Tools, financial supports and job ready candidates –
everything you need to grow your business.
We can help take the pinch out of the hiring process with wage reimbursements of up to 50% for the first 24-weeks of full-time employment. Learn More.
We can help you create job opportunities for persons with disabilities, which helps you with employee retention & increased productivity! Learn More.
Our new new job board is full of features to make quick work of recruiting! Visit kootenay.jobs now, your new team member is waiting.
We can help cover the cost of training for new or
for current employees, Learn More.
Funding to support and facilitate strategies and activities to address local
labour market issues. Learn More
KCDS IS YOUR SOURCE FOR LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION, INDUSTRY TRENDS AND RECRUITMENT SUPPORT.
Here’s what business participants
have to say about our programs:
“Without the JCP program we couldn’t have done many of the labour intensive and innovative pieces that have made this project such a success. The benefit to the community and to the region is tremendous. This facility is extremely welcoming and our visitor numbers increased 43% in the first year since we opened. The building really is a cornerstone to the Railtown visioning for the next 25 years. It has transformed into a community showcase. The participants who worked on this project have done amazing work that they can be proud of.”- Tom Thompson, Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
“The JCP program played an integral in role in this successful project. Program financial support for a project manager and participants supported the project moving forward utilizing labour intensive and innovative processes. Participants worked on everything from demolition to construction and finishing. Many participants went on to obtain apprenticeships.”- Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
“I don’t know why more people aren’t utilizing [the wage subsidy program]. It’s not administratively heavy. It helps with the learning curve. The staff are helpful and there’s not much paperwork. It’s a great program.”- Shersty Motor Company
“Simple. The process was very easy, efficient and easy to administer once approved. The financial assistance provided by the program made it affordable to train employees to a standard that they need to be trained. Simplest reporting I’ve ever seen.”- Krueckl Financial Services Inc
“We’ve had tremendous success with the Wage Subsidy program. It has helped our small business to invest in recruitment activities that would not otherwise be possible. Mandala really believes in hiring and purchasing local. We invested $1.4 million in the local community last year. We know we could buy online, etc – but make choice to stay local, buy local and hire local. The wage subsidy program helps us to stick to this value – and hire local!” Mandala Homes
“If I am ever in need of a reliable employee who wants to work, I will definitely come back to the [Wage Subsidy] program. It is definitely not as complicated as one might think. It’s a great program for both employers and people wanting to work. I can’t think of why a company wouldn’t use it for the cost savings it allows to hire and train a new employee.” Cantrill Distributing Inc.