Wage subsidy for supply chain hires

by MM&D staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—Hiring a young, supply chain grad just got a little less costly.

The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC) has renewed its Career Focus Program which will now run until March 31, 2013.

The program offers wage subsidies of 50 percent—up to a maximum of $12,750 per employee—to businesses that hire new supply chain employees.

To qualify, the employees must be:

  • under 30 years old
  • a graduate of a post-secondary institution
  • new to the company

The employers must also meet some requirements, including:

  • guaranteeing at least 30 hours of work per week for a minimum four-month period (up to a maximum of eight months)
  • proving there is potential for a permanent position following the work experience.

The $1 for $1 subsidies, do not require reimbursement. There are 15 grants are available and they will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.

For additional details, see the CSCSC website.