The Business: Cantrill Distributing is a Castlegar-based bread distribution business serving the West Kootenays. They’ve been in business for 8 years and have 6 employees.
Why the Wage Subsidy Program?
- Steep learning curve means new employees have to go through extensive training
- The program allowed them to train staff at a significant cost savings
- Trained and hired a driver and load sorter—both have stayed on long term and are key employees
Program Feedback from Cantrill:
- Consistently good, reliable and keen referrals from program and KCDS
- Easy to manage administratively
- Good for both employers and people wanting to work
- Significant cost savings to hire and train employees