Employer Wage Support for People with Disabilities

Get up to $15,000 in wage subsidy to hire persons with disabilities

 

 Trucking HR Canada’s wage subsidy program provides financial incentives to employers looking to reduce their financial risks in hiring persons with disabilities.

 

Supports include:

  • Up to a $15,000 wage subsidy per participant placed.
  • The provision of targeted onboarding, coaching, and mentoring resources.
  • Support throughout the work placement period.
  • Follow-up with employers to assess program effectiveness, and recommendations for future placements.

 

Eligibility

Persons who are currently unemployed and living with disability(ies).

1. Currently Underemployed

  • Working less than an average of 20 hours per week; and
  • Actively seeking employment or increased employment; and
  • In receipt of a notice of imminent lay-off, or
  • Must leave his current occupation due to medical reasons

 

2. Living with a disability

Self-identifies as having a permanent physical or mental disability.

 

3. Legally entitled to work in Canada

 

Role of Trucking HR Canada

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

  • Onboarding, coaching, and mentoring resources to support the integration of new employees into the labour market and enhance their ability to maintain employment
  • Up to 50% funding of employees’ salaries, up to a maximum of $15,000 per employee placed
  • Support for the employer with regular communication

 

Role of Employers

  • Offer full time employment to persons with disability and pay 50% of their wages
  • Provide Workplace accommodations (WPA) required by the prospective employee to mitigate some of the barriers they may face to adequately perform their duties.
  • The most required type of WPAs are flexible work arrangements and workstation modifications.
  • Deploy an effective onboarding, coaching, and mentoring framework to support employee success.  Employers will be encouraged to use, and /or adapt materials developed by Trucking HR Canada.

 

Paperwork:

c) Trucking HR Canada shall periodically request feedback from the employers and participants to evaluate the job placement, and the coaching and mentoring resources.

d) Employers will be required to submit evidence of salaries remitted to the participants (pay stubs), to get reimbursed.

 

Timing

Placement is open now.

 

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund Program. 

 

Interested in accessing the funds?

Contact Anthonia Ani at 613-244-4800 or [email protected]