Receiving Wage Subsidies has never been easier
Using Funding for Futures, employers create an account, choose the program they wish to apply for by answering a simple question, and then manage the process from application to claim. They can even upload their banking details and add account administrators to make the whole process easier on their end.
EHRC offers a number of wage subsidy programs to electricity sector employers to support the recruitment of youth, students and newcomers to Canada.
Empowering Futures - Not currently accepting student applications for the Winter 2023 semester.
Supporting employers that are creating new, work-integrated learning (WIL) and first-year apprentice opportunities in electricity, by providing subsidies of between $5,000 and $10,000 per position. Please note that the Empowering Futures student program is closed to Winter 2023 applications and will accept student placements starting April 1st, 2023 or later.
Discovering Potential - Not currently accepting new applications.
Employers providing un- and under-employed youth with work experience may be eligible for this program. Wage subsidies of between 50-80% of a participant’s wages, with a maximum benefit of between $11,000 and $25,000 per participant are available. Participants furthest from employment may be eligible for additional funding, pending evaluation.
Welcoming Newcomers - Not currently accepting new applications.
Employers that hire Newcomers to Canada may be eligible for up to $10,000 per participant for wage subsidies, skills development and/or on-the-job training. Newcomers must have arrived in Canada within the past 10 years and be Canadian, Permanent Residents, Refugees and/or have an open work permit. Please note that Welcoming Newcomers is closed to new applications and will re-open on April 1st, 2023
Benefits of Creating an Account
Your account allows you to apply for funding, check placement status, manage your placements and submit your claims. A dashboard view is available at any time to verify the status of any placement. Creating an account is easy and we will help you through the steps.
Apply for Funding
You'll have to create an account first. Then you can choose the program you wish to apply for by answering one simple question - with up to 20 participants at a time. You can even apply for funding before you have a participant identified.
You can check the status of your applications at any time by logging in. Once it has been approved, a contract is issued via DocuSign and you can always update us on the status of a placement (maybe an applicant left early - or you liked them so much you hired them full-time!).
We recommend submitting your claims monthly so you don't get behind. Just login, find your program and applicant from the dropdown and upload paystubs (or equivalent payment details) and we'll be able to process your payment for the month.
Contact us if you have questions
The whole thing is pretty easy but if you do have any questions about Funding For Futures or any of our programs, our support team is always happy to help - feel free to fill in the form below and we'll be back to you in a couple of business days.