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Summer Employment Programs

Student Summer Employment Wage Subsidy Program

Thank you for your interest in the Student Summer Employment Program. The application deadline was April 4, 2014. This application process is now closed.

Student Summer Employment provides funding to assist private sector businesses and not-for-profit organizations in creating summer employment for students.

Application Deadline
The application deadline date will be Friday, April 4, 2014.

Employer Eligibility

  • Not-for-Profit Employers are eligible to apply for both the Post-secondary and High School student employees.
  • Private Sector employers may only apply for the Post-secondary student employees.

Student Employee Eligibility

  • Post-secondary students hired in this program must be entering or returning to Post-secondary training within the next year and are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • High School students hired in this program must be enrolled in Level I, II, or III during the 2013/14 school year and are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Mandatory Job Posting on JobsinNL.ca

  • Once employers have received approval notification from the Department, all employers MUST post positions on JobsinNL.ca Opens in a new window for a minimum of three days to ensure fair and equitable access to all students seeking employment.
  • When posting a position in JobsinNL.ca, employers must identify that the position is funded through the Student Summer Employment Program in the entry field named “Alternate Job Title”. For example, an employer could enter “Cashier-Student Summer Employment” or “Student Summer Employment” in this field to indicate the source of funding

Financial Support

  • The subsidy for Not-for-Profit Organizations approved under this program will be 100% of the current minimum wage plus 15% to help cover the mandatory employment related costs.
  • The subsidy for Private sector employers shall be 50% of the minimum wage.
  • All payments required by law are the responsibility of the employer, including Income tax, Employment Insurance, CPP, assessments under the Workplace Health Safety and Compensation Act and holiday pay.

Duration and Hours and Work

  • For Post-secondary students, the maximum subsidy period shall be 12 weeks while the minimum is 5 weeks; Students must work at least 25 hours per week in order for the employer to maintain the subsidy, and all work must be completed by August 31, 2014.
  • For High School students, The maximum subsidy period shall be 8 weeks while the minimum is 4 weeks; Students must work at least 20 hours per week in order for the employer to maintain the subsidy, and all work must be completed by August 31, 2014.

Tips and Information for completing the Student Summer Employment Application

  • Employers are required to read ALL relevant Terms and Conditions; including those related to privacy and consent and will have to acknowledge they have read these Terms and Conditions prior to the application submission.
  • Employers may complete either of the two application forms below. The one for email is built to be completed in the pdf form and emailed to government, the printable one is built to be printed and then filled in by hand and faxed into government.
  • Instructions for the Email version of Application
    • This works best using Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader Version 8 or higher.
    • Chrome and Firefox use their own built-in PDF viewers instead of the installed viewer on most system setups. These can be disabled to force the browser to use the installed PDF viewer (in this case, Adobe Reader).
  • Instructions for the Printable version of Application
    • This works best using Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader Version 8 or higher.
    • Please fax completed application to the following numbers based on the region that you are applying from.
      • Avalon - (709) 945-3073
      • Central - (709) 535-0265
      • Western (709) 637-2630 or (709) 695-2302
      • Labrador (709) 896-5371
  • Once your application has been received and acknowledged, it will be processed by the Department of Advanced Education and Skills and a staff person will follow up with you if required.
  • Employers will receive official approval of positions through email, therefore it is imperative that all email addresses provided be correct and monitored on an ongoing basis.

Need Assistance

  • For assistance in completion of the Student Summer Employment application, you may call the Labour Market and Career Information Hotline at 1-800-563-6600

Terms and Conditions
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Student Summer Employment Programs are subject to budget approval.

 
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