Wage Subsidy Programs

Apparel Connexion has managed wage subsidy programs for the apparel sector for a number of years.  Currently, the only province where a wage subsidy program is in place - is Ontario.  This program is managed by the Canadian Apparel Federation.  

To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • must be post-secondary graduates (college or university) and must work in their field of study;
  • must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive);
  • must be out of school;
  • must not be a beneficiary of employment insurance;
  • must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status;
  • must be legally entitled to work in Canada;

 Please note that Employers must apply for the program prior to hiring the candidate.

For further information on this program or to inquire about future programs in other provinces, please contact Danielle Kuczer at the Canadian Apparel Federation, careers@apparel.ca; 613.231.3220 ext. 222.


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