 or email schoolworks@ourtrust.org. This program is administered by College of the Rockies.

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