Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
March 11, 2019

Provincial Government Enhances JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced significant enhancements to the JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program that increase flexibility for employers and expand accessibility for workers.

Employers will now be able to choose between two wage subsidy options, both of which extend the subsidy period and increase the level of subsidy over current funding levels:

  1. Wage subsidy for 42 weeks with employer receiving subsidy for 28 of the 42 weeks. The subsidy covers 60 per cent of the client’s wage for the first 14 weeks to a maximum of $12 per hour, $0 for the next 14 weeks, and 80 per cent for the final 14 weeks to a maximum of $12 per hour. A completion bonus for employer and client is available after client has remained employed 10 additional weeks.
  2. Wage subsidy for 28 weeks with employer receiving subsidy for the full 28 weeks. The subsidy covers 60 per cent of the client’s wage for the full 28 weeks to a maximum of $12 per hour. A completion bonus for employer and client is available after client has remained employed 10 additional weeks. This new option ensures the JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program is accessible to small businesses and employers in the not-for-profit sector.

Employers are invited to apply by visiting www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/empservices/jobsnl.html.

The enhanced JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program will open for applications from employers on April 1, 2019.

Enhancements to the JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program deliver on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“These enhancements make it possible for more employers to take advantage of the JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program to encourage private sector job creation and economic growth. Through increased flexibility, more businesses across all sectors will be able to hire new employees, including persons with disabilities.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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2019 03 11                              3:30 p.m.