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Apply Now: Funding Available for Green Jobs – Fall 2018/Winter 2019

 July 19, 2018
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

The federal government has committed money to expanding employment opportunities for youth. Wage subsidies (50%) will be available for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 for municipalities and other organizations to hire Youth for Green Jobs. Apply by Friday, August 10, 2018.

 

 

Wage subsidies will be available for Fall 2018/Winter 2019 for Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities and other sector organizations to hire Youth for Green Jobs.  Work terms must take place between September 1, 2018  – March 31, 2019. Wage subsidies of up to 50% (or up to $5,712.00 for each youth/job) are available.

The following requirements apply:

  • The job must be “New”, meaning it cannot be a strict continuation of a current position.
  • The job must be “Green”, broadly interpreted. Could be used to support (but is not limited to): on the land programs; outdoor play programs, including day camps; environmental monitoring programs; trail development and maintenance; parks and playgrounds.
  • The jobs must be for “Youth”, which is defined as those who are 15-30 years of age, and are returning to school after the work term.

While employers are welcome to set their own wages, the Program contribution amount must be matched by the employer. Matching funds cannot come from another federal government funding program.

For more information about the Program, please visit https://www.cpra.ca/archived-news/2018/2/28/tlfzknlfjz80cbsxxypqhielf3tsei-4pgpm

Note: Funding for this program is provided by Employment Services and Development Canada.