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Youth Employment and Skills Program: Step 1. What this program offers

Due to a high demand for funding under this program, the application intake has been closed as of January 17, 2020.

Step 1. What this program offers

Youth Employment and Skills Program provides funding to organizations for the creation of agricultural internships that provide career-related work experiences to youth and youth facing barriers.

Employers must apply on or after January 13, 2020 for their project to be considered. Approved projects will be eligible to receive 50% of total eligible costs, up to a maximum of $14,000 in matching funds.

Approved applicants that are Indigenous or non-profit are eligible to receive 80% funding up to the maximum $14,000 in funds. Approved projects that hire a youth facing barriers may receive 80% of total eligible costs, up to a maximum $14,000. They may be eligible to receive an additional $5,000 to cover extra costs associated with hiring and supporting youth facing barriers.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

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