Employers regulated by prescribed statutory bodies are eligible for FIRST.
|Authorised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority||Licensed banks, restricted licence banks, deposit-taking companies, and stored value facility (SVF) licensees|
|Licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission||Firms with non-temporary non-provisional licence and carrying out any of Type 1 to Type 10 regulated activities under the Securities and Futures Ordinance|
|Authorised by the Insurance Authority||Insurers and insurance intermediaries (including insurance agencies and insurance broker companies; not including individuals)|
|Approved by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority||Trustees|
|Registered with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants||CPA firms and corporate practices|
An eligible employer may apply for subsidy for between one and 25 eligible new hires. The number, if above one, will be capped at 5% of its existing number of employees and such will be rounded off to the nearest whole number, except for number of employees below 30, of which the eligible headcount will be one.
By making an application for FIRST, the eligible employer undertakes:
For more details, please read “Application procedures” section under FAQs.