Welcoming Newcomers

By mmuise

Welcoming Newcomers is a wage subsidy program and incentive for employers to recruit professionally skilled, internationally trained workers. A four-month internship with a wage subsidy of up to 50%, or $10,000 maximum, is available to eligible employers.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a wage subsidy of up to 50%, or $10,000 maximum.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications

The employers must be:

  • firms who are seeking to hire full-time permanent newcomers;
  • firms whose primary activity is one of the following;
    a) generation, transmission and distribution of electricity;
    b) sector support including renewables, in any of the following areas: R & D, business development, energy efficiency;
    c) engaged in the manufacturing of equipment and the provision of services necessary to electricity;
  • post-secondary institutions (universities, colleges or polytechnics) supporting the electricity industry.

    Workers must be:
  • newcomers to Canada in the past ten (10) years who have been educated and/or developed professional experience internationally; and
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or newcomers/refugees with a valid open work permit.
Application Steps:

Applicants must apply via the Funding For Futures Platform. The platform will take users through a step-by-step application and documentation process in an interactive, web-based environment when applying, monitoring, and managing their wage subsidy application.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

Nov. 2023: Welcoming Newcomers is actively accepting applications from employers hiring newcomers to Canada into their workplaces.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program.

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