Through the School Works Co-op and Apprentice Wage Subsidy programs, businesses, non-profit and First Nations organizations, and public bodies with business headquarters located within the Columbia Basin Trust region can apply for age subsidies. Apprentice Wage Subsidy supports hiring apprentices for full-time employment to complete their first-level work-based training requirements with an $8/hour wage subsidy, and will also support the retention of participating apprentices through their second-level requirements with a $4/hour wage subsidy. Co-op Wage Subsidy support is also available for the hiring of students participating in a recognized co-op program, for an $8/hour wage subsidy. Employers are expected to top up wages to the market wage rate for the position. Applications are accepted on first-come, first-served basis.