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Applications Now Being Accepted for Student Employment Programs

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Advanced Education and Skills
March 24, 2015

The Department of Advanced Education and Skills is now accepting applications for this year’s summer student employment programs. Private employers and not-for-profit groups throughout the province are able to avail of a wage subsidy under these programs to help them hire post-secondary and high school students for the summer months.

“Summer employment is usually the first exposure young people have to the labour market and it is great way for them to build and increase their confidence and learn about workplace responsibility. Though these opportunities they are able to gain valuable lifelong work skills that will assist them in gaining future employment.”
– The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills

Through funding of approximately $3.3 million by the Provincial Government, the summer student employment programs are delivered by the department’s 27 employment centres located throughout the province. Representing a 20 per cent increase from 2013, 1,855 students were hired through these programs in 2014.

“The summer student employment programs are part of our government’s continued commitment to create job opportunities for youth in communities throughout the province. We want to help ensure that Newfoundland and Labrador continues to be the province of choice for our youth where they can live, work, and raise their families.”
– Minister Jackman

The application deadline for private and not-for-profit employers interested in hiring post-secondary students under the Post-Secondary Program is April 17. For not-for-profit employers interested in hiring high school students under the High School Program, the application deadline is May 1. Information on the wage subsidy provided to employers for each of these programs is available in the backgrounder below.

For more information on the summer student employment programs and to apply online, visit www.aes.gov.nl.ca/students/summer_jobs.html. Information can also be obtained by contacting the Labour Market and Career Information Hotline at 1-800-563-6600.

QUICK FACTS

Applications are now being accepted for the Provincial Government’s summer student employment programs:

  • Under the Post-Secondary Program, private employers and not-for-profit organizations throughout the province are able to avail of a wage subsidy under the program to help them hire post-secondary students for the summer months.
  • Under the High School Program, not-for-profit organizations throughout the province are able to avail of a wage subsidy under the program to help them hire high school students for the summer months.
  • Information is available at www.aes.gov.nl.ca/students/summer_jobs.html or by contacting the Labour Market and Career Information Hotline at 1-800-563-6600.
  • Through funding of approximately $3.3 million by the Provincial Government, the summer student employment programs are delivered by the department’s 27 employment centres located throughout the province.
  • Representing a 20 per cent increase from 2013, 1,855 students were hired through these programs in 2014.
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