Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer Student Employment Programs

  • Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

4 February 2020

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced applications are now being accepted for Summer Student Employment Programs.

The deadline for employers to apply for post-secondary students is March 12. The deadline to apply for high school students is March 26. Additional information about these programs is included in the backgrounder below.

Applications may be made online at www.gov.nl.ca/aesl/foremployers/wagesubsidy/.

For the third year, the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour will also partner with the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador to deliver AMPLIFY (Assisting My Potential – Labour Market Initiative for Youth). AMPLIFY helps youth gain work experience and participate in career development and personal growth activities.

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“Our government is inviting applications for summer students this early to give employers ample time to assess their needs and identify exciting opportunities for youth. The valuable experience high school and post-secondary students gain from summer jobs can help them pursue their chosen career right here at home.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Les demandes sont désormais acceptées dans le cadre des programmes d’emplois d’été pour étudiants

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Summer Student Employment Programs Applications

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Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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BACKGROUNDER

Summer Student Employment Program – High School

The program provides a subsidy to assist Not-for-Profit organizations, School Districts and Municipalities to create summer jobs for high school students currently enrolled in Level I, II, or III.

A subsidy approved under this program will cover 100 per cent of the current minimum wage plus 15 per cent to help cover the mandatory employment related costs to the maximum hours approved. Employers can request a duration of four to eight weeks, and up to 40 hours per week (a minimum of 20 hours per week must be provided to maintain the subsidy).

Employment must end on or before Monday, September 7, 2020.

Eligibility details are available online at www.gov.nl.ca/aesl/students/ssep-high-school.

Summer Student Employment Program – Post-Secondary

The program provides a subsidy to assist private sector and not-for-profit organizations which include school districts and municipalities to create summer jobs for post-secondary students entering or returning to post-secondary studies in the upcoming school year.

The subsidy for not-for-profit organizations approved under this program will be 100 per cent of the current minimum wage plus 15 per cent to help offset the mandatory employment related costs to the maximum hours approved (a minimum of 25 hours per week must be provided to maintain the subsidy).

The subsidy for private sector employers shall be $5.70 per hour towards minimum wage. Employers can request subsidy for five to twelve weeks, and up to 40 hours per week (a minimum of 25 hours per week must be provided to maintain the subsidy).

Employment must end on or before Monday, September 7, 2010.

Eligibility details are available online at www.gov.nl.ca/aesl/students/ssep-post-secondary.

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