The evaluation of the Canadian Work Experience (CWE) pilot projects shows that wage subsidies are crucial to encourage some employers of hiring newcomers. Following the lessons learnt from the CWE, Achēv and ISANS are piloting a potentially more cost-effective solution to help employers managing uncertainties associated with hiring newcomers in the Skilled Newcomer Training Incentive Bond Pilot project.
The pilot provides employment readiness training and employer connections to 200 newcomers. Employers hiring the participants are eligible for a bond that partially reimburses the salary paid if the probational employment is not a good fit. SRDC is contracted to design and conduct the evaluation of this pilot project.
Capability: Experimentation - Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement
Policy Area: Employment - Employment Supports and Services, Newcomers Labour Market Integration