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Employers who participate in our Hire a Worker program may qualify for cost incentive programs designed to help offset the costs of hiring and training a new employee. These programs, which assist employers during the training period, are tailored to individual companies.
The work assessment may be followed by a cost-shared on-the-job training program, normally three to six months in length, in which WorkSafeBC's contribution decreases and the employers' increases as the worker becomes fully trained.
Wages paid during a four-month negotiated training period:
- Month 1: WorkSafeBC pays 100 percent employer pays 0 percent as part of fully funded Work Assessment
- Month 2: WorkSafeBC pays 75 percent employer pays 25 percent
- Month 3: WorkSafeBC pays 50 percent employer pays 50 percent
- Month 4: WorkSafeBC pays 25 percent employer pays 75 percent
By the fifth month, the employer is paying 100 percent of the wages; the employee will be trained and skilled at the job, providing maximum return on the initial hiring investment.
To learn more about cost incentives, contact Vocational Rehabilitation
Services at 1 866 266-9404, or e-mail email@example.com.