Welcoming Newcomers

By mmuise
Description:

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
Eligibility:

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.

About the author
mmuise