Youth Employment and Skills Program: Step 4. After you apply
Step 4. After you apply
1. Your application will be assessed
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will:
- review and assess your application against the parameters and criteria of the program
- contact you for additional information if needed
- notify you in writing of final approval or rejection within 50 business days
2. AAFC will send you a Contribution Agreement
Successful applicants are required to enter into a Contribution Agreement (CA) with AAFC. The CA outlines the amount of funding that will be provided, as well as the applicants/recipients responsibilities and obligations.
3. AAFC will send you a payment
Successful applicants who have entered into a CA with AAFC will be sent a payment within 30 business days of receipt of a duly completed and documented claim.
Payments to recipients
AAFC will make payments based on claims submitted for eligible costs incurred and paid by the recipient in accordance with the terms and conditions of the CA. Each claim must be supported by details of the costs being claimed and certified by an authorized official of the Recipient.
For projects of less than eight months, AAFC will issue 100% of funds at the end of the internship, upon receipt of the final report, proof of salary payment to the candidate, and Financial Claim Form.
For projects of 8 to 12 months, AAFC will issue 50% of funds after the first half of the internship, only upon receipt of the Financial Claim Form and proof of salary payment to the candidate. The payment of the last 50% is made at the end of the internship, upon receipt of the final reports, the Financial Claim Form and proof of salary payment to the candidate.
Applicants may require interns to relocate within Canada. Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses are an eligible expense to a maximum of $5,000. The employer is responsible to reimburse the employee for any expense claimed. All expenses claimed by the applicant must involve a cash outlay of funds.
Youth Employment and Skills Program funds may be allocated for salaries and social benefits. Social benefits that the employer already pays to their employees are eligible expenses, that is cell phone, travel, vacation pay, etc.
If the intern is a youth facing barriers, the applicant is eligible to claim expenses related to the intern to help support and employ them. These expenses could include critical transportation, assistance with dependents, accommodation needs, accessibility equipment/technology etc. All expenses claimed by the applicant must involve a cash outlay of funds. The employer is responsible for paying the employee.
4. Employer reporting requirements
The employer is responsible for completing and submitting to AAFC the required documents and evaluation reports at the mid-point and/or at the end of the project.
Evaluation and participant information forms
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