Youth Employment and Skills Program: Step 2. Who is eligible
Step 2. Who is eligible
Eligible employers are organizations who can offer projects that will give employees:
- agriculture career-related work experiences in Canada
- skills acquisition through mentoring and coaching
Note: eligible applicants must be legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements.
Projects must offer the employee meaningful work (internship) that should last a minimum of four months and must be completed by March 31st, 2020. The project must last long enough to give the employee significant experience and possibly lead to long-term employment or self-employment.
Recruitment of participants and interns
Eligible employers are responsible for hiring and verifying the eligibility of participants for the Youth Employment and Skills activities. To qualify, you must be:
- 30 years or younger when you started the internship
- unemployed, student or underemployed
- have not participated in any other Youth Employment and Skills Strategy program (that is, Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative and/or Career Focus Program)
- a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Youth facing barriers include:
- Living with a disability
- Lives in a low income household
- Single parent
- Residing in a remote location
- Living with family care responsibilities
- Coming out of, or have involvement with the justice system
- Other barriers approved on a case by case basis
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