Employer Wage Support for Youth

 

Wage support for employers in the Trucking & Logistic Sector

 

Up to $15,000 in wage subsidy for driving and non driving positions

 

Our program identifies, prepares, trains and integrates young Canadians into meaningful, well-paying jobs in the trucking and logistics sector.

 

The Program will support employers to identify, prepare, train and integrate young Canadians currently experiencing barriers to employment into meaningful, well-paying and stable employment opportunities in the trucking and logistics sector

 

Supports include:

  • Up to $15,000 in wage subsidy per employee

 

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. 30 years old, and under (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection
  2. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada
  3. Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

 

Role of Trucking HR Canada

Trucking HR Canada will provide the following support to the employer and employees throughout the placement period:

  1. Up to 100% of the salary available to be paid to the employee, up to a maximum of $15, 000 per employee
  2. Support for the employer with regular communication

 

Role of Employers

  1. Offer full time employment to a young person of 30 and under.
  2. Paperwork:
  3. Trucking HR Canada shall periodically request feedback from the employers and participants to evaluate the job placement
  4. Employers will be required to submit evidence of salaries remitted to the participants (pay stubs), for reimbursement

 

Program Duration

Placement is open now until March 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our program identifies, prepares, trains and integrates young Canadians into meaningful, well-paying jobs in the trucking and logistics sector.

    The wage and training subsidies provide up to one-half (50%) of the salary paid to the employee and tuition for entry-level driver training (training subsidy). There is no set length to the wage subsidy but typically they will last between 3 to 6 months. The maximum amount paid to the Employer for the duration of the employment will not exceed:

    • $15, 000 maximum for the wage subsidy and,
    • $10, 000 maximum for the driver training subsidy

    The employer agrees that TRUCKING HR CANADA will not be responsible for any other obligation or expense, whatsoever, incurred by the Employer or any other person associated with this Program.

  • The program has already started and will end on March 31, 2021.

  • No, an individual on a work permit would not be eligible for this program.

  • Yes, currently employers are limited to a total of 10 employees and training candidates.

  • Yes, if you hire someone on a short-term contract then they would still be eligible for the wage subsidy. The desire is to have the placement turn into long term employment but it is not a requirement.  The candidate still receives employment for the period of the placement and invaluable experience that can help them further their career, which are desirable outcomes of the program.

  • Employers will need to complete a short application; upon approval they will work with THRC to determine the best path forward for both the wage and the training subsidy.

  • Yes, however the employer would need to show that the new role provides more opportunity to learn and to grow.

  • Any employer can apply for the subsidy, they will need to show that they can provide a safe, respectful learning environment for potential candidates and adherence to best HR practices.

  • No, participants are considered for the program upon receipt and approval of the employer application.

  • The employer is responsible to locate and work with the training school to figure out their options. Employers are expected to pay the school and request reimbursements.

  • Yes, receipt (s) along with supporting documents are required to process reimbursement claims.

  • For more information, please email us at

    [email protected]

  • This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program.

Contact Information

For more information, Contact Trucking HR Canada at [email protected]

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program.