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“To rejoin the workforce I need up-to-date and relevant Work Experience — how can I gain experience without on the job training?”

This is how the Experience Matters! program can help YOU! The Program offers BC employers a Wage Subsidy as an incentive to hire you and gain on the job experience you need to excel.

The Experience Matters! Program offers eligible employers in BC a negotiated Wage Subsidy incentive to hire eligible workers aged 55 and over.

Am I eligible for the Program?


    • Age 55 or older
    • Unemployed or Precariously employed – working unstable or irregular hours (such as casual labour or on-call work), working for unreliable wages (such as piece-work or commission) and/or working for earnings that cannot support an individual or their family
    • Seeking full time employment
    • Not a full-time student (i.e. enrolled in high school or post-secondary training)
    • Resident of BC (living in BC as a Canadian, a permanent resident or a protected person) and legally entitled to work in Canada (not utilizing any type of Visa (i.e. work or student)
    • Not actively participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program (excluding WorkBC)
    • Accepted as an eligible participant into the program by Bowman Employment Services.


Find out if you qualify

Fill the form and, if ALL of the following statements are TRUE about you, we will send you a letter to attach to your resume.

This letter will tell prospective employers that you may be eligible for the Experience Matters! Program and how they can apply!

Once you have found an employer who wants to hire you, ask the employer to contact us toll-free at 1.877.866.3100 to start the application process.

I would like more information...

Click below to request Experience Matters! program information.

Experience Matters! Information Request
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