Wage Subsidy Programs

The Trust’s wage subsidy programs, administered by College of the Rockies, could help your business with a wage subsidy.

Click on a program below for more information.

The School Works Program provides wage subsidies to employers to help them hire full-time students on part-time basis throughout the school year.

This program is now open. Click here to learn more and apply.

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.

Applications are now being accepted. All program details and application information can be found here.

The School Works: Co-op Wage Subsidy provides wage subsidies to employers in the Basin region to help them hire post-secondary students enrolled in full-time education and participating in a recognized university or college co-op education program.

Applications are now being accepted. All program details and application information can be found here.

Our Career Internship Program provides eligible employers with up to 50 per cent of an intern’s salary (up to $25,000 over a seven to 12 month term) for full-time, career-focused positions that lead to permanent employment.

Applications are now being accepted. All program details and application information can be found here.

The Summer Works Program provides small businesses with a wage subsidy to hire full-time high school and post-secondary students during the school summer break.

This program is closed. Click here to learn more.

The Basin Food Producer Wage Subsidy Program provides support to primary food producers in the Basin. The program will provide flexibility to farmers to hire employees as needed throughout the 2021 growing and harvesting season.

Applications are now being accepted. All program details and application information can be found here.