Youth Employment and Skills Program: Step 1. What this program offers
Step 1. What this program offers
Due to a high demand for funding under this program, the application intake has been closed as of July 6, 2020.
The Youth Employment and Skills Program provides a wage subsidy to employers who hire youth for agricultural jobs. The program offers support for 50% of wages to a maximum of $14,000. Additionally, the program offers 100% of costs for relocation to a maximum of $5,000 if the employee must relocate for the position.
Employers can apply on or after May 26, 2020 for their project to be considered.
If approved, the following employers are eligible to receive 80% of total eligible costs, up to a maximum of $14,000:
- Indigenous individuals or organizations
- Employers who hire a youth facing barrier(s) (section 2.2 of Applicant guide)
For youth facing barriers, an additional $5,000 is available to cover the costs of addressing these employment barriers.
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available.
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